Thanks giving is quickly approaching, and if you like food the way that I do, you’ve been banking recipes on Pinterest, organizing recipes in your recipe binder and reflecting back on what you have made in years past.
So, when I was recently sent a copy of Let’s Talk Turkey in an ebook format, I was excited to see what advice and ideas it had to offer. I am a recent convert to using our iPad in the kitchen. I like to set it up on top of the toaster oven so that I can see it across the room, but not get it dirty when any of us cook with enthusiasm. That’s right, it’s a creative, enthusiastic mess that we make when we cook. 😉
Now, I don’t host Thanksgiving because we walk over to my parents’ for the big dinner, but I am always wanting to learn more about cooking. So, looking through Let’s Talk Turkey, has provided me with some great tips for the years that may come when I do or even if I want to take a Sunday and make a meal to last us through the week.
The book has great dinner planning pointers for those of you who are hosting. These include how to plan starting 4 weeks out from the dinner (a good reflection tool for this year if you purchase this ebook just before or after the holiday), determining how much to make based on how many folks are coming, turkey carving tips, wine pairings,and how to make use of your cooler (minus the ice), slow cooker and grill to help you keep foods warm for the big day.
Not only are the tips valuable, but there are many fantastic recipes, like the Maple Sweet Potatoes with Pecans above, from which you can choose your dinner menu. There are 21 recipes alone for making the turkey and it’s gravy. And wouldn’t it be cool to break with tradition and make a Cocoa-Spice Turkey one year?? Recipes have been collected from a variety of sources like Country Living, Redbook, and Good Housekeeping, so you’ve got great sources behind the almost 200 pages worth of recipes. Yes, 200 pages! So this is a great resource to grab in ebook form if you are trying to maintain your cookbook shelf space, and if you use iBooks you can bookmark pages and make notes.
Overall, I think Let’s Talk Turkey offers some great tips and advice for making a great Thanksgiving dinner. Plus, the sheer number of recipes could have you making a different menu for years to come if you like to change it up. You can also try things out as the year goes by to see which are your family’s favorites.
So, what are your favorite recipes to make for Thanksgiving dinner? What tips are you looking for to help you to make it a successful day for hosting and cooking?
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of Let’s Talk Turkey for review. The opinions stated above are always my own.