Thanksgiving For All

Thanksgiving is a time for togetherness... it's an occasion to be spent in the warm and loving company of family, loved ones and friends enjoying turkey roast and pumpkin pies with them. Thanksgiving is also an opportunity to renew the ties that bind us with the ones we love... it is a time for remembering, cherishing and being thankful for all the good things you have been blessed with. So it's time to say 'Happy Thanksgiving'

Friday, November 23, 2007

Christmas Countdown: Decorate Your Blog for Christmas

Thanksgiving is a great time to start your Christmas decorations. I found this really cool MySpace Christmas countdown which is also a virtual Christmas tree! You can grab the code here to decorate your blog or MySpace profile.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

How to Intensify the Flavor of your Turkey Recipe

With all those turkeys out here on Thanksgiving, there are many people who prefer having the flavor little more intense. This is something that I found while surfing the net last night. If you want to intensify the flavor check out this video, which gives the perfect clue as to how to do that. Make sure that you don't over do with intensifying the flavor, since there's a good chance that you may turn out to be a flop with the trash recipe.

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Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipe: Lobster

Wish you all a very Happy Turkey Day. But here I'm going to talk something apart from turkeys. wondering what? Just read on. It may be of a highly beneficial for you!

The legend has it that the pilgrims and their Native American guests had lobster. You know what they probably did have and didn't have but we have on thanksgiving? They had the wild fowls and didn't have pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes! Anyway how if you hold the spirit of Thanksgiving food high, commemorating the first Thanksgiving feast? I found this recipe online and I'm preparing it for my gang. It says, it'll be fantastic as an appetizer. It would really be nice having a special Lobster recipe as a side dish from the heavy turkey.


  • 1 pound lobster meat
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 6 leaves butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 head of Boston lettuce

Step 1: Cut lobster meat into medium size pieces.
Step 2: Cook wine, juice, oil, and zest for 2 minutes in a wok over medium heat.
Step 3: After a couple of minutes increase the heat to medium-high. Add the pieces of lobsters.
Step 4: Stir fry until lobster is opaque and turns golden brown. Chill for 1 hour.
Step 5: Put the lettuce leaves in small bowls and top with lobster mixture.

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How to Safely Cook a Turkey

Wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving

Ok, now your turkey is ready and you're ready to have your guests, I hope. Here's how to cook your turkey safely.

Roasting a whole turkey is not all that a big deal, so long as you take special care when handling the raw poultry. It's really important to take all the necessary precautionary measures when handling and cooking it. It is essential to wash your hands properly before and after handling the raw meat. Make sure that your utensils and surfaces are cleaned well. Wash the raw meat properly with hot water. I always do that because it is the first step to destroy certain bacteria.

Remember that it's not a good idea to keep the raw poultry out of the fridge for long. So after washing it properly store it in the refrigerator until you're ready to cook it. But for the frozen turkeys meat you need to see if it is completely defrosted before you start cooking it. The correct temperature and appropriate cooking time is really vital as it destroys the bacteria and prevents you from having food poisoning. Check out my post entitled “Prevention Tips For Thanksgiving Turkey Bird Flu” where I've mentioned about the correct temperature for cooking turkeys.

Here's something about the roasting time for the turkeys. The general rule is the larger the bird, the longer should be your cooking time.

Roasting Times for Stuffed Turkey

2 ¾ hrs to 3 ¼ hrs for 6 - 8 lbs turkey
3 hrs to 3 ½ hrs for 8 - 12 lbs turkey
3 ½ hrs to 4 hrs for for 12 - 14 lbs turkey
4 hrs to 4 ¼ hrs for for 14 - 18 lbs turkey
4 ¼ hrs to 4 ¾ hrs for 8 - 20 lbs turkey
4 ¾ hrs to 5 ¼ hrs for 20 - 24 lbs turkey

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Roasting Times for Unstuffed Turkey

2 ½ hrs. to 2 ¾ for 6 - 8 lbs turkey
2 ¾ hrs to 3 hrs. for 8 - 12 lbs turkey
3 hrs to 3 ¾ hrs for 12 - 14 lbs turkey
3 ¾ hrs to 4 ¼ hrs for 14 - 18 lbs turkey
4 ¼ hrs to 4 ½ hrs for 18 - 20 lbs turkey
4 ½ hrs to 5 hrs for 20 - 24 lbs turkey

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving Games For Kids

So what are you going to do tomorrow? Have ever thought of how you are going to add some extra fun to your kids' Thanksgiving celebration? Here's a game for the kids on Thanksgiving. Let you kids fill up the boxes with the correct spelling and you can test their IQ at the same time. It's really a fun not only for your kids but for you too.

You can try this with some of the friends of your child and I am sure it's going to be a really cool competition. So just move out to the market and get some Thanksgiving gifts for the First, Second and Third toppers.

Thanksgiving Gifts for Thanksgiving Kids

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Thanksgiving Calendar Until Thanksgiving 2010

Thanksgiving is observed on the fourth Thursday of November each year to commemorate the pilgrams, their Native American guests and the first thanksgiving feast. We reach out to our friends and folks with our heartfelt thankfulness. Here lies the Thanksgiving calendar for the nest few years for American Thanksgiving and Canadian Thanksgiving.

All American Thanksgiving

2008 November 27th, Thursday
2009 November 26th, Thursday
2010 November 25th, Thursday

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Canadian Thanksgiving

2008 October 13th, Monday
2009 October 12th, Monday
2010 October 11th, Monday

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A Few Hours Until Thanksgiving

Hi! Millions of congratulations to those who voted for "May and Flower" as the national Thanksgiving turkey name. 24% of the total vote of 119689, has been casted for these names, which is the highest. I voted for the name "Jake and Tom" which is 15% only. Here's the statistics:

May and Flower -- 24% which is 28,726
Wish and Bone -- 23% which 27529
Wing and Prayer -- 20% which 23938
Jake and Tom -- 15% which is 17953
Gobbler and Rafter -- 12% which is 14362
Truman and Sixty -- 6% which is 7181

Anyway, what about your Thanksgiving celebration preparation? Start off wish your friends and folks who are staying away with warm Thanksgiving greetings.

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I was about to make a great blunder this Thanksgiving. I missed out to invite John for my Thanksgiving dinner, who has always been a good friend of mine. The last night I suddenly remember that and that's one more reason for me to be thankful to the Lord.

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