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Turkey Tips

If you’ve hosted Thanksgiving before, you know that being tasked with cooking THE turkey can be stressful.  Not only is cooking it important, but carving the turkey is just as vital.  Have you ever found yourself struggling as you bang into that annoying wishbone when you’re carving the turkey?  Here’s a tip: take out the wishbone before you roast the turkey.

Cutting out the wishbone prior to cooking will allow you to smoothly cut neat, thick slices of turkey – making you look like a pro! 

Here’s how:  lift the neck skin, and then cut around the outside of the wishbone.  Once you get the sides out, grab the wishbone and gently twist it to get the tip to detach.  After cooking, you’ll see that carving parallel to the breastbone is simple and easy when you don’t have the wishbone creating resistance.

Try it out!  We've uploaded a video of me demonstrating this technique. 

Click here to view the video on our YouTube channel.   

Now some of you may already be picturing the uproar you will create if the annual wishbone-snapping contest does not take place, but don’t worry you can simply leave the wishbone in the pan to roast right alongside the turkey. 

We’re not done yet!  The day after Thanksgiving oftentimes leaves us 5 pounds heavier and with so much leftover turkey that we have not a clue what to do with it all.  So as you lie around enjoying a college football game, use your yummy leftovers to make this delicious salad -      Turkey and Wild Rice Salad with Dried Tart Cherry Vinaigrette. 

 Click here for a down-loadable PDF of the recipe.   

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Q Center!


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