After a 2011 trip filled with turkey and Black Friday shopping, my parents are coming to visit Raleigh next week for their annual U.S. Thanksgiving vacation. Sure, Canada has its own festivities in October but there’s something different about the American celebration. A Thursday event, followed with three days of recovery and constant football has vaulted Thanksgiving to the top of my holiday list. Hopefully the food, sports and chasing around two little kids doesn’t kill my mom and dad; it might be too much excitement for them to handle.
In Rob Gordonesque-fashion, Doug and I came up with our top-5 tips for holiday food safety last year. To supplement the list we have updated the holiday food safety infosheets for 2012 and added a set of videos on thawing, turkey preparation, thermometer use and leftovers. These were recorded with fantastic cooking show host, and a not-too-shabby chef, NC State’s news services Matt Shipman. Check out the sheets and the video below.