Black Friday Sale – Recipe Organizer

Dish Dish online cookbook app for ipad and iphone, recipe organizer app, organize recipes onlineThis Black Friday weekend (Friday through Sunday), take advantage of our Recipe Organizer Sale (with Free Shipping) here at Dish Dish.  If you are looking for the perfect gift for a foodie friend, an eco-friendly gift, a “green” gift – to help them (or yourself) get recipes organized online, eliminating paper clutter and waste, our Concierge Offer fits the bill.

 

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Help yourself or a foodie friend get started organizing recipes online in a digital cookbook account with the Dish Dish Concierge Offer that includes:

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4. Plan menus – use the menu planner tool to plan meals for an event or for the week or month

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7 Tips for Terrific Turkey

 

 

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1. Buying the Turkey

When buying your turkey, plan to purchase a little less than one pound of turkey per person (since you will be removing the weight of the bones and other inedible portions of the turkey).

2. Thawing the Turkey

If you purchase a frozen turkey, be sure to take it out of the freezer in plenty of time for thawing before the big day.  A 12-15 pound turkey will need 3-4 days thawing time in the fridge, and an 18-20 pound turkey could use between 4 and 5 days in the fridge to completely thaw.    If you forget to pull it out of the freezer that early, thaw it quickly by submerging the turkey (still in packaging) in cold water (breast side down) and change the water every hour until the turkey thaws.

3. Prepping the Turkey

For a simple roasted turkey, rub the inside of the turkey with salt, then stuff the turkey with a quartered onion, 2 (or more) cloves of smashed garlic, and 1 quartered lemon; rub the top with some butter or oil and salt and pepper before roasting.  Of course, you can always add some fresh herbs inside the turkey or sprinkle the outside with some sage and rosemary as well.

4. Roasting the Turkey

Roast the turkey upside down (breast side  down) so the juices will flow down into the bulk of the meat as it cooks.  Start with the oven at 400 degrees F for the first 20-30 minutes to brown the bird sufficiently, then reduce the heat to 325 degrees F for remainder of roasting time (about 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hours, depending on the weight of your bird – and meat thermometer should read 165 degrees when inserted in the deepest part of thigh or breast).

5. Covering the Turkey

If the turkey begins to brown too quickly or you want to keep the moisture in and around the turkey well, loosely tent it over with aluminum foil; try to keep the foil from touching the skin of the turkey.

6. Letting the Turkey Sit

After removing the turkey from the oven, allow it to sit in the pan for 15-30 minutes before carving (it will continue to cook a little while in the pan); this makes it hold up better while carving.

7. Topping the Turkey with Gravy 

We think turkey is always best when served with gravy, so whip up a simple version with the pan drippings:

Stir 1/4 cup of pan drippings (or butter) with 1/4 cup flour until smooth in a saucepan over medium heat; gently whisk in 2 cups of hot broth, whisking constantly to avoid lumps.  Reduce the heat to low and continue to whisk / stir until thickened and ready to serve, about 5-8 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper, if needed.  Enjoy!

 

We hope these 7 Tips for Terrific Turkey are helpful.  Do you have some favorite tips to share with other Dish Dish members?  Leave us a comment with your suggestions and ideas, too. We love to hear from you!

 
You might also enjoy:

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving Dinner Planner
Making Gravy

Fruit Turkey Tabletop Decor

 

 

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Looking for an edible, Thanksgiving center piece you can make for your tabletop this holiday season?

We are excited to show how to make your own Fruit Turkey Tabletop Decor.  The ingredients and steps are so easy, you will have your center piece turkey together in no time at all.  Seriously!

 

Step 1 – Gather all the Supplies

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First, you’ll need to gather your supplies – an easy and short list of items, most of which are probably already lying around your house or in the fridge.

1.  Toothpicks – for connecting the fruit pieces

2.  Wood skewers – for “building” the feather tails

3.  Cheese cubes – your choice of colors or flavors (I used sharp cheddar – and threw in some pepper jack as well)

4.  Red grapes – or green, if you prefer

5.  Apple – for the turkey body

6.  Red pepper – to cut into shapes for feet, wattle and crest

7.  Raisins – for the eyes

8.  Taro Root (found in produce section of store, or a similar shape and texture item) – for turkey face

If you want to build this on a larger scale, you could use a small watermelon or large cantaloupe for the body and a pear for the head.  I only chose the taro root for the head while wandering through the produce section because it seemed the best size and shape for what I was doing.

 

Step 2 – Start Building (Assemble the Body)

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Cut a few pieces of the red pepper into appropriately shaped pieces for the feet, wattle (below the beak) and crest (at top of head).  Use toothpicks to connect the taro root to the apple.  Connect the red pepper pieces for the feet to the apple also.

 

Step 3 – Add Face Features

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Break toothpick ends and use to attach raisins to the taro root for the eyes.  Attach the red pepper pieces for the wattle and crest to the top and bottom of taro root, respectively.  Then cut a small triangle of cheese for the beak and attach it to the face as well.

 

Step 4 – Assemble Tail Feathers

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Now cut your skewers to the desired size (if they are longer than you need) – remember that the longer skewer will add extra weight and cause the turkey to “fall” backwards. Thread the grapes and cheese cubes onto the skewers and press the skewers into the apple for a colorful turkey tail.

