THANKSGIVING 101b

THANKSGIVING 101:
TONY’S TURKEY DAY TIPS & GUIDELINES
by Tony Nasello

I love the Thanksgiving feast, and not just because my mother-in-law usually does all the cooking. She takes the whole thing to the next level, and makes it all look easy. All I have to do is carve the turkey. Have I mentioned how much I love my mother-in-law?

However, if you’re the one who will be cooking this year, Thanksgiving is a feast that requires attention to detail and advance planning in order to pull it off. I’ve created my Top Ten Turkey Tips to help you get through Turkey Day with style. I’m also posting my Turkey Thawing Guidelines, and Thanksgiving Wine Pairings, and below you can find a list of some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes – Sarah and I will be adding more recipes to this list throughout the season, so be sure to stop by again.

Good Housekeeping also has a terrific chart called “How Much Do I Need?” to help you figure out serving sizes for various Thanksgiving dishes.

Before you get into the details, take a minute to let me know…WHITE or DARK meat? Vote for your favorite in my poll located on the right side of the home page!

Helpful Thanksgiving Guides
Tony’s Top Ten Turkey Tips (T to the 5th!)

Tony’s Thanksgiving Wine Pairings
Tony’s Turkey Thawing Guidelines
Good Housekeeping’s Serving Size Chart

Appetizers/Bread
Cranberries Gone Wild Dip
Cranberry Focaccia Bread
Tony’s Marinated Olives

Soups
Apple Butternut Soup
Cream of Chicken Soup
Cream of Parsnip Soup
Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin Butternut Soup
Roasted Fennel Soup
Sweet Potato Soup with Andouille Sausage

Salads
Honey Gorgonzola Hearts
Honey Poppy Seed Dressing
Winter Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Mains
Butternut Chicken Scaloppine
Stuffed Turkey Breast with Pomegranate Butter Sauce
Turkey Crepes with Pistachio Pesto

Sides/Sauces
Sarello’s Whipped Potatoes
Green Beans Nasello

Apple Cheddar Bread Pudding
Fall Vegetable Casserole
Roasted Red Peppers
Pomegranate Butter Sauce
Pistachio Pesto 

Desserts/Sweets
Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle
Sweet Potato Cheesecake
 with Caramel Sauce
Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

Pumpkin Spice Macaroons
Real Whipped Cream

Breakfast
Apple Sausage Breakfast Ring
Homemade Bacon Pancakes
Easy Fresh Fruit Salad

DIY Gift Projects
Homemade Vanilla Extract
Homemade Limoncello
Peppermint Bark

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