Turkey Day is approaching! Make sure your cooking goes smoothly with these must-haves for the kitchen.
Help set the holiday mood with decorations. Booya Gadget has developed a free Thanksgiving theme background for PS3 and PSP, letting gamers show their holiday spirit.
Not sure what to make? CHOW Thanksgiving Dinner Coach provides iPhone and iPod touch users with nine easy and traditional recipes. You choose which ones you’ll make and CHOW compiles your shopping list and step-by-step timeline. CHOW can be downloaded for free from Appolicious. iPhones and iPod touches can be bought at the Apple store in The Pier at Caesar’s.
A digital kitchen scale makes weighing food and ingredients a breeze. The EastSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale is easy to use; it has only two buttons. The scale allows you to subtract the weight of a plate or container from the measurement and has four unit settings: grams, ounces, kilograms, and pounds. Five colors are available: white, green, black, silver, and red. It also includes a calorie-counting and portion-control book. This scale is available through Walmart.
Don’t trust your meal to a pop-up timer. Make sure the turkey is really ready with a thermometer, like Williams-Sonoma’s All-Clad Oven-Probe Thermometer. Just choose the turkey setting from the preprogrammed, USDA-approved, safe temperatures for poultry. When the extra-long cord and base are heated to your chosen temperature, the device beeps. You can buy the thermometer for $49.95 at the Williams-Sonoma in Marlton or online.
So many sides are expected at a holiday meal, trying to do it all at once will drive you crazy. A slow cooker will free up your time to prepare, clean, or relax before the guests arrive. Hamilton Beach has a line of programmable slow cookers ranging from five- to six-quart capacities. They automatically adjust to keep your food warm without overcooking it. Choose to cook by temperature or length of time and you’re set! The Target in Mays Landing carries some of the line’s capacities or buy online through Hamilton Beach.
Keep the kids entertained while you are in the kitchen with Thanksgiving Coloring by Playgamesite.com. This free app for Android-based phones lets you add color to the holiday and save the pictures to an SD card.
Any holiday is stressful, release some by hunting turkeys. Turkey Hunt by Jirbo lets iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone users shoot at poultry running across their screen. You can download Turkey Hunt for free in iTunes and buy any of its corresponding devices at the Apple store in The Pier at Caesar’s.
Now that everything is handled and you can relax, learn some festive Thanksgiving Jokes to entertain your guests. Dustin Kirk has developed kid-friendly jokes that will make you laugh and groan. This app is available in iTunes for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users. The devices can be purchased in the Apple store at The Pier in Caesar’s.
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