Food2 personalities Alie and Georgia have created a cocktail that includes ham… Like Alie, I’m in… Enjoy.
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At 8:00PM EST, Celebrity chef Carla Hall from “Top Chef All-Stars” will be LIVE online and available to take questions. For foodies, kitchen newbie’s or anyone tasked with a holiday meal, Carla will answer their questions, will give cooking tips and an inside peek into the celeb world of “Top Chef.” Whether you’re putting together a feast for the whole family, baking a few cookies for Santa or your loved ones, the busy holiday season lends itself to a lot of time in the kitchen.
Chef Carla Hall – who cooks from the heart, and balances her Southern traditions, classic French training, and holistic approach to food as an entertaining expert and owner of Alchemy by Carla Hall in Washington, DC – will talk about seasonal, local ingredients that’ll spice up any holiday dish and answer any cooking questions you may have.
My Uncle Stan deep fries a turkey for EVERY holiday! I’ve never watched him do it, but I imagine he’s got it down to a science by now. I found this video on Good Morning America… If you are planning to deep fry a turkey this year for the first time… or even second time- PLEASE watch this video first. And then go back and watch my “Fire safety” video.
If the embedded video won’t play, use this link… http://www.hulu.com/watch/195898
(1) NEVER do this inside your house, in your garage, on your deck, near your kids or pets, or just behind your house… Execute well away from everything you love!
(2) NEVER Trust the fill line, always test it yourself with water before you fill and light the pot. See video for example.
(3) Place the bird in the fryer properly (cavity down) so that the oil will drain when you pull it out.
(4) Kids and cameras are often NOT a good combination, but I have to admit I laughed.
This may be your first time hosting a holiday dinner and you want everything to be perfect. Please remember that 1 in 8 households will have a kitchen fire at some point during the year! So the video below shares some great tips for what NOT to do when you encounter one.
(1) Do NOT throw water on a grease fire!
(2) Do NOT throw flour on a grease fire!
(3) Most clothes are combustive, so choose your cooking clothes carefully.
(4) Have a fire extinguisher and a phone handy!
(5) Let firefighters do their job!
Thankfully, majority of my family is in Atlanta. And a great deal of my extended family is in Georgia. So when the holidays come around I never have to think about where I will spend it or what I will eat and do. We generally meet at someone’s home to enjoy the mother of potluck dinners! Deep fried turkey and dressing (not stuffing!), collard greens, green beans (sometimes casserole), vegetable medley casserole (a secret family dish), macaroni and cheese and Mexican cornbread—just to name a few.
But if you aren’t lucky enough to have a family to share this holiday with—or maybe you can’t be with the family you do have—you do have options. There are several restaurants in the Atlanta area open for Thanksgiving dinner. And even if your family gets together, these prix fixe menus may be just what you need to save sanity, money and time!
http://tiny.cc/cfcy7 Check out the link for more details on where to go! Some faves of mine from this list: South City Kitchen, Nakato, McCormick and Schmicks, Fire of Brazil and Craft Atlanta.
Still wanting to create your own feast at home without the hassle? Here are a few more options. My first choice: WHOLE FOODS. You can order a turkey along with health conscious but tasty sides and pick them up on Thanksgiving morning! They’ll be open for a few hours to allow holiday pick ups and last minute purchases. PUBLIX and KROGER—or whoever your local grocer is may also offer this option. http://tiny.cc/4qv86
Remember, thanksgiving should be a happy time. Don’t let the stress of hosting ruin it for you.