My countertops are covered with sweet potatoes, oranges, Yukon Gold potatoes, apples, and there’s a bag of cranberries in the refrigerator. This year we’re going to my mom’s house for Thanksgiving this year. (Read about our Thanksgiving last year on the Joy Kitchen blog.) This year I plan to bake a batch of my grandmother’s soft yeast rolls and a pan of pecan-crusted sweet potato casserole. What are your Thanksgiving specialities?
If you run into trouble in your kitchen this week, some of these phone numbers and websites might help. If I may give you my two cents: Thanksgiving is not a consumer-driven, gift-filled day, it’s about sharing a meal, plain and simple. Fill the day with some good food, good drink, and have a good time.
Butterball Turkey Talk: 1-800-BUTTERBALL (288-8372)
Empire Kosher : Poultry Customer Hotline: 717-436-7055
Fleischmann’s Yeast Baker’s Hotline: 1-800-777-4959
General Mills: 1-800-248-7310
King Arthur Flour Baker’s Hotline: 802-649-3717
Nestle Toll House Baking Information Line: 1-800-637-8537
Ocean Spray Consumer Helpline: 1-800-662-3263
Reynolds Turkey Tips Hotline: 1-800-745-4000
U.S. Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry Hotline: 888-MPHotline (674-6854)