If you were like me growing up then you always had an amazing Thanksgiving dinner cooked by the adult females in your family. Now that I am on the verge of turning 22, I feel like it is due time for me to learn how to cook. Since we live in the age of the internet, I thought it would be 100 times easier just to look up videos instead of calling my mom every 5 minutes or trying to decipher recipe cards that have been around since the late 70's.
The turkey is very super important. It is like the sun, everything revolves around it. I think it's kind of funny to imagine a great floating turkey with the mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans spinning around it. Getting back onto topic, I found this video so informative. She breaks everything down and never uses any fancy culinary lingo.
How to Cook Mashed Potatoes
Anyone can open a bag of freeze dried potato flakes, add water and say that they made mashed potatoes. You are cheating on the spirit of Thanksgiving if you think that instant potatoes belong on the table. This video will give you tons of confidence to try your hand at the old fashioned way.
How to Make Thanksgiving Stuffing
Whether you put it in the turkey's cavity or you simply bake it in a pan. Even if you call it 'stuffing' or 'dressing' we can all agree it's amazing. This video shows you how to make stuffing with a little bit of spiciness to it. My family doesn't like a lot of heat in their food so I will be leaving it out. Can't wait to make stuffing that isn't out of a box.
I am a huge fan of pies and nothing screams "it's fall" more than a fresh baked pumpkin pie. In this video Karen tells us a little secret and that is, it's okay to use canned pumpkin. Thank goodness because there is little hope of me scraping out any more pumpkins this year.