You can do a lot in 24 hours.
With the recent October storm filed away in our long-term memories, clipped to it was the lesson that it is possible to winterize in a day, leading to the following assumption: it isn’t too late to prepare yourself for Thanksgiving dinner.
Most of us needed a Doppler radar to predict the impact of this earlier-than-usual Thanksgiving, but here it is upon us. Still, there is light at the end of the tunnel (and in the recesses of our ovens) thanks to a time-honored support team.
While the turkey experts at Butterball ideally recommend preparing your menu two to three weeks ahead and shopping early for savings on ingredients, perhaps it’s advice you can heed in preparation for your Christmas feast.
But for now, last-minute gourmet, never fear. There is hope for our kind, too. This is, after all, the information age.
Butterball will continue offering expert advice via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Butterball.com and by way of good old-fashioned toll-free connection at 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372), through December.
“This year it’s all about sharing the best turkey advice before Thanksgiving Day, delivering tips early and often,” said Mary Clingman, director of the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line. Butterball will also consult cooks through its new Butterball Cookbook Plus app and offer real-time responses to questions during live chats on Butterball.com.
The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line employs more than 50 professionally trained, college-educated home economists and nutritionists, who respond to more than 100,000 questions each November and December. They’ve answered calls regarding how to cook for a whole firehouse, how to impress the in-laws and how to serve international students their first American Thanksgiving dinner.
Try out your tech savvy and trim your shopping list to easy ingredients like these so your holiday will still go off without a hitch.
There’s even time to brine this Thanksgiving for a not-so-dry run on perfecting the roast turkey. But you’ll have to purchase a fresh (not frozen) bird and get started today — brining can take up to 24 hours before roasting for turkeys 20 pounds or more.
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You can do a lot in 24 hours.
It’s not what happens that matters; it’s what we do with what happens to us
A couple of stories I heard this weekend reminded me again of the importance of attitude.
A long time coming
Vonda Lockhart never dreamed she’d be beginning again at 48. A mother of four (two boys, two girls), her oldest was headed to graduate school when the family equivalent of a bomb dropped — with d-i-v-o-r-c-e printed across its side. She had been a Mrs., a part of a unit, for 24 years.
Back to the Future:
The life of a health care administrator can be surprisingly nomadic.
Greenbrier Valley Theatre — Carnegie Hall — Greenbrier Historical Society
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the statehood of West Virginia, Greenbrier Valley Theatre is partnering with Carnegie Hall and the Greenbrier Historical Society for a number of historical events for the week of the June 20 anniversary date.
NEW AT NRCTC
New River Community and Technical College is still accepting applications for the new two-semester Certificate in Applied Science in Esthetics program that will begin in the fall semester
New River Community and Technical College
New River Community and Technical College will showcase the technical training programs offered at the Advanced Technology Center in Ghent at a series of open houses this summer.
Overlooking obvious can rob the world of unique treasures
Advertising sales representatives are taught to focus on the USP — the unique selling point of a product.
West Virginia Christian Youth Camp expands services offered
West Virginia Christian Youth Camp is a small non-profit organization dedicated to providing young people with a wholesome program of Bible study, spiritual growth and personal enrichment in a Christian environment.
Growing our own
There was a time when children grew up to follow in the footsteps of their parents and grandparents. A farmer’s son became a farmer. A grocer’s son became a grocer.
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