Thanksgiving Cooking Hacks


ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Cooking a thanksgiving meal can be overwhelming no matter how many times you’ve done it. But with a few tips, the process can be easier.

The turkey …the mashed potatoes …the pumpkin pie! Thanksgiving dinner is so good but it’s also so much work!

But we’ve got some hacks to make your meal prep easy and your food tasty! First, instead of scrubbing potatoes by hand … put them in the dishwasher to get them clean! Use the “quick rinse” cycle but don’t add soap. Buzzfeed suggests using a wine glass to cut out perfect biscuit shapes. Try printing out recipes and taping them to your cabinets so you won’t lose them.  Another tip: cook the turkey breast and leg meat separately. This will avoid undercooking or overcooking one part. If you don’t have a roasting rack, try aluminum foil instead. If you overcook your turkey, drizzle a little warm chicken broth over it to moisten it up. Another tip: use a beaded or pearl necklace to make your pie crust design. And lastly, if you don’t want to spend hours chopping veggies, pick them up already diced at your grocery store’s salad bar.

Another tip: don’t forget to make extra food for leftovers! In one survey, 79 percent of Americans said thanksgiving leftovers are more important than the actual thanksgiving meal.

Contributors to this news report include: Julie Marks, Producer; Roque Correa, Videographer and Editor.

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