It’s that time of the year when the holiday tree takes full focus as the centerpiece in many homes! One common question is how to keep it looking nice, the whole month long.
Top Tips for Keeping your Tree Green All Season
• Light your tree with LED lights over incandescants – LEDs generate less heat & won’t try out foliage as much.
• Unplugging lights at night & during the day to prevent overdrying the needles.
• Water regularly – do not let your tree go dry!
Use a funnel & tubing from a local hardware store to easily water your tree! Tuck tubing into tree stand/base with funnel attached at the top – you can pour in water & then hide the funnel under the tree skirt when not in use!
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Cooking a turkey is no simple task but with our helpful cooking tips, you’re on your way to roasting the perfect holiday turkey!
*1-1 1/2 lbs per person: While leftovers can be good, don’t overdue it. Remember you’ll often have your plate full of hearty side dishes and leave some room for pie too.
*Make sure you add enough *spice*: Under-seasoning is a common and easily avoidable mistake!
*Consider brining: A simple brine starts with water and salt. Extra herbs and flavoring are optional. Brining lean meat like turkey can help prevent meat from drying out. Soak turkey in brine for up to 24 hours before cooking.
*To stuff or not to stuff? Some like cornbread stuffing, others like rice “dressing” and some like none at all. To make a wet dressing without stuffing the bird, save time and hassle by simply topping your dressing with warmed broth.
*Rest cooked turkey before carving: Rest a large bird for at least 15 minutes before carving.
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Less stress means more time for what matters – spending time with family and friends and reflecting on what we’re thankful for! Follow our top tips for making your holiday season less stressful!
*Plan a potluck – If you’re cooking the turkey, ask guests to bring a side or dessert. When everyone contributes it can lead to a more meaningful meal and a fun way to share favorite family recipes.
*Choose make-ahead recipes to save time & stress the day of! If you’re hosting, you can even set the table the day ahead to help save time.
*Switch up the traditional menu – try brunch! You can still have turkey too – turkey bacon, turkey sausage or how about a nice turkey tenderloin alongside quiche!
*Opt. for eating out – Skip the mess and cleanup all together by dining out this Thanksgiving!
*Donate your time to charity – Celebrate the holidays by giving back. Consider donating your time or goods to local charities in need.