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Prepare a Safe and Healthy Thanksgiving Meal

cena de accion de gracias

The Turkey

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 ° or higher.
  2. Wash hands and clean your work area. Use two separate cutting boards during preparation, one for raw meat and one for vegetables.
  3. Place turkey or turkey breast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  4. Insert an oven safe thermometer in the innermost part of the thigh before placing in the oven. If your turkey has a "pop-up" temperature indicator, it is recommended to also check the internal temperature of the turkey in the thigh, wing and the thickest part of the breast.  The minimum internal temperature should reach 165 °F as measured with a food thermometer.  For quality, let the turkey stand for 20 minutes before carving to allow juices to set. The turkey will carve more easily.
  5. For optimum safety, stuffing a turkey is not recommended. For more even cooking, it is recommended to cook stuffing outside the bird in a casserole. Use a food thermometer to ensure that the stuffing has reached a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 °F.
  6. Divide leftovers into smaller portions and refrigerate within 2 hours. Use refrigerated leftovers within 3 to 4 days or freeze for 3 to 4 months.

Source:

Let’s Talk Turkey 
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Author:

Meat and Poultry Hotline


Grandma’s Stuffing

Ingredients:

10 cups whole wheat bread cubes or white bread or buns, dry
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 teaspoon parsley, dried or 1 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups milk
1 lightly beaten egg
2 medium pared, cored and chopped apples or 1/4 cup raisins (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Wash hands and clean your work area. Use two separate cutting boards during preparation, one for eggs (or raw meat) and the other for fruits and vegetables.
  2.  Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3.  Put cubes in a large bowl. Set aside.
  4. Put water in medium saucepan. Add onion, celery, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes. Do not drain. Pour over bread cubes.
  5.  Stir in milk and egg. Gently stir in apples, and raisins, if desired.
  6. Spoon into a greased 2-quart baking dish. Bake at 350 °F for 1 hour or until the internal temperature of the stuffing is 165° F, as measured with a food thermometer.
  7. Divide leftovers into smaller portions and refrigerate within 2 hours. Use refrigerated leftovers within 3 to 4 days or freeze for 3 to 4 months.

Source:

Adapted from:
A Family Living Program
University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service

Author:

University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service

See Also: SNAP-Ed Connection http://recipefinder.nal.usda.gov/recipes/grandmas-stuffing

 

Last Modified Nov 04, 2013