Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, two glorious holidays, will never fall together on the same day again in our lifetime, so the day deserves a blowout menu, full of insanely delicious hybrid recipes. From challah bread rolls to sweet potato latkes to pumpkin sufganiyot with cranberry jam filling — these dishes will please even the most ornery Jewish grandmother.
Now that you're fully equipped with turkey cooking knowledge, it's time to ensure you're completely equipped with the right cooking utensils. When we spoke with the experts at Butterball, they emphasized that, if you're going to be presenting the star of the show and you want to do it right, there are six essential kitchen tools you'll need.
- A shallow open pan as a roasting vehicle for the turkey.
- A roasting rack to place the turkey on, inside the pan. This will lift your turkey away from the direct heat of the pan, and also hold the bird away from the drippings.
- Aluminum foil for tenting the turkey. If you're cooking the turkey uncovered, you'll want to place a piece of foil over the top of the breast and drumsticks when the turkey is two-thirds done to prevent the meat from overcooking and drying out.
Find out what the three other must-have tools are when you keep reading.
The recipe's incredibly easy, though I did make one change: The recipe called for coating the preheated cast iron pan in butter, but due to the heat, the butter nearly instantly turned a very dark brown, and smoked throughout my first batch. Since I didn't want my smoke alarm to go off for my second batch, I opted to use a peanut oil to ensure they didn't stick, but also didn't smoke. Ready to try a new take on a biscuit? Just keep reading for the recipe.
This Thanksgiving we are celebrating alone. Well of course, I have my husband and our little one but no parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, nieces or nephews. It's sort of sad, but it will be nice to have some down time with my core crew.
The upside is that it makes me realize how much I appreciate my extended family when they are around. What's that saying? Don't know what you've got until it's gone? Thanks Cinderella. So here's why I am thankful for my family even though they won't be around today to hear it. read more
There is no reason to just eat and eat and eat on Thanksgiving. You can start your day off with a Turkey Trot, and I am not talking about the ragtime dance from centuries past, but if you want to do that I am sure you would be burning some calories.
Nope, I talking about Turkey Trots, aka Gobble Runs, as in fun runs. Many towns sponsor fun runs on Thanksgiving Day so you can get out into your community, run with your neighbors, and start your day of indulgence off with some exercise.
The races vary in length, but most are 5k (3.2 miles) and are considered fun runs. So the focus is on having fun rather than the competition. Meaning nobody is going to think your are ruining the race if you walk the entire course.
To find a run in your area check out the Turkey Trot race locator at active.com. You can sign up for your race on active.com, too! I will be running in early in the morn on T-day, on the outskirts of Philly. Wish me luck!
Are you participating in a run on Thanksgiving? Let me know in the comments section below.