Preparing for the holiday season is sometimes stressful so if you have shortcuts and tips that make things going smoother it is always good. I thought I would share a few tips with you that I have learned.
- When you are cooking your turkey and you collect too much fat in your pan, this will make your gravy too greasy. If you front have time to wait for the juices to cool and the fat to rise to the top, you can drop a few ice cubes into the broth and the grease will cling to the cubes. You can then take a spoon and remove the grease covered ice cubes.
- Forgot to get some broth for the stuffing? Remember that bag of giblets that you fished out if you put everything but the liver in a small pot of water and boil, you will have some wonderful tasting broth to use. You can either chop up the giblets and keep in the broth for extra flavor or remove.
- After your turkey gets to 155 degrees, remove it from the oven and cover loosely with foil and tote sit for 30 minutes. This swill allow the juices to distribute back through out the meat.
- Clear off your counters in the kitchen of appliances that you will not need during the heavy cooking times of the Holiday Season. Store them in the garage or closet. Make room for you holiday prep.