Thanksgiving is knocking at our doors, and even though we are going through a pandemic – you should be thankful if you still have food to eat and a house to live in.
And if you are going to celebrate Thanksgiving, here are some tips that will make your day a little easier so that you spend less time working and more time in cherishing the holiday.
1. How to make the tastiest turkey
It’s common practice to baste the turkey with pan drippings. But if you use melted butter and wine to baste the turkey, the taste will be boosted to another level. This adds a buttery flavour to the meat while keeping it juicy. And if you add herbs and garlic and other seasoning spices to the melted butter plus wine mix then it’ll be even better.
2. Peel apples quickly
No American holiday is complete without an apple pie, and that is why this trick is very essential to every American household. Fastest way to peel an apple to cut away the top and the bottom, and then leave the center as it is. Then you can peel the center from top to bottom, and it will take a little more than 10 seconds.
3. Secret of a smooth gravy
Use the flour called Wondra which dissolves easily in water, and this will give you gravy without any lumps. And if you want to make a gravy with just the right consistency and thickness, keep mixing hot water with a spoon and keep stirring until you get the perfect gravy.
4. Baking a potato in the way you didn’t know
Do you want baked potatoes that tender on the outside and fluffy on the inside? You should bake your potatoes on a salt bed.
Make a layer on kosher salt in a baking dish, and then put unpeeled potatoes. Throw in some sprigs of rosemary and a head of garlic with the top cut off. Cover them with foil and bake at 450°F for 75 minutes. Then take them out, brush oil on the potatoes and bake without the foil for 15 minutes at 500°F. Serve the potatoes piping hot with roasted garlic and butter.
5. How to serve ice to guests
Ice cubes melt really fast so people don’t really keep ice cubes with them at their dinner table. And it is a hassle to run to the fridge every time you need ice. The best way to solve this problem is by keeping ice cubes on the top of a colander in a bowl, so that water will drain and only ice cubes will remain on the top.
6. The better way to press garlic
A traditional garlic press can create quite a mess — all those holes, all that tricky cleanup. Instead, you can use this stainless steel press, that uses a back-and-forth motion to mince garlic by forcing it through a series of holes. And it can be cleaned with a simple rinse.
7. Remember the most important thing
COVID-19 hasn’t gone away yet, so it’s best to not go out or to invite people into your home. Celebrate with the people who are already in your house, and if you are alone then you can still enjoy a nice meal by yourself.
Remember, you are thankful to have food and a roof over your head because the pandemic and corporate greed have taken away the jobs and houses of millions of people in this year alone.
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