23 Nov Texas Thanksgiving: Getting Ready!
It’s important, the getting ready for Thanksgiving. It’s important to gather together everything you’ll need to prepare that big meal. I keep my pantry pretty well stocked, but I always make sure I’ve bought two very important things well ahead of time, before the stores run out.
Those two very important things? A strong, sturdy, disposable baking pan, and a box of turkey-size baking bags.
With an oven bag, I never have to worry about constantly basting the turkey; it stays moist and the original basting lasts until the turkey is done!
And what do I baste my turkey with? Excellent question. Ever since my family and I discovered Texas Pepper Jelly’s pepper jellies, my kids and my husband won’t hear of my basting the turkey with anything but a Texas Pepper Jelly product! The past two years, I’ve used Pineapple Habanero, but this year, I’m using Apple Habanero and adding a full cup of finely diced apples to the dressing. I predict a successful outcome.
Oh, about that turkey? I always buy a frozen, medium-priced turkey (88 cents/pound!) and let it thaw in the refrigerator for a full week. It takes up most of the space in the top shelf but it’ll be worth it on Thursday.
We’re all looking forward to Thursday, and we hope you are, too. Thanksgiving is so often overlooked, these days, in favor of all the Christmas trappings that seem to be everywhere even before Halloween, but Thanksgiving is a holiday that deserves all the personal attention we can give to it.
I’ll be talking to you again before Thursday, but in the meantime, keep that turkey refrigerated and be sure you have enough Texas Pepper Jelly products to use in your recipes, on your turkey, and on your table.