Answers to Questions about Thanksgiving Dinner

turkeyHere's good news for the nervous first-time Thanksgiving dinner chef:  your meal is just bound to make your guests happy, according to AARP magazine's October/November issue.  Here's why: "Tryptophan--an amino acid found in turkey--is a natural serotonin booster and has been found to reduce anxiety, improve mood, even relieve depression."


Nevertheless,  those responsible for preparing this particular holiday meal--at which traditional food cooked well has become the main point--want to be extra sure everything goes smoothly.  Shelf Life Advice is stuffed with tips on how to serve a meal that's safe, pleasingly warm, and properly cooked.  For oodles of tips, check out the articles and Q/As listed below, some of which are posted on the home page this month.  Note: Much of this information is useful for other dinner parties as well.


Articles (FAQs and Tips):


"What NOT to Do With Thanksgiving Dinner"


"Using a Turkey Fryer: Tips and Warnings"


"Yikes! The Turkey Is Done, But the Guests Are Delayed! How Do I Keep My Thanksgiving Dinner Warm?"


"Everything You Need to Know about Cranberry Sauce"




To reach turkey Q/As in the product section of this site, click here: 


On this page, you'll find suggestions about handling a turkey and, at the right margin, a long list of links to Q/As that will answer important questions.  Here are a few samples:


"How should turkey be thawed?"


"Should turkey be stuffed?"


"Can I trust the turkey’s “pop-up” thermometer to tell me when the turkey is done?"


"How should leftover turkey be handled?"


You must be logged in to post a comment or question.

Sign In or Register for free.