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Here Is How To Cook The Best Turkey
Here are a few tips according to foodnetwork.com on how to cook the perfect turkey Thursday.
1. Choose the type of turkey best for you. Make sure to choose a healthy looking bird with the right weight.
2. Expect 1-1.5 lbs. per guest. This helps account for the weight of the bones as well.
3. Use vegetables as the cooking wrack. This helps create better air circulation so that the turkey is cooked more evenly.
4. Brining your turkey will help it stay moist.
5. Keep stuffing on the outside. Cook stuffing in a different pan because stuffing inside the turkey can be perfect for creating bacteria inside the turkey.
6. Try to tie your turkey up. Tie the wings underneath the breast and tie the legs to each other and tighten slightly. This helps the meat cook more evenly.
7. Rub the turkey with butter or oil. You can even put some under the skin to keep the meat more moist.
8. Skip the basting. This causes an unnecessary amount of temperature changes and can dry out the meat.
9. Invest in a good instant temp thermometer. When it reaches 165 degree level you know it is finished.
10. Give it a rest. Let the turkey sit for 15-20 mins after it is out of the oven to carve. This helps lock in the juices.
Tips for Winterizing your house this winter!
COLE WEATHER CAN HAVE A HUGH IMPACT ON BUSINESS AND HOMES THAT AREN'T PREPARED. Heavy precipitation, freezing temperatures and damaging winds can all have a negative impact on your property. To help avail costly and time-consuming damages due to the weather, consider the following tips while winterizing your property
* keep cabinet doors open during cold spells. this allows warm air to circulate around pipes
* Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets, especially if the pipes for faucets run through unheated or un insulated areas of the home or business
* Consider shutting off outdoor faucets. Find the shut off valve in the basement or crawl space and turn it to Off.
* If you follow the previous step, then open the outdoor faucet to help ensure it drains completely and the inner valve is shut off
Everyone wants to keep there home warm during the winter months. Here are some safety tips to follow:
- Never use the oven, range, or stove to heat your home
- Never burn trash, paper or green wood in your fireplace. These items cause heavy green wood in your fireplace. These items cause heavy creosote build-up, which could eventually start fire in your chimney
- Only buy heaters evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
- Purchase electric heaters with a thermostat control mechanism that will switch off should the heater tip over
- Never use electric heaters to dry clothes or other objects
- Keep Space heaters at least three feet away from combustibles
- Plug your electric heater directly into the wall. Do not use an extension cord or a power strip.
- Always unplug your electric heater when it is not in use