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Top Tips for Avoiding Thanksgiving Disasters

Posted on Blog November 20, 2016

Every year a number of fundamental Thanksgiving mistakes are made that can be avoided with simple advice. You’d think that after you have hosted a number of Thanksgiving dinners, avoiding the mistakes would be second nature, but that isn’t the case. Here are some tips for avoiding the top Thanksgiving disasters:

  • Know your limits: do not try to take on too much work on Thanksgiving. Most guests will be happy with the turkey, dressing, potatoes, and pie. After all, it is only one evening, there is a limit to how much guests can eat and enjoy. It’s better to get what you know right than to be ambitious and mess up the dinner altogether.
  • Buy the pie: guests probably won’t care if you make or buy the pie as long as it tastes delicious. There is no shortage of places offering great pie at competitive prices that you can serve to your guests. Not having to bake your own pie frees you up to concentrate on the main course – the turkey.
  • Thaw the turkey: remember that a turkey will not thaw in a couple of hours, and you shouldn’t do it at room temperature. It’s best to thaw the turkey in the fridge. As a rule of thumb allow 10 hours of thawing time per kilogram of turkey.


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