Quick fixes for Thanksgiving dinner kitchen disasters

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Quick Fixes for Thanksgiving Dinner Kitchen Disasters

It's Thanksgiving turkey time! But what if yours is still frozen? Or the gravy is lumpy? And the mashed potatoes are gluey? Don't panic! While you may think you have a Thanksgiving day kitchen disaster on your hands, most problems have easy fixes.

For example, let's say your uncooked turkey is still frozen Thanksgiving morning. Just fill the kitchen sink with cold water, and place the turkey in, breast down, and change the water every half hour. It will take one half hour per pound to thaw, so make sure you get a head start.

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If your turkey is burnt when you take it out of the oven for dinner, just remove all of the burnt parts, slice it up, and serve. It may not be the most traditional presentation, but it still works!

If the gravy you're putting on your turkey is lumpy, strain it through a sieve, or put some elbow grease in there and blend it until it's smooth by adding stock to the sauce.

Gluey potatoes? Jazz them up with bread crumbs, butter, herbs and parmesan cheese, and then bake until the crumbs are golden brown.

And if the pumpkin pie has a crack in the center, just put some whipped cream on that bad boy to make the crater less noticeable. (And if you're the only one in your family who likes pumpkin pie, add as much as you want!)

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