Thanksgiving 911

Thanksgiving 911

thanksgiving

1. What items can I make in advance?
 
Almost everything!  Sides like sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and butternut squash as well as cold pies like pumpkin or chocolate cream can be made the day before.  If you're going to do you mashed potatoes early, make sure to wait until the day of to add the cream and butter.

2.  How long do I cook my turkey?

15 minutes per pound at 325 degrees F

3. What's the secret to great pie crust?

Carla's simple recipe guarantees perfect crust

4. How do I brine a turkey?

Give Mario's recipe a try for a quick and easy first time brine.

5. How do I make gravy without a whole turkey?

A simple solution is to buy turkey wings the day before and make a stock from those.  Use that stock to make gravy.

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