Pilgrims and welcome to Thanksgiving Tips 101 for Holiday 2011. The
feature for singles and others whose familiarity with their kitchen may
be just slightly lower than their familiarity with the International
So you've decided, for reasons known only to
yourself, to cook dinner at home this Thanksgiving? Over the next few
short weeks we will guide you, step by step, through the bare essentials you will need to make this happen.
Realizing that you are probably still dazed and somewhat confused over
arriving at this milestone in life we will begin ever so slowly, gently
easing you into the full magnitude of your undertaking. And so, without
further ado, (and I suggest you take copious notes):
Step 1 - Find your oven.
a.This is usually a large metallic box with dials, buttons and some
kind of clock or timing device. Advanced readers may already suspect we
are not talking about the microwave. The rest of you - DON"T PANIC! In a
worst case scenario we can help you find your oven b. Use the
process of elimination* (ie; it's not your refrigerator; it's not your
dishwasher, etc). which, though time consuming, is usually fool proof.
c. As a last resort call 911 and report your oven has been stolen. Your
local police will be more than happy to serve and protect as well as
point out if you have overlooked it.
Next up: Turning the oven on! (warning - please don't start with out us; turning the oven off is equally as important.)
*we call this POE and will be referring to it often throughout the month.