If you don't desire turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, how about substituting for one of the following:
Prime Rib Dinner I
Prime Rib Dinner II
(Christmas or Thanksgiving Dinner)
Learn how to cook the
Perfect Prime Rib
Honey-Glazed Ham Dinner Menu (with recipes)
Ham 101 - Learn all about the different types of ham and how to cook them.
Roasted Crown of Pork Loin
Truly one of the most magnificent of all holiday entrees! Impress your guest with this attractive Roasted Crown Loin of Pork.
It is a real show stopper!
How about substituting your oven-roasted turkey for:
Barbecued or Grilled Whole Turkey
This is a very easy and efficient way to cook your Thanksgiving turkey.
No mess in your oven or the kitchen. A whole turkey may be prepared on either a
gas grill or a charcoal grill. This method requires a covered barbecue grill and
heavy duty aluminum foil. Your turkey will be crisp outside and juicy inside.
Cajun Fried Turkey
This is the best way of cooking a turkey I've ever tasted. The turkey is anything but greasy as
the deep-frying process seals the outside and the turkey remains incredibly juicy, while the skin gets wonderfully crispy.
Learn how to smoke a whole turkey.
This regional delight has become one of the latest food
fads. From the outside it looks like a turkey, but when
you cut through it, you see a series of rings making up
the three birds and three stuffings.
For your vegetarian family and friends.
Tofurky/Tofurkey Recipe with Vegan Gravy
Mexican Americans and others have put their own gastronomical twist on Thanksgiving meals. These are not “tradition,” nor are they
found at all Thanksgiving celebrations, which include Latin American foods, but they are the foods many consider a Thanksgiving meal in the Southwest.
Turkey in Mole Sauce
(Mole Poblano de Guajolote)
A Southwest and Mexican Thanksgiving favorite.
Turkey Hints & Tips:
How to purchase, stuff, and roast a turkey. Choosing a fresh or frozen turkey. How to thaw a frozen turkey. How to prepare turkey for stuffing.
Thanksgiving Planning - Stress-Free Thanksgiving
How to plan and prepare your Thanksgiving dinner in advance without stress.
Guidelines for Brining Poultry
The secret to juicy chicken breast is simple - brine them before grilling or
baking! It's very easy and economical, and requires no special cookware.
Guidelines For Roasting a Whole Turkey
Learn how to safely and easily prepare and roast your turkey.
Advice on Stuffing a Turkey Safely
As the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday draws near, learn how to safely stuff your turkey.
Using a Cooking or Meat Thermometer
Have you ever cut into a turkey to see if it has finished cooking?
Cooking thermometers take the guesswork out of cooking, as they measures the internal temperature of your cooked meat and poultry to assure that a safe
temperature has been reached, harmful bacteria have been destroyed, and your turkey is cook perfectly.
Making Perfect Turkey Gravy
Hints and tips for making that perfect turkey gravy.
Handling Leftovers Safely
Leftover" foods are cooked foods that you or your family do not eat within 2 hours after they are cooked. Improper handling or
storing cooked food is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the home.
Let's Make Turkey Stock
My favorite thing to do the morning after Thanksgiving is to make homemade turkey stock from the turkey carcass. It
is so easy to do and so delicious! The turkey stock can be used for a delicious soup or frozen for future use.
Food Safety Pages:
Buffet and Party Safety
Also includes what to do if your guests have been delayed at least an hour
Golden Rules of Food Safety
IF IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT! If you have any question in your mind about the freshness or safety of eating a food product,
throw it out. It is better to be safe than sorry!
Etiquette, Entertaining, and Party Planning Help
Dining Etiquette Guide
Restaurant and Dinner Party Manners and Etiquette
Simple Rules for Planning a Dinner Party
What is a Recipe?
Learn how to follow a recipe, why some recipes do not work, and about Mise en Place
How many appetizers to make for your party
Buffet & Party Safety -
Organizing Your Buffet Supper
Etiquette Faux Pas and Other Misconceptions About Afternoon Tea
Due to the new popularity of Afternoon Tea, many people have jumped on the bandwagon, including hotels, caterers, party planners, and protocol
and etiquette “experts.” While their enthusiasm is well intended, unfortunately a great deal of misinformation is being
perpetuated by these.
Invitation to Afternoon Tea
The invitation has just arrived in the mail. What do you do next? When one is invited to an afternoon tea.