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Thinking about hosting the family next holiday season?
These Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner serving guide reminders and tips will help you serve your best turkey yet!
- Get your kitchen knives professionally sharpened to make prep time more efficient and to safely serve perfectly sliced turkey on the big day. Learn how to chop like a pro in our Kitchen Knife Skills article.
- Make homemade stock and gravy in advance and freeze it. Then on the big day, simply supplement the thawed gravy with fresh turkey drippings. Serve gravy hot in a pre-warmed gravy boat.
- Source a great-quality turkey. Try Cumbrae’s butcher shop.
- Use a large, sturdy oven-proof roasting pan and roasting rack. (Do not use a disposable roasting pan. They are accident-prone, and it is hard to get all of your delicious drippings out of the bottom.) Have wooden spoons and serving spoons ready for lifting and serving the turkey and distributing stuffing. Have a conversation with knowledgeable staff at a kitchenware store, such as The Keeping Room, for some recommendations.
- Have a meat thermometer at the ready, and follow food safety guidelines.
- Use our Special Occasion Stuffing System for perfect turkey dinner stuffing.
- Make a mouth-watering cranberry sauce. Check out our cranberry sauce recipe post.
- Clear a large area on a serving table for the roasted turkey. Give the carver and server some room. Have a sharp carving knife, a fork to hold the bird in place, a warm off-loading dish for the carved meat and tinfoil to keep everything covered. Keep dinner plates warm if at all possible. Here, I am carving Thanksgiving turkey at the family maple syrup farm.
Share these reminders with your friends and enjoy your delicious Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey dinner!