Thanksgiving Feast Faux Pas to Avoid this (and Every) Year!
Oct 13th, 2016 - When the leaves turn from green to gorgeous shades of terracotta, burnt orange, and goldenrod, and decorations being sold in stores change from witches’ hats and skulls to pumpkins and cornucopias, that’s when Thanksgiving is just around the corner.
While you have weeks to get your Thanksgiving theme and décor set just right, and the perfect outfit to sit down and eat with your friends and family, you only have one chance to cook the perfect and succulent Thanksgiving feast.
Here are some Thanksgiving feast faux pas you definitely want to avoid this year, to make sure your guests want to return next year:
- A Dry Turkey Avoid overcooking your turkey in order to make sure your bird stay juicy and succulent and avoids feeling and tasting like turkey jerky! A kitchen thermometer and frequent basting is your best friend when it comes to avoiding a dry turkey!
- An Undercooked (or Frozen) Turkey The bigger the bird, the longer it takes to thaw! Make sure you thaw your turkey adequately and with enough time before the big meal, and make sure it’s cooked thoroughly! No one wants to eat a pink turkey, but the large size of these birds makes it hard to determine the correct cooking time! Some stores that provide ready-to-go Thanksgiving meals, provide you a seasoned, yet frozen, turkey, that still requires cooking. You’d be surprised how many people don’t realize the bird is still frozen until it’s too late…
- Five Different Versions of Mashed Potatoes Plan your menu properly before the big day, and you’ll have a lot more to be thankful for! No one wants five versions of mashed potatoes, three different salads, the wrong type of bread, and no pie for dessert. Thanksgiving without pie?! Plan your menu in advance and make sure there are no repeat items on the menu, and that none of your menu items clash. You’ll also avoid a lot of bickering over whose potatoes were the best!
- Bland Food If you know that you are ‘culinarily challenged’ then practice makes perfect! Cook up your Thanksgiving dishes once or twice before the big day as practice runs, and seek out honest opinions about your cooking. Key ingredients such as fresh herbs, bacon, citrus zest, toasted nuts, and did we mention bacon, go a long way toward providing delicious flavoring to your food, but they are definitely not the answer t
o all culinary needs! If all else fails, be a little ingenious and trust the Thanksgiving meals to the experts!
Whether you’re cooking a Thanksgiving feast for your family, friends, co-workers, or a mix of all three, take the stress out of the kitchen and off your shoulders, and let Corporate Caterers cook up a succulent feast for you! You can even take all of the credit for it. Just choose between the traditional or Latin-inspired holiday feasts, and sit back and relax with a glass of wine while Corporate Caterers does all of the work for you!