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Pinecone Chair Toppers
Put pinecones in a whole new place this fall…on your chairs! See how simple it is to add a little elegance to the table.[time=0:00:] Bring the outdoors in with this pretty little pine cone project. It's super quick and easy, but it's little touches like this that make the holidays a lot more special. So, using a pine cone , a larger one, I just cut a piece of thick wire, you know, not so thick that it's hard to manage but thick enough that it's got some stability. Just cut a piece like that. And then, I ran it around my pine cone like this. And just kinda twisted it in the back, like so. So, I've got one that I made right here. Basically, super easy, just attach the wire to your pine cone . Then, to add some extra ornament to the pine cone , I found these really cool floral picks at my craft store. And then, I'm gonna use this on my pine cone . Just gonna attach it to the back. Using the same wire that I already cut, I'm just gonna kinda flatten it against the back of the pine cone , and then, twist it. And then, I'm gonna make this really cool and simple bow just by going back and forth. I'mgonna do a little twist, twist, twisting action. So, you got your pine cone with your berries. You got your bow. And then using the little wire that you had on the back of your bow,
Stuffing a Turkey
Before stuffing a turkey, be sure to remove the packaged gizzards and neck of the turkey. They are often placed in both ends of the bird. Next, rinse the turkey well. Pat the turkey dry so it is less slippery. Note, for safety's sake, you should not stuff a turkey or any poultry until you're ready to roast it. But the stuffing can be made ahead and refrigerated. Start stuffing the bird by lightly spooning some of the stuffing into the large opening of the turkey. Loosely fill the body cavity with stuffing. The stuffing will expand during roasting, so don't pack it too full. At the other end of the turkey, pull the neck skin away and using a spoon and your hands, tuck stuffing into the shallow cavity under the skin. Turn the bird over and continue to add stuffing. To help keep the stuffing in place, pull the skin over the stuffing. Use a short skewer to secure the skin by poking the skewer through the loose skin of the body. Turn the turkey over. Tuck the ends of the drumsticks under a band of skin. If a band of skin isn't present, you can tie the legs to the tail with string. To keep the wing tips from overbrowning and to give your turkey a nice finished appearance, twist the wing tips under the back of the turkey. Finally, place the turkey on a rack inside the roasting pan.the stuffing into the large opening of the turkey. Loosely fill the body cavity with stuffing. The stuffing will expand during roasting, so don't pack it too full. At the other end of the turkey, pull
Make a pretty fall tabletopper using fresh flowers to mimic the shape of a pumpkin.
Carving a Turkey
Breaking down that big bird may look intimidating, but if you take it one step at a time -- in this order -- it's easy as pie.there bones at the joint. There are different ways to slice a turkey breast . In this method, the entire breast is cut off the frame. Cut off the breast meat by using the breast bone as a guide, and cutting along the bone until the entire breast is removed. Then, make slices by cutting across the breast. This method gives even slices that stay together and fit nicely onto dinner plates . Next, cut off the wing. Repeat the same steps on the other side.
Rules of Thumb: Turkey Tips
Get great tips on turkey thawing, thermometer placement, best roasting pan, and gorgeous garnish suggestions.to go ahead and maybe put some citrus, some onions, and some fresh herbs right inside to add great flavor. You can also baste this with some wonderful butter for extra flavor. Now, this bird right
Let tiny pumpkins light up your table this fall; just drill and fill with a candle.
Fold a Turkey Napkin
Use this simple folding technique to turn a napkin into a Thanksgiving turkey.
Here are some terrific ideas for Holiday place settings and napkins that your guests will appreciate.
Put pumpkins on a pedestal, then fill them with beautiful fall foliage for a one-of-a-kind centerpiece.