Getting ready for Thanksgiving and can’t wait to celebrate with family! Here are my favorite Turkey cooking tips;
- A general guideline for how big of a turkey to cook- 1 pound per person (however, in our family, we like to roast 2 turkeys – that way there is plenty of white and dark meat and lots of leftovers)
- The rule of thumb for cooking a turkey is 13 minutes per pound at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. That is a only a rule of thumb and factors like brining the bird, cooking with an empty (un-stuffed) cavity, and leaving the legs un-trussed will change cooking times. Make sure to check the temperature of the turkey through the cooking process in three places: the breast, outer thigh, and inside thigh In every case, the meat should be at least 165°F when the turkey has finished cooking. If any place is under that temperature, put the turkey back in the oven for another 20 minutes.
- Baste the turkey every 45 minutes while cooking (my favorite part:)
- After the turkey is cooked, make sure to let it rest for at least 30 minutes before carving
When going to the grocery store to get ready for your thanksgiving feast don’t forget about your tablescape! The grocery store is a cheap and easy way to kill two birds with one stone. On your next grocery-store run, pick up some seasonal fruits, veggies and gourds to arrange on the table. Small pumpkins and squashes, pears or fall apples and the like are colorful and rustic decorations.
Thanksgiving is almost here everyone! For a lot of people you may have one, two or even three dinners to attend to! On Thanksgiving I want my outfit to be stylish yet comfortable for many reasons. For one I am running around most of the day helping my family prep, taking care of the little one, running to and from dinners and most of all eating! So I always go with something flowy on top to hide the turkey belly later lol. And always go with a flat shoe or low heel so my feet don’t hurt! These tie up ballet flats are my new obsession…definitely on the holiday list! Check out my Thanksgiving outfit inspiration below. Tomorrow I will have a Thanksgiving outfit blog for you all with many more options!