Thanksgiving: Avoiding A Total Cooking Meltdown

People. I’m nervous. I’m basically planning, directing, orchestrating, cooking for five people for Thanksgiving this year. Maybe six if they show up. This is my biggest cooking venture yet. And the stakes couldn’t be higher.  I need to make this:

Gobblers in their natural state (via Hey Paul on flickr)

Turn into this:

Gobbler decidedly not in its natural state (via tuchodi on flickr)

…in something like six hours.

So instead of absolutely freaking the frack out…I’m hosting a twitter chat. A Thanksgiving recipe exchange…on twitter. Next (I wrote the post last week)This Wednesday, November 10th (that’s tomorrow) at 8:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. for West Coasters and Arizonans) log in to your twitter account and use the hashtag #turkeytalk in all your recipe and food related posts to participate. UPDATE: I neglected to mention, to participate you also need to follow me…I’m @frijolita! :)

I’ll take us through forty minutes of recipe sharing…from turkey to stuffing to sides to desserts we’ll share tips, tricks and most importantly, recipes with each other and hopefully ease the collective pain a bit.

Collect links to your favorite recipes, from any source and be ready to share! And let me know if you have any questions about how this will work in the comments – I’ll get you ready for this! No worries.

For those of you not on twitter…I’ll post a round up of all the recipes shared within a day or two of the chat!


11 thoughts on “Thanksgiving: Avoiding A Total Cooking Meltdown

  1. There are so many things that have to come together at the same time for a Thanksgiving dinner, and they all seem to need the oven. I get hyper every year if I’m cooking.

  2. Look, just serve up a platter of those whoopie pies solo and be done with it. Seriously. There might be some initial grousing, but once you stuff those little bites of psychotropic heaven in their mouths, they’ll be all ‘hey, what’s turkey? What day is this? Where am I? Who am I? Wow, check out those pretty colors. Um, more whoopie pie, please.’

  3. Up ALL the way here in Canada, we’ve already had our Thanksgiving, but I secretely long to have American Thanksgiving as well. See you next week!

  4. I don’t know if I can make it but I’ll try to post my mashed potatoes and carmelized onions recipe so you can link to it for the sides.

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