Special "hacks" to help make Thanksgiving preparation easier
Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and people usually have a lot of leftover food, and a messy kitchen. Fareway Dietitian Whitney Hemmer has some great food hacks for the big day.
- Loop and coil up aluminum foil and set under your turkey in order to prop it up.
- Soy sauce contains the taste profile of umami, adding extra flavor to your gravy along with keeping it a nice, brown color.
- Save some stovetop space by making your gravy ahead of time, then store it in an insulated container like a Thermos or similar products.
- Muffin tins can be used to save other pans for other projects, and can also be a handy device for portion control. Try preparing the stuffing in a muffin tray.
- Refrigerator real estate is key during a big food holiday, so this is an easy way to keep these items cold without taking up extra space.
- Similar to some of these other hacks, a slow cooker can help clear up a burner on the stove for something else while keeping your potatoes ready to serve.
- It never hurts to have a little extra broth on hand, since you'd rather have too much than not enough. If your turkey turns out a little dry, put the bird into a slow cooker, either whole or cut up, with broth to make it moist again.
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