Thursday, November 22, 2012
Fifty turkey experts will answer questions on meal prep and turkey emergencies this holiday season.
It's Thanksgiving, the guests are only hours away and your turkey still is frozen. What can you do? Have no fear, the Butterball Turkey talk-line is open and ready to help. For more than 20 years Butterball representatives have talked turkey. The questions run the gamut, from experienced cooks simply looking for tips to make the perfect bird, to panicked hosts trying to avert disaster. "We have many different hats that we wear," said Tara-Rose Groberski, who has worked on the turkey talk line for 10 years. "We're there to alliviate their angst. Will tell them to take a deep breath and walk them through what they have to do." The first turkey talk line had six home economists answer 11,000 phone calls in 1981. This year more than 50 …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Patch editors share their embarrassing holiday fails and invite you to add yours.
The Turkey That Wouldn't Go Away I was a newlywed, cooking my first Thanksgiving dinner for extended family. My mother, my sister and myself were crowded into a tiny kitchen at our University City apartment, bumping into each other and generally getting into each other's way. Bags and boxes and pans were stacked in any available inch of space. My husband's grandmother had given us a large covered roaster pan, and for seven months, it had been taking up space in the cabinet. Now, I finally got to use it. Not well, however, as I remember the turkey was rather dry. But we could always count on my mother's dressing being perfect and the sweet potatoes having just the right amount of marshmallow topping. We gave the kitchen "a lick and a …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Eagerly awaiting dinner and trying to pass the time? See exactly which Thanksgiving treat is creating the most anticipation.
You know the signs — and so do your nose and stomach: The simmering smell of gravy, the subtle scents of a warm apple pie ... when Thanksgiving Day rolls around, it's hard not to be overwhelmed by sweet-smelling sensation. With that said, Patch readers, we pose this question: Exactly which item en route to your dinner table are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the poll below, then check out the responses so far. Will the tradition of Turkey rule supreme? Will a classic like apple pie usurp the dinner throne? There's only one way to find out:
Friday, November 26, 2010
If fowl is filling your fridge, check out these recipes for great dishes using pre-cooked poultry.
Ah, Thanksgiving. You feasted on turkey with all the trimmings. Everybody ate their fill and still there were leftovers. Lots and lots of leftovers, and your obligatory midnight turkey sandwich didn't even make a dent. How should you best employ your remains of the day? Another sandwich or something more festive and creative? Here are four dishes that are perfect for turkey leftovers. They can be made anytime of course and don't require turkey at all. None of the recipes are too strict. Mix and match, eliminate ingredients or add your own unique touches, but these should provide a good start for enjoying the fruits of yesterday's labors. Tortilla Turkey Roll-Ups With Cilantro and Roasted Poblano Mayo Roast a poblano (or Anaheim) chili …