Month: November 2019

Turkey Shortcuts You’ll Give Thanks For

turkey shortcuts

I used to spend days preparing for and making Thanksgiving dinner from scratch. The stuffing was never as good as mom’s. I finally asked for the recipe. I was so surprised by her answer: Stove Top®, with a few added touches! These days I use several tried and true turkey shortcuts. I don’t have to worry about wrestling a hot, whole turkey out of the oven, spooning out the dressing, carving it and making the gravy. Now I can enjoy the party, too. Turkey shortcut: Make it ahead This recipe suggests roasting the turkey a day ahead. I actually find it easier to do it Thanksgiving morning. Then you reheat it for an hour before you expect to sit down at the table. The broth added while reheating keeps the meat succulent and moist. Here’s the recipe: Turkey stuffing shortcut: Stove top This link offers several suggestions for dressing up (pun intended) stuffing kits. If you don’t want to reveal your secret, hide the stuffing box at the bottom of the kitchen trash can. Here’s the link: Turkey gravy shortcut: From a jar. They’ll never know. Don’t skimp here, buy the best gravy from a trusted brand. This […]

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Emergency Supplies Road Trip List

Emergency supplies for a road trip. Young family packing for car travel.

You’ll want to have emergency supplies for your road trip, whether you’re driving “over the river and through the woods” to grandmother’s house, or just an hour or two from home. See the suggestions below. You probably don’t need all of these things. (If you live in Hawaii you don’t need an ice scraper!) But check for necessities. You might also want to keep a magnetic spare key case under the car. If I missed something, let me know in “Comments.” Emergency supplies for the glove compartment or console Tip: Remove your address on glove compartment copies of documents instructions, what to do after an accident proof of insurance (copy) registration card (copy) critical medical info emergency contact info roadside assistance contact info cell phone car charger pen & notebook pepper spray road map small flashlight wet wipes compass window breaker & seat belt cutter Emergency supplies to keep in the trunk Tip: Check items that expire, like food and batteries, every 6 months to a year spare tire, jack & lug wrench instructions, how to change a tire battery jumper cable instructions, how to use a jumper cable emergency flares reflective triangles reflective vest “HELP” banner heavy duty flashlight […]

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