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Turkey Day Tips and Tricks

Thanksgiving is one of those time-honored traditions that everyone enjoys being a part of.

Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, mom’s green bean casserole, all the family is there including hungry, impatient, nieces and nephews.  How do they expect you NOT to burst a blood vessel making everything perfect for the big day as well as keeping everyone entertained?

Well don’t sweat because Life123.com has the tools you need to pull off the biggest Thanksgiving dinner of the century, with minimal stress.

First thing to think about when getting prepped for the big day is the food.  Having the right dishes ready for your loved ones to enjoy can make or break your Thanksgiving and the number one thing to think about is variety.

Is this your first time cooking a turkey and you’re not sure how to do it? Check out these tips on cooking a moist turkey, safely.

Of course all the originals should be there, the turkey, stuffing, yams, etc. and those take a good amount of time to make so ask your friends and fam to bring some of their favorite dishes to lighten your load a little as well as making them feel special for asking them to be a part of your dinner.

But we all know that the food doesn’t begin with the turkey, it’s all about the pre-dinner appetizers.  You don’t want your guests to get filled up too much before you unveil your thanksgiving creations so start them off with something light and preferably low-fat.

Shrimp cocktails, chips and salsa, and veggie trays are all perfect appetizers for everyone to enjoy without getting too full.

So everyone’s eaten, coffee and pie has been served, everyone’s relaxed and full, what do you do now?

Maybe some of your guests would enjoy the annual Thanksgiving NFL game or maybe the Thanksgiving parade is on but the kids don’t enjoy watching either of those and you can’t be having anyone not enjoying themselves at your party.

Try some cool party games to pull everyone out of their turkey comas and back into the spirit of the day. And if the kiddies don’t want to play games with the adults or the adults are just too tired to play, set the kids up making some turkey pinecones or other craft ideas.

With a little help from Life123.com we are more than positive you will have a fun and easy day with your loved ones. Happy Turkey Day!

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November 25, 2009 - Posted by | events, family friendly, food | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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