Hosting Your First Thanksgiving in Your New Home?

Liza DiMarco November 21, 2022

The holiday season is upon us!
Hosting your first Thanksgiving in your new home? Lets take the guesswork out of the most important parts of the meal.

Preparing a Thanksgiving turkey!

This is a big responsibility and can feel very intimidating, especially if the task has been given to you for the first time. But freshman turkey makers fear not: there are plenty of tips and tricks to avoiding any disaster that might occur.
How much turkey should I buy? This will obviously depend on the number of guests you are expecting, but a safe estimate is to account for about one pound of turkey per guest.
When should I take it out to thaw? Depending on the size of your turkey, you may need to begin the thawing process anywhere from two to five days before serving, but a good rule of thumb is to allow for 24 hours per 4 pounds of turkey. If you’re brining the turkey, allow it to sit in the brine in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours before cooking.
For a full list of tips for your Turkey CLICK HERE for the printable easy to follow turkey cheat sheet!
What goes better with turkey than stuffing? Click HERE for a recipe for Italian Market Stuffing. This creative stuffing is sure to please your Thanksgiving crowd. Made with focaccia bread and loaded with broccoli rabe, roasted red peppers, Parmesan and Italian sausage.
A Thanksgiving feast isn’t complete without a delectable dessert to top off the meal. As the big day approaches its time to start thinking about what you are going to make to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth and impress your guests.
Mini apple pies are the perfect idea for a thanksgiving dessert. A bite of flaky pie crust filled with delicious cinnamon apple filling and buttery crumble topping. They are a unique take on a Thanksgiving classic and the perfect size if your hosting a party. Click Here for recipe.
Or if you are a pumpkin pie person try this delicious recipe that elevates a holiday classic, Bourbon Pumpkin Pie With Salted Brown-Butter Pecan Streusel. Click Here for the recipe!

Last but certainly not least! What cocktail to serve at your feast?

The poinsettia is an elegant cranberry-flavored Champagne cocktail that is perfect for holiday parties. The simplicity is part of the poinsettia’s beauty and the flavor has universal appeal. The recipe requires just three ingredients and it mixes up quickly. You’ll need a premium orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and a bottle of Champagne. Choose one that’s on the semi-sweet side. For the exact measurements and how to mix up the perfect drink – Click Here.
Wishing you and your family the most amazing Thanksgiving day!

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