With Thanksgiving coming in just three short weeks, I’ve started working on my attack plan. I do this every year. Read here my plan from a couple of years ago. I also have a blank planner tool you can also download and use yourself. It says Thanksgiving Planner 2009 but you can just cross that off and write in 2011 if it bothers you.
Oh and before I forget if you are looking for my list of gluten and dairy free Thanksgiving recipes, go to my new Recipe page (see menu bar at the top of any page) where you’ll find those and a listing of many more of the over 400 recipes on this blog. We’re adding more every day.
So what tools do you need around to make your Thanksgiving day easier? I tossed that question up on Facebook and got some great answers.
Thanksgiving Tools to Make the Job Easier
Kim from Cook It Allergy Free listed a potato ricer, my Roasting Pan, my Baster, and my pretty casserole dishes!
Nooshin from For the Love of Food said a foot massager- for after standing up on my feet cooking all day!
Wendy from Celiacs in the House said I bought some of those big turkey lifting forks and have used them for roasted chickens all year. They take away the danger and thrills of dropping those birds when lifting with tongs and forks or whatever we have on hand to transfer from pan to platter.
These are all great ideas. Let me add a few of my own.
A great butcher who will Spatchcock my turkey for me and then a big jelly roll pan to lay it flat on and cook it in 70 minutes!
A cooking thermometer that lets me know when that pretty bird is done cooking.
A very sharp knife to carve up the cooked bird which is so easy when you spatchcock it.
My trusty container of Kitchen Basics Turkey Stock to add to the pan drippings for a delicious gravy.
I too must have a potato ricer as it makes the most amazing mashed potatoes.
My double ovens so I can have the pies and stuffing cooking while the turkey roasts.
Tripple crockpot server to keep side dishes warm while I work on some of the others so dinner is not cold in spots.
People (especially those shown here) to eat all of this food, a fire in the fireplace and the TV on all 3 NFL football games! Pin It