Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

Countdown to Turkey Day 2016: The Day Before Thanksgiving 2016

Heather says: Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Are you ready? The people running Butterball’s Turkey Talkline (1-800-BUTTERBALL) are fantastic; feel free to call them if you have ANY questions on Thanksgiving about your turkey. They are happy to help. Seriously, I’d go as far as chipper. Have you figured out your Turkey Day Timetable? For many families…

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Countdown to Turkey Day 2016: Two Days to Go!

Heather says: Tick. Tock. Your time is running out. However, you’ve been following along with this year’s Countdown to Turkey Day and aren’t stressing, right? Grab your Thanksgiving Shopping List and buy your produce and other perishables. If you went the fresh route, pick up your turkey. Before you head to the grocery store -you…

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Cornbread and Andouille Sausage Dressing

Heather says: The best part of this dressing, aside from it being fabulously tasty is, it’s gluten free! I have several friends who are either celiac or have friends who are. I love when I have a great recipe I can pass along, especially for a holiday meal. I’m not a huge fan of egg…

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Countdown to Turkey Day 2016: November 10

Heather says: How is your Thanksgiving preparation going? Are you staying on top of the weekly chores? Is your dining room table still clear? No? Fix that, I’ll wait. On Tuesday we talked about putting together a tentative guest list. It’s time to go invite everyone formally. I’m not talking about embossed, fancy cards, but…

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Countdown to Turkey Day – Time to Practice

Heather says Today is pretty short and sweet; you have a few things to make sure you’re on track for Thanksgiving: PRACTICE Take your soft menu plan from Thursday and go over it. Are there any recipes you haven’t tested? Is there a cooking technique in one that you haven’t tried? Have ever even roasted a…

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Gluten Free Dressing for Thanksgiving

Heather says: Dressing is and always has been my favorite part of Thanksgiving Dinner. I love it day of and straight out of the fridge over the next few days. It turns out Ray has missed dressing the last few years. I always make a cornbread dressing that is gluten free without modification, but we…

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Don’t Forget Anything on Your Thanksgiving Shopping List

Heather says: Here we are, just under two weeks out from Thanksgiving and it’s time to get serious about making sure we’re ready to cook Thanksgiving Dinner. Today it’s time to make your Thanksgiving Day Dinner shopping list, let’s try really hard this year to not need to grab any last minute items, okay? Additionally,…

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Countdown to Turkey Day 2015 – Invitations for All

Heather says: How is your Thanksgiving preparation going? Are you staying on top of the weekly chores? Is your dining room table still clear? No? Fix that, I’ll wait. On Tuesday we talked about putting together a tentative guest list. It’s time to go invite everyone formally. I’m not talking about embossed, fancy cards, but…

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The Soft Menu Plan – 2015

Heather says Today is pretty simple, it’s a pen and paper exercise. We’re going to create the soft menu plan for our Thanksgiving dinner. Why do I suggest this method instead of getting everything set in stone right away? This allows time to go over the menu a couple of times and really think about…

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Countdown to Turkey Day 2015

Heather says Here we are, our 9th Thanksgiving together at Home-Ec 101. Just like we’ve done in years past, I have the Countdown to Turkey Day ready to help you host your Thanksgiving Dinner with confidence. Stick with us and you won’t be the one frantically googling how to thaw a turkey on the morning…

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The Day Before Thanksgiving 2014

Heather says: Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Are you ready? Have you been playing along with this year’s Countdown to Turkey Day 2014. What did you think? Was it thorough enough? What needs to be improved? As per usual, I’ll be adding a few more recipes to the site for Christmas and next year.  This year has…

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The Great Pantry Check and REcheck

Heather says: Thanksgiving is nearly here, all of the work you’ve done over the past few weeks will help ensure your event runs smoothly. Today it’s time for the Thanksgiving Pantry double check. Did you see that. I said DOUBLE check. You not only need to do this today, but again before Thanksgiving. Why? Teenagers.…

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One Week Until Thanksgiving

Heather says: We’ve got one week to go until Thanksgiving. This means that it’s time to actually dig out your serving ware and make sure it’s clean. If you ‘re going to polish your silver (who has silver anymore?) it’s time to do that, too. Make room in your refrigerator for your produce and the…

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