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Countdown to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Eve: What you should be prepping 1 day out 

 

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We are one day away from the big Turkey day! Do you have everything ready to go? Are you frantically running around wondering what needs to be done today? Here’s a few things you should be prepping one day out from Thanksgiving!

-Today is the day to start making any sides that will reheat well, like casseroles.

-Start chopping and prepping for garnishes, toppings, salad greens and stuffing ingredients.

-If your stuffing recipe calls for stale bread, cut the bread now and set the cubes on a baking sheet to dry out.

-You can also bake your pies, so they have time to cool overnight before serving.

-Finish all your baking and store it in the fridge or on the counter over night

-Set the table

-Complete light housecleaning

What other tips and tricks do you use to prep the day before thanksgiving?

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New Market Choice for Downtown|Recommended Daily

Howard’s is coming to the crossroads! 
Check out this article on Recommended Daily for all the details! 
http://www.recommendeddaily.co/howards-grocery-and-cafe-is-coming-to-oak-street

Friend That Cooks personal chefs in Wichita and Kansas City offer weekly meal prep for families with busy schedules, food allergies or special diets. Learn more at http://www.friendthatcooks.com.

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Try Pyrex glass dishes for meal prep | Brandon at FTC

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Pyrex 3-cup glass storage container with lid

One of my customers recently purchased 30 Pyrex rectangular 3-cup glass storage dishes to put their weekly meal prep individual meals into. I like them. They are a great size container for an individual meal portion, and unlike the plastic containers we usually use, they can go straight from the refrigerator into the microwave or the oven. That makes it easier for the family and cuts down on dishes to wash. I usually prepare 24 meal portions for them and the extra dishes provide storage for extra sides or sauces that go with the meals.

If you are currently having your meal prep portioned into individual containers, I suggest going to the Pyrex site and investing in some glass containers. I’m providing a link to their website and they are currently on sale for $3.24 apiece. They are regularly $6.49.

Friend That Cooks personal chefs in Kansas City and Wichita offer weekly meal prep for families with busy schedules, food allergies and dietary restrictions. We will shop, cook, clean up and leave your refrigerator stocked with healthy, delicious meals to reheat.

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Blackened tilapia and citrus beans ¦ Friend That Cooks Blog

Blackened and pan seared tilapia with roasted brussel sprouts and citrus baby Lima beans and blackeyed peas. Healthy meals for busy family schedules, food allergies and dietary restrictions. Prepared by talented personal chefs in Kansas City and Wichita from www.friendthatcooks.com.

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Win a cooking party for 8 from Friend That Cooks | Tanganyika Wildlife Park Twilight Tour fundraiser

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Friend That Cooks has donated a cooking party for 8 people to the Tanganyika Wildlife Park Twilight Tour fundraiser event this Saturday the 11th! Chef Laura Sterling is going to be showing the winning bidders how to make 4 incredible dinner courses while they hang out, ask questions and drink wine! Now THAT’S a party! Get more details about the fundraiser in Wichita here.

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What happened to the rest of Rex Ryan?

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Rex Ryan looks more like Tim Tebow than Rex Ryan nowadays

Way to go Rex Ryan. I’ve seen first hand how much lap band surgery can do for people who struggle with their weight. Rex Ryan looks like a completely different person nowadays. Best wishes to all those I met at the Malley Surgical Center lap band support group. I hope your journies are as successful as Rex Ryan’s.

Lap band helps Rex Ryan look more like Tim Tebow

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Turkey stuffed peppers pic

Southwest seasoned ground turkey and rice with queso fresco cheese stuffed into sweet bell peppers and roasted with fresh tomato sauce with cumin. Served with roasted brussel sprouts and black eyed pea and coriander salad.

Healthy meals with Weekly Meal Prep from personal chefs at www.friendthatcooks.com

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Crab stuffed salmon pic

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Crab stuffed salmon

Crab claw meat with bay seasoning, chopped onion, garlic and other spices stuffed into wild caught salmon and broiled. Served with steamed asparagus and saffron cous cous with sundried tomatoes.

Healthy meals with Weekly Meal Prep from personal chefs at www.friendthatcooks.com

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Greek chicken flatbread sandwich pic

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Greek chicken flatbread sandwich pic

Zatar seasoning crusted chicken sauteed in olive oil and sliced, served with cherry tomato tzatziki salad, rice pilaf and soft homemade flatbread. Healthy, delicious and available for any special diet restrictions in Kansas City or Wichita. Weekly Meal Prep from www.friendthatcooks.com

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Mendolia's sausage stuffed chicken pic

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Mendolia's sausage stuffed chicken pic

Fresh breast of chicken stuffed with Kansas City favorite Mendolia’s spicy Italian sausage, rolled in bread crumbs, browned in olive oil and roasted. It’s served on scratch made tomato sauce (that’s “scratch made” from raw tomatoes, not a can) with steamed broccoli and rice pilaf.

www.friendthatcooks.com