I don’t think I have had one Thanksgiving that went as planned. Every year, without fail, something does not turn out right. I remember my first really big Thanksgiving that I hosted, my turkey was seriously dry. On another year, I somehow made my dressing way too wet. And one year I’ll never forget, a squeamish family member nearly threw out my turkey giblet stock that had been simmering all day, because she said it looked disgusting. Oh, and I can’t tell you how many years I have forgot the cranberries. I have also had many other kitchen mishaps happen to me, like catching my hand mixer on fire while whipping the potatoes, dropping the uncooked turkey on the floor, and leaving the neck in the turkey.
I know that even with the cooking experience I have, something will go wrong this Thanksgiving. And I’m okay with that, because I know how to fix or cover up just about anything. So just in case something goes wrong in your kitchen this Thanksgiving, here’s 10 Thanksgiving Day disasters and tips on how to fix them, so you can enjoy a stress-free holiday.
Tell me about your Thanksgiving food disasters and how you were able to fix them in the comments below.
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