Safety tips from the Stoughton Fire Department and FAQs for how to cook a turkey.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Stoughton Fire Department’s Facebook page offered these food preparation fire safety tips last Thanksgiving, asking residents to “cook with caution” during the holiday season: If you have a cooking fire: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Meat and Poultry Hotline has been answering consumer questions related to holiday meals for over 25 years. Click on the link for the USDA’s “Turkey FUNdamentals: Top Questions for Cooking a Turkey”: http://www.foodsafety.gov/blog/thanksgiving_turkey.html Frequently asked questions include: Additional tips from Butterball can be found here: http://www.butterball.com/tips-how-tos/how-tos/roast
Columnist wants his turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
Growing up around here, there is no escaping the Pilgrims and the tale of the first Thanksgiving. My third grade class went to Plymouth to hear the tale of the Pilgrims and their first Thanksgiving. It was very cold on our bus trip, and I was very sick the whole day, but fortunately, my teacher wrapped me up in her fur coat and I was able to avoid frostbite. Basically, here's the historical drill: The Pilgrims settled in Plymouth, jumped on a rock in the harbor (see Plymouth Rock) and pitched their tents (see Plimouth Plantation) after arriving from England on their ship, the Mayflower, which is smaller than your average mini-van. In those early years, before Wal-Mart and fast food restaurants, they braved the conditions and the wilderness…