Extension website offers Thanksgiving meal