November 11, 2012

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Countdown To Turkey Day

With only 10 days until Thanksgiving you may be looking for detailed guidelines and day by day advice on what you should to do to ensure a seamless and fabulous Thanksgiving celebration.   Let's Talk Turkey is a new ebook collaboration from Hearst Magazines and Open Road Media that includes the best recipes and tips from the archives of Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Woman's Day and

You can purchase on Amazon for $3.03 or  oniTunes  which retails for only $3.99.  If you'd like to dig deeper into the book you can download a three month lease at NetGalley

10 Day Countdown To Turkey Day -- What You Need To Do Now!

Day 1 - Decide fresh or frozen and order your turkey.
Day 2 - Start planning the menu and create your guest list.
Day 3 - Prepare your grocery list and don't forget to stock up on staples-paper goods, candies, beverages, inexpensive toys to entertain kids.
Day 4 - Check your linens for visible stains and clean (or buy new) if necessary Day 5 - Check your spices, assess your cooking equipment and plan to buy or borrow what you need.
Day 6 - Clean the house thoroughly so you can focus on other projects. Put the oven through a self-cleaning cycle. Do a cobweb check by flicking on the lights or chandelier in the dining room.
Day 7 - Grocery shop.
Day 8 - Iron linens that need it and lay them out, if possible, so they don't re-wrinkle. Set out your serving dishes and utensils and define their use with sticky notes (e.g., "Brussels sprouts here").
Day 9 - Start thawing the bird in the refrigerator and chill white wine.
Day 10 - Begin prepping all of the sides, send someone out to buy ice and set the table.

Thanksgiving Day - Stuff the turkey and get it roasting, make the potatoes and veggies, whip the cream and, transfer the bird to the platter, make the gravy , reheat sides if needed, serve, sit down and dig in -- don't forget to warm the pies after dinner is served.


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