Thanksgiving dinner. It’s the one time of year we can sit around with
our stretchy pants on, nibbling all day and no one is going to judge us.
That being said, I have been to Thanksgiving dinner where no one did
much more than push their dinner around on their plate to make it look
like they were eating. We’ve all experienced the horrors of dried out
turkey, canned cranberry sauce and gravy that tastes like flour paste.
Thanks to the miracle of the Internet, and YouTube, I am sharing a few video’s that will not only help make your Thanksgiving more successful, but will also prevent you from spending more money on antacids than necessary.
One of the basics to having a great Thanksgiving dinner – and holiday for that matter – is cooking the turkey. It’s a staple of the traditional Thanksgiving. This video from Howdini shows a great way to prepare a moist, succulent bird:
Another essential: How to Carve a Turkey. This video from Cooking.com is a good demonstration of what to do when you have to carve a bird. Folks of a certain age should just *know* how to do this. If you’re old enough to be living on your own and you can host a Thanksgiving dinner at your place, carving a turkey is simply a requirement to being a good host(ess):
Thanksgiving gravy seems to scare people. So, I felt the doyenne of domestic, Martha Stewart, would be the best to show us how to get our gravy on. It doesn’t hurt that the lovely Jennifer Garner is in this video.Make sure you watch her face when she eats the raw cranberry. Priceless!