Cook It Quick Newsletter - November 2010
Questions or Comments? Email Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator
How to Prepare a Turkey
Many of us only prepare a turkey once a year. If you need a refresher course, or if this is your first time to roast the bird, find what you need to know here.
The cooking is easier for holiday celebrations if everyone brings something to the table. Learn how to do it, here!
|How to Cook a Turkey the Day|
before Serving It
Sometimes it may be simpler (and less messy!) to prepare your turkey the day before you plan to serve it.
It may be less intimidating to carve a turkey in the kitchen than at the dining table. Download a brochure or watch a video that tells how to do it!
|Roasting those "Other" Holiday Meats|
Rather than turkey for the holidays, some families choose a rib roast; others, a ham; and some will have a butcher arrange a crown roast of lamb. Learn basic steps for cooking them here.
How to Make Turkey Gravy
Want to try your hand at making turkey gravy? This video gives some of the easiest instructions I've seen if you've never made gravy.
Whether you’re heading to class, work, or the library, when you’re on a gluten-free (GF) diet you need GF foods ready to Grab ’n Go! Keep these snacks handy to throw into your backpack, briefcase, or purse and head for the door!
Keep Track of Frozen Foods
Attach an inexpensive erasable marker board and marker to the side of your refrigerator to keep track of foods you've frozen for later use. For a chart of the time foods remain at maximum quality in the freezer, check here.
If you'd like to make and freeze foods in advance for the holidays, check out "Freezing Prepared Foods" from the National Center for Home Food Preservation.
Enjoy turkey the day after and beyond with these delicious recipes.
Rather than make several small, fresh amounts of coffee, keep coffee (and tea) hot and fresh-tasting for hours in a carafe. (NOTE: Some coffee makers come with carafes.)
A carafe also is great for keeping hot chocolate warm to greet family and guests as they straggle out of bed at different times.
Preheat the carafe by filling with it hot water and then emptying the water before adding your beverage. This warms the carafe and helps keep your beverage hot longer.
I couldn't resist sharing this cartoon! For tips on preparing some traditional holiday desserts, check here.
To download a FREE PowerPoint or view an online slideshow of other funny food quotes, click HERE.