Cook'n with Betty Crocker
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I love watching the videos of Dan and Kathy demonstrating different recipes. They make me laugh and of course everything always looks soooo good!


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How to
Plan a Thanksgiving Meal
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How to Plan a Thanksgiving Meal

  • Put all recipes into Cook’n (if not already in there). Combine them into a menu and click "List" to make a shopping list.
  • Hand out food assignments (especially recipes needing oven space).
  • Clean out the fridge for groceries and leftovers.
  • Put your turkey (if frozen) into the fridge to thaw.
  • Find all your platters, gravy bowls, electric knife, attachments to your food processor, etc.
  • Get tables (leaves) and chairs – table cloths, kiddy table etc.
  • Shopping Day! Take your grocery list and go shopping.
  • Cook your pies, desserts and rolls.
  • Check the TV listing – Game schedules (Dan's tip?)
  • Clean your bathrooms – mop floors (ask for family help)
  • Set Tables
  • Give family members a helping list and delegate!
  • Cut up relish tray – make yams, Jell-O, cranberry sauce, etc.
  • Chop stuffing ingredients and put in zip-lock bag
  • Set out corn bread or bread crumbs for stuffing and cut in cubes (if necessary). Let it stand out all night.
  • Make the stuffing
  • Wash the turkey and stuff it! Put in the oven.
  • Dad will make a simple breakfast for the kids (food that requires no dishes or cooking time)
  • Start rolls – make bread dough and let rise for first time.
  • Work on whatever you didn’t do the night before.
  • Take a shower and get dressed
  • Cut your tomatoes and cucumbers
  • Roll out and shape the rolls – let it raise the second time.
  • Peel and cut potatoes (put in a pan of warm water). Start cooking 1 hr. before the turkey comes out.
  • Put the rest of the stuffing in and cook for 1 hr.
  • When turkey and potatoes are done, get more help!
  • Cover turkey and let stand for 10-15 min. after taking out of the oven.
  • Put your rolls and yams in the oven.
  • Make gravy out of the turkey drippings
  • Mash the potatoes (Let someone stir the gravy while you mash potatoes).
  • Take stuffing out of the turkey and mix with other stuffing.
  • Eat!!!
  • Wake up early and shop the sales...don't forget the Black Friday Special at (watch for more info tomorrow!)

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