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Thanksgiving Helplines for Culinary Emergencies

Need some extra help with Thanksgiving Dinner? Click or call to get yourself out of turkey trouble, pie problems, or a cranberry crisis, Happy Thanksgiving!!

Is your turkey giving you some trouble? The cranberry sauce is in a crisis or your pie is being a pain? Help is available. Just click or dial in for holiday help!

Turkey

Butterball Turkey Talk Line
1-800-BUTTERBALL
Open all day on Thanksgiving.

Perdue Farms
1-800-473-7383

Reynolds Turkey Line
1-800-745-4000
Open 24 hours a day

Cranberry Sauce

Ocean Spray Consumer Help Line
1-800-662-3263

Pumpkin Pie

Libby’s Consumer Hot Line
1-800-854-0374

Baking Issues

Land O’ Lakes Holiday Bake Line
1-800-782-9606

Hershey’s Consumer Hot Line
1-800-468-1714

Crisco Pie Hotline
1-877-367-7438

Here is some other kitchen wisdom I have learned over the years:

1. A disposable roasting pan is your best friend. Pour out what you need to make gravy and just get rid of the rest.

2. Do not make something new when there is a time crunch. Stick with the tried and true. There are reasons why they are classics.

3.Have some jobs waiting that you feel comfortable delegating. People aren't asking because they don't want to help- let them give you a hand.

4. If anyone looks askance at a dish- put on your biggest and brighest smile and say "it's suppose to look like that". That should stop them in their tracks.

5. Try to remember this is Thanksgiving dinner. It is supposed to be a celebration of family, friends, and togetherness. Remember there are many people who don't have a home in which to celebrate this year so if the potatoes are a little lumpy or the cranberry sauce could be a bit sweeter it's okay. (Keep a pack of instant mashed potatoes and a can of cranberry suace in reserve. If you don't use them- donate them to food pantry who will put them to use!)

Best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving to you all from the Port Jefferson Free Library.

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