I also used a small bunch of grapes to “prop” my turkey up after finishing, as it did want to “lean” back too far with the skewers in place.  And you’re done!

 

We would love to hear your comments below and see your own turkey creations!  Feel free to post the pics and your comments on our Facebook page for everyone to see.

You might like these other Thanksgiving posts:

The 25 Best Thanksgiving Recipes You Need to Know

Planning Thanksgiving Dinner

Gather with Grateful Hearts Kitchen Apron

Easy Camping Recipes for Campout Cooks

 

 

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Now, it’s time for hiking and biking in the woods, tossing a Frisbee or football through the air, strolling around the lake, breathing deep and taking in the beauty of colorful turning leaves and a breeze blowing through the branches.  Ahhh – makes you wish you could go right now, doesn’t it?

However, there is always the task of dishing up meals for everyone.  And so as not to ruin the overall relaxing vibe and reason for getting away and camping in the first place, we have put together a couple of super easy camping recipes and meal ideas for you (or the designated Campout Cook)!

 

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1. Prep ahead before you leave home by placing steaks with marinade ingredients (olive oil, steak seasoning, salt and pepper) in plastic storage bags or containers for easy transport.

2. Prep potatoes before leaving home by washing them, pricking each one multiple times with a fork, spreading butter or margarine all over outside of potato, and wrapping each potato in aluminum foil tightly (twice – two layers of foil to protect the potato while in the fire coals). Then place all wrapped potatoes into a plastic bag or container for transporting.

3. At the campground, get a fire going hot; after about 30-60 minutes, you should have good coals around the edge of the fire. Place each foil-wrapped potato into the surrounding coals, turning after 15 or 20 minutes; allow to continue to cook until cooked through (roughly 50-60 minutes, depending on size of potato and heat of coals).

4. After potatoes have been cooking for a while, remove steaks from marinade and place on hot grill grate over fire, cooking to desired doneness (try to time this well with when you anticipate the potatoes being finished, so the steak and potatoes are ready around the same time).

5. Simple accompaniments to this meal would include heating up a can of seasoned green beans over the fire, and warming up fresh bread or rolls near the hot coals (with bread wrapped up in foil to protect from ash).

 

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1. Prep chicken tenders or breasts before leaving home – rinse, place in a plastic bag or container along with marinade ingredients (olive or coconut oil, Cajun seasoning if you like it spicy, or simple salt and pepper and maybe a little Italian seasoning).

2.  Prep potatoes at home – wash, slice, place in plastic bag with melted butter, garlic powder, finely diced onion, and salt and pepper. Bring along a metal pan or heavy-duty foil for wrapping and cooking them in.

3.  Prep veggies at home – place washed, sliced fresh veggies (combination of carrots, squash, peppers, mushrooms – as desired) seasoned with salt and pepper in individual heavy-duty foil packets.

4.  At campground, over hot fire but indirect heat, place potatoes either wrapped in a large foil packet or in a flame-proof pan covered with foil and allow to cook until potato slices are tender (about 30 minutes, depending on amount of potatoes and heat of fire).

5.  After potatoes have been cooking for about 5 minutes, go ahead and place veggie packets either over indirect heat from the fire or situated among the outlying coals of the fire to cook.

6.  Place marinated chicken pieces on grilling grate over fire and cook until browned and cooked through (between 10 and 20 minutes – depending on size of chicken pieces and heat of fire).

For breakfast, mix up some pancake batter ahead and store in plastic container for easy pouring and transporting.  Prepare scrambled eggs ahead and transport in plastic bag or container, ready to pour into the campfire skillet.  Place a griddle over the fire for cooking up the bacon and pancakes that morning, and your hot delicious breakfast is ready in no time.

Lunches are easy with cold sandwich fixings or some hot dogs and brats for roasting on sticks over the campfire (just remember to bring the condiments along, too).  Serve with some fresh fruit, baby carrots or celery sticks for a well-rounded meal.

If you’re camping and have electricity, you could always bring along the crockpot, too; super easy to dump all ingredients needed for that dish into one container ready to pour into the crockpot for cooking all day while you are out enjoying nature.  Here are some terrific crockpot recipe ideas.

Now we can’t  forget the highlight of camput “cooking”  – S’mores!  s'mores, roasted marshmallows, camping recipes, dessert recipes, digital online cookbook

Be sure to pack plenty of graham crackers, large marshmallows, and small chocolate candy bars or pieces; roast the marshmallows on sticks over the fire, place a piece of chocolate on a graham cracker, add the roasted marshmallow over the chocolate, and top off with another graham cracker for a deliciously sweet ending to the fun day (repeat as needed)!

Remember you can keep all your favorite recipes (for camping, parties, birthdays, holidays, tailgating, and more) right here in your own online cookbook with Dish Dish – ready for you to find when you want them (no more digging through papers in a drawer or folder), add pictures and notes, share them with friends and family, and easily create menus and grocery shopping lists.  Get your free online recipe box started today!

Be sure to share us with your friends and leave a comment about your favorite camping recipes.