Is Your Kitchen Thanksgiving Ready?

Thanksgiving is nearly here! Can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday we were welcoming in the New Year, and now it’s nearly over. As the days roll ever closer to Thanksgiving, there’s a few maintenance items to keep in mind for the great feast. 

First, it’s pretty likely you’re going to have some leftovers, so planning ahead can make life a little easier. Clean out the fridge a few days before hand, so you aren’t playing Tetris with the deviled eggs and the potato salad while the rest of the family  is playing games. Thanksgiving is also a great time to replace the water filters if you don’t have a fridge that automatically notifies you. 

Second, when you’re prepping dinner it’s easy to lose track of all the plastic bits, wrappers, and extras that the turkey gets wrapped in. Make sure to keep these things clear of the garbage disposal. Potato peels, other starchy items, and greasy liquids  can also spell disaster for your drain, so be sure to send them to the trash, not the disposal. Grinding up a few ice cubes and a lime or lemon wedge will help keep your disposal clean, functioning well, and will also help with any unpleasant odors. 

Third, make sure you’re ready to cook the turkey! This includes giving it plenty of time to thaw, cleaning the oven beforehand, and moving the deep fryer away from the house. Along with moving the fryer, make sure your fire extinguisher is handy. Every  year homes catch fire from deep fried turkeys, so if that’s what you’re planning on be safe!

We wanted to share a little from our kitchen to yours, so we included Mighty Man’s Wife’s recipe for her homemade stuffing. It is the most delectable and  moist stuffing you will ever taste, the secret ingredient is apple pie filling. Enjoy!

Auntie Allison’s Best Stuffing

2 Boxes Mrs. Cubbinson’s Seasoned Corn Bread Stuffing

1 Roll Jimmy Dean sage flavored sausage

2 cans sliced water chestnuts

2 cartons pre-sliced mushrooms

1 small band (6/7 stalks) of celery (finely chop)

2-3 sticks of butter

1 big box of golden raisins

6-8 cups of chicken broth

1 can apple pie filling

 Cook sausage and add to bread stuffing. In separate pan, brown celery and mushrooms in two sticks of butter. Just cook celery for a minute. Then add  stuffing & sausage mixture, chestnuts, and raisins into the pan with celery and mushrooms. Mix everything together. Add apple pie filling on top and add the hot chicken broth two cups at a time letting the stock melt the pie filling. Mix well and add remaining chicken broth if dry. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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