For Heather from Home-ec 101 food is love so Thanksgiving is one of her favorite traditions. She hosts a Countdown To Turkey Day every year on her website that includes a variety of recipes and free printables. In this interview we get a bit of behind the scenes look at how she gets ready for Countdown to Turkey Day as well as many great tips on how to be prepared so that your actual Thanksgiving day will go well.
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Listen to hear how Heather recommends you plan a soft menu first, make flow in the menu by integrating similar flavors throughout the dishes, and brine the turkey ahead of time. She also mentions things to check on at your house besides the actual food and what to do with the leftovers.
This podcast has a short bonus interview at the end with Erica, the owner of MomPrepares. She shares memories of Thanksgivings growing up on a homestead where they raised, butchered, and plucked their own turkeys; and where what they grew in the garden was a main consideration of what was on their Thanksgiving table.
Heather and Erica both recommend this Turkey brine recipe from ASouthernFairyTale.com for Poblano and Cilantro Roasted Turkey.
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