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Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014 11:09 am

We hope everyone has a wonderful day surrounded by family and friends! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Turkey Day S.O.S.! Solutions to Common Thanksgiving Kitchen Mishaps

November 26, 2014 12:03 pm

So you volunteered to host Thanksgiving dinner this year, but you didn’t consider one very important detail: cooking the Thanksgiving turkey! If you’ve never prepared such a large bird before, it can be quite stressful to cook both the turkey and all of its corresponding sides. Here are a few smart tips to help prevent (or at least amend) a Turkey Day cooking emergency.

  1. Many turkey mishaps come from frozen meat, so be sure to leave at least one day of thawing for every four pounds of bird. If your turkey still isn’t thawed on the day of Thanksgiving, soak the whole thing in cold water for 30 minutes for every pound.
  2. Be sure to keep in mind that a turkey takes quite a long time to cook, so leave more than enough time before the meal. An 18 to 22-pound turkey takes approximately 3.5 to 4 hours to roast, so plan accordingly.
  3. Keep gravy from clumping by adding the flour very gradually to the base instead of adding it all at once.
  4. If your mashed potatoes are lumpy, it probably means that the potatoes are undercooked. Fix it by simply add some extra milk or water and cooking them a bit longer over low heat.
  5. To fix a burnt pie crust, simply take a fine-holed grater and run it gently across the burnt parts of the crust.

Thanksgiving Hero Videos [All Recipes]
Avoid Common Thanksgiving Cooking Mishaps [SparkPeople]
Disaster? What Disaster? 5 Thanksgiving Day Fixes [Food Network]

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Thank You For Your Donations!

November 25, 2014 1:36 pm

Thank you Windermere residents for all of your donations to our annual food drive. This year was a HUGE success! In total our community donated 330 lbs of food and goods, that is amazing! The donations were received today by The West Chester Food Cupboard which benefits lower income families in Chester County. Thank you again!

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