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How to Rock at Planning Thanksgiving

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How to Rock at Planning Thanksgiving and since this is our favorite Holiday we need to get this right!

 

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One of our favorite holidays is Thanksgiving. Lucky us, it’s right around the corner.

It’s the perfect time to gather with friends and celebrate everything that is good.

However, let’s not all pretend that Thanksgiving just happens.

It takes a lot of planning to host a successful Thanksgiving dinner.

For all my hosting friends out there, here is how to rock at planning Thanksgiving.

Check out these tips.

 

Utilize your slow cooker 

One of my favorite ways to shave time off cooking Thanksgiving dinner is using the slow cooker.

You can have something going in the slow cooker, while you utilize the stove for other dishes.

You could even use several slow cookers, there are no rules you can break when it comes to rocking the Thanksgiving cooking thing.

 

Prep your turkey before hand

We always use a Canadian turkey for Thanksgiving.

We also always unwrap the turkey, so it has time to dry in the fridge.

By allowing it to dry out a little longer, it helps make it extra crispy when cooking it.

 

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Grab a Meat Thermometer

You may think that your cooking is perfect and you don’t need a cooking thermometer.

The good news is that you’re a great cook, but a meat thermometer adds that extra level of protection every turkey needs.

 

Take your time Planning

The best Thanksgivings are the ones have thought put into them.

You don’t have to spend a lot of time planning, just take your time planning.

Remember it’s the smallest details that matter to your guests.

I always like finding small things that make my guests feel extra special.

 

Serve different parts of the Turkey

Just because it’s the tradition to have a turkey at Thanksgiving, it doesn’t mean you have to serve it whole.

In fact, cooking a turkey is easier when it’s in parts.

Cooking the breasts, thighs, and drums separately can help you cook the meat better.

Nothing tastes better than a turkey that has simmered and comes out of the oven cooked evenly and deliciously.

 

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Mushroom, Leek and Turkey Sausage Stuffing

Serves: 8 – 10 people

Prep time: 45 mins.

Cook time: 45 mins.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. Canadian turkey sausages
  • 500 gr. loaf crusty bread
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. assorted mushrooms
  • 2 cups thinly sliced leeks
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 cups turkey broth
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ tsp. each ground rosemary, sage and thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Cut the bread into 1-inch cubes. Heat oven to 250°F (120°C).
  • Spread out onto a baking tray and dry out bread until the cubes are toasted and crunchy, 30 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Remove sausage from casings. Break up into small pieces and cook in a frying pan over medium heat until cooked through.  Remove sausage and set aside to cool.
  • Add leeks, onions and celery to the frying pan. Cook over medium heat until onions and celery are soft and translucent and leeks begin to break down and brown, 20 minutes.  Add garlic and cook an additional 5-8 minutes.  Add white wine to deglaze.  Once wine has evaporated, set aside to cool.
  • While leeks, onions and celery are cooking, season mushrooms with salt, pepper and olive oil and bake in a 400°F (205°C) oven for 15 – 20 minutes. Let cool.
  • Combine sausage, bread, leek mixture and mushrooms in a large bowl.
  • Add the beaten egg to the broth and mix. Slowly pour mixture over the stuffing and mix to combine.  Bread should be wet but not soaked.
  • Season mixture with herbs.
  • Bake in an oven-proof casserole dish at 350°F (177°C) for 45 – 60 minutes until browned and crispy.

TIP: Make sure to freeze any leftovers.  For a quick breakfast, heat stuffing in a frying pan and top with fried eggs for an instant hash.

 

 

Do you want a simple way to rock Thanksgiving?

Serve Canadian turkey in your home.

You can count on Canadian turkey tasting delicious and making your holiday a hit.

No one said that hosting Thanksgiving was easy, but having a delicious turkey does make it just a tad bit easier.

You can even check out the tutorials from Canadian Turkey – they have foolproof ways for you to make this holiday a successful one.

“Disclosure: We are part of the Canadian Turkey Brand Ambassador Program and we received compensation as part of our affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are our own.”

 
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