Emergency 911 for Thanksgiving blunders

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Blunders are what make events memorable so don’t worry, You’ll be laughing about it next year and for decades to come. I know. I’m the queen of blunder.
My gravy is full of lumps. Now what?

Don’t lose your mind whisking out every single lump. Instead, pour the gravy through a strainer. Smooth gravy flows through a medium weave strainer, leaving lumps behind.

How can I serve the meal more efficiently?

Set up the buffet serving table the night before and place notes on each trivet or casserole holder to hold the place for a specific dish. That way, you won’t be stuck holding the gravy boat when people begin serving or, worse yet, forget about the asparagus dish slowly turning to charcoal in the oven.

I baked my spinach casserole in a non-oven proof dish.

Been there, done that, and let me tell you, the casserole dish will separate before launch. My brown suede shoes are now green. Check all your dishes to make sure they are oven safe. My family will never let me forget that year.

Helpful Hotlines for emergencies:

We get it–sometimes you need a voice to assure you all is ok. If you need to chat with an expert, try these hotlines.
• USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, open Monday-Friday, 1-888-674-6854
• Crisco Pie Hotline, 1-877-367-7438
• Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, open November 3-December 26, 1-800-288-8372
• Betty Crocker Hotline, open Monday-Friday year around, 1-888-275-2388
• Ocean Spray Helpline, open Monday-Friday year around, 1-800-662-3263
• Hershey’s Hot Line, open Monday-Friday, 1-800-468-1714

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