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For the chilly autumn nights, you can’t help but think of the perfect fall recipes! It makes the Thanksgiving season the time to enjoy ultimate soul-warming comfort food.

There are a number of comfort foods best shared during this time, such as hot dishes, turnovers, homemade pizzas, roasts, and soups, recommended by your local Melbourne exterior cleaning company!

For this blog, we’re going to set our sights on the famous Thanksgiving staples such as Turkey, stuffing, trimmings, and dessert.

Now, let’s go over them one by one!

 

Turkey

This Turkey recipe packs all the flavor and juiciness that you’re looking forward to when you take a bite of this Thanksgiving favorite.

  • First, remove the thawed turkey from its packaging. Remove the neck and the bag of giblets. Discard them, or save them for gravy. Pat the turkey dry with paper towels.
  • Next, season the cavity of the turkey with salt and pepper. Stuff it with the quartered lemon, onion, apple and herbs.
  • Tuck the wings of the turkey underneath the turkey and set the turkey on a roasting rack inside a roasting pan. Tucking the wings prevents them from burning, and helps the turkey sit flatter.
  • Use your fingers to loosen and lift the skin above the breasts (on the top of the turkey) and smooth a few tablespoons of the herb butter underneath. Use some twine to tie the turkey legs together. Then slather the outside turkey in the rest of the herb butter.
  • You will want to check the turkey about half way through cooking. Use your oven light to see if the skin is golden, and then place a large piece of tinfoil over the breast meat of the turkey to help keep it from overcooking.

Let it rest, and prepare to serve your guests!

Well, no Turkey is complete without stuffing! It definitely completes the meal. For an easy but delicious take on the stuffing, read on below!

 

Stuffing

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery and poultry seasoning (and rosemary if using). Cook over medium-low until tender (do not brown), about 10-12 minutes.
  • Place bread cubes in a large bowl. Add onion mixture, parsley and fresh herbs.
  • Pour broth over top until cubes are moist (but not soggy) and gently toss. You may not need all of the broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place mixture in a serving dish, dot with additional butter and cover.
  • Bake for 35 minutes, uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes.

The perfect complement for the Turkey and stuffing is your trimmings! These consist of potatoes, cranberry sauce, and rolls!

 

Potatoes

Mashed potatoes is a guaranteed all-time Thanksgiving favorite! Here’s our creamy, no-fail Mashed Potato recipe!

  • Cut your potatoes into evenly-sized chunks, about an inch or so thick. Then transfer them to a large stockpot full of cold water until all of the potatoes are cut and ready to go.
  • Boil the potatoes for about 10-12 minutes until a knife inserted in the middle of a potato goes in with almost no resistance. Carefully drain out all of the water.
  • Meanwhile, as the potatoes are boiling, heat your butter, milk and an additional 2 teaspoons of sea salt together either in a small saucepan or in the microwave until the butter is just melted.
  • Using a masher, mash the potatoes to your desired consistency.
  • Then pour half of the melted butter mixture over the potatoes, and fold it in with a wooden spoon or spatula until potatoes have soaked up the liquid.

Serve warm and add toppings as desired!

 

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberries are a Thanksgiving necessity. Turkey and cranberry sauce are made for each other!.

Here’s a simple recipe for Cranberry sauce:

  • Place the cranberries in a colander and rinse them. Pick out and discard any damaged or bruised cranberries.
  • Put the water and sugar in a medium saucepan on high heat and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add the cranberries to the pot and return to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until most of the cranberries have burst.
  • Remove the pot from heat. Let cool completely at room temperature, then transfer to a bowl to chill in the refrigerator. Note that the cranberry sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.

 

You’ve got the Turkey, trimmings, and stuffing. You know what’s missing: dessert!

 

Here’s a simple Pumpkin Pie recipe, the perfect culmination to your Thanksgiving feast!

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • Combine eggs, pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl and mix until combined.
  • Fit pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish; pour pumpkin mixture into the crust.
  • Place pie on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake until filling is set, 35 to 40 minutes.

 

Alas! Your Thanksgiving Spread is complete, specially curated by your Melbourne exterior cleaning company. With this recipe guide, we hope that you’ll have a great time preparing these delicious meals for your guests.

 

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