2020 may have thrown some major roadblocks our way, but there are still a lot of things to be thankful for. Stay grateful especially when you are safe at home with your family. It’s not advisable to go out but you can always celebrate Thanksgiving at home with your loved ones.
Cooking Tips and Recipes
If you want to fully relax and enjoy Thanksgiving, prepare ahead of time. Get your turkey ahead and make sure it is vacuum-packed to keep it fresh for 3 days.
Do you want to save time? Make dishes ahead of time. You can prepare a lot of food ahead without sacrificing its quality and flavor. Cook different dishes in one oven and use aluminum foil to keep them moist. Place your turkey on the lowest rack as it’s the longest to cook. You can then reheat or bake other dishes on the top rack.
A few recipes for your Thanksgiving in Des Plaines, IL:
Green Bean Casserole – You can never go wrong with fresh green beans and creamy mushroom sauce!
Cream of Mushroom Soup – too good to be true!
Maple Cornbread Muffins – With this delicious dessert, you’ll surely ask for more!
Safety in the Kitchen
Always wash your hands as you may be transferring the bacteria to your food. Your knives should be out of reach of children. When cooking, ensure you don’t position pot handles in front of the stove. Also, do not use the same cutting board for your meat and vegetables. If you’re not careful, you may get sick with salmonella. Most importantly, get a fire extinguisher to prevent fires.
Online Black Friday Shopping
Visit Des Plaines Park District for some outdoor fun! They have 37 park sites, boating, picnic sites and lots of exciting things to do. Just do make sure you avoid the crowd. For your shopping, Sam’s Club and Wal Mart are open but we would recommend you do all your shopping online to be safer.
Thanksgiving is one of the best times of the year! Make the most of it by cooking some delicious treats and celebrating it with the entire family!