Selecting the Right Turkey

basting a turkey

You certainly would want to crown an event or rather treat yourself with the best meal possible. My advice would be, go shopping for the anchor of your feast, the turkey. It can be confusing picking the right turkey with all the different labels in the market. Looking for a fresh farm turkey for this holiday? Look no further, just redirect and buy here from Morton’s Farm. They offer turkeys with a brown turkey crown, which is perfect for a dinner setting. They have awesome varieties from thanksgiving turkey, Norfolk bronze turkey, large Christmas hamper, free-range goose, among others.

Turkeys bring out the thanksgivingnicely fried turkey spirit as family and friends gather around to celebrate. Preparation of turkey is vital to ensure you get a crispy, moist, delicious, and full of flavor centerpiece for your dinner. The selection of the right kind of turkey is even more essential to have a perfect golden-brown fried turkey. One may consider the following tips while buying a turkey:

Size

A good rule of thumb to remember is to buy a pound or a pound and a half of turkey per person. It depends on the number of people you will be hosting for dinner. If it is a few light eaters, a pound per person is enough. If you do not want leftovers, you should consider choosing a smaller size too.

Fresh or Frozen

Fresh turkeys raised in an organic or free-range environment are rich in flavor and have a more intense taste. They have more firm texture than that of the frozen birds. Fresh turkeys are chilled to 26 degrees and sold almost immediately. They should be cooked one to two days after purchasing or if bought in advance, stored in the coldest area of your refrigerator for up to three days.

Enhanced or Self-basted

The enhancement of turkeys is a growing trend in the poultry business that’s normally done via mixing phosphorus, potassium, and water. It is a method meant to make the turkey more flavorful and prevent it from drying out as it cooks, but it leads to turkey meat with extremely high sodium levels. You are better off just basting the turkey yourself more so if you chose the frozen turkey. Basting takes a duration of 24 to 48 hours, and the best thing is you get to incorporate the kind of ingredients you want.

Labels

Some turkeys, especially those purchased from stores, have different tags on their packaging. The stickers are normally labelled, no hormones or steroids, and indicate turkeys raised without the two elements.turkeys Gluten-free labels are also present for those with no gluten. It is a protein found in rye, wheat, and barley. Some turkeys are basted or injected with broth to maintain a moist appearance during cooking. While turkeys are gluten-free, the label means that any broth used is also gluten-free.

I hope you have learnt a lot on what to consider when going to shop for a turkey next time.…

Practical Tips to Level-Up Home-Baked Hotcakes

hotcake w/ blueberries

Hotcakes are one of the all-time favorites for breakfast. In some households, hotcakes serve as their breakfast in most days of the week while some take them as snacks. Indeed, hotcakes are hot commodities in almost all corners of the world.

It is indeed gratifying to munch on hotcakes with your coffee, milk or, hot chocolate drink in a cold morning. When served fresh from the pan, a perfect hotcake has a crisp exterior while soft and fluffy in the inside.

There are a lot of versions of hotcakes around the world. Food chains serving hotcakes as their prime commodity has since introduced exciting innovations on baking delicious hotcakes. But for home-baked pancakes, here are simple and affordable ways to level-up your favorite food for breakfast.

Don’t Stick with one Hotcake Partner

When you think that you are the best baker of the most delicious hotcake in the world, why change your recipe?  Instead, think of other ways so your family will not get tired of the same breakfast all the time while maintaining your hotcake.

Hotcakes can complement anything that can be served on the table. For variety’s sake, constantly change the other menu on the table. If you have fried eggs today, you can complete your breakfast the following day with vegetable or fruit salad the next day. You can also try on beans, hot dogs, or bacon.

Pancakes are also perfect for any health drinks like milk, fruit juice or shake, or hot chocolate drinks.

Regularly Change the Flavor of Your Hotcake

Sometimes, you can deviate from your usual mixture to produce a different taste for your hotcake. There are flavors in the form of a powder that are available in food stores. Or, you can innovate with what is in your home. You may mix some chocolate, smashed bananas or peaches. You may also want to try on safe food colorings which will make your hotcake more appealing to the eyes.

Stock Your Fridge with Various Bread Toppings

hotcake w/ margarineYour family members may have different preferences on bread fillings or toppings. Even you may not want to stick with one topping for your hotcake. For hotcakes, they can come perfectly with almost any filling. So stock your fridge with cheese, mayonnaise, butter, honey, chocolate cream, fruit jam, or peanut butter.

Let each of your family members choose what topping they want for the day. Your family may not realize that they are eating the same hotcake every day for one year.

Visit Hotcake Food Chains

Once in a while, go to hotcake food stores to observe their hotcakes and imitate some of their innovations at home or look for cookbooks that cater on hotcakes. This will give you a wide range of ideas on how you can level-up your hotcake.

Indeed, there are many ways to come up with a great hotcake for yourself and your loved ones. But nothing more is greater when we prepare these hotcakes with love and affection.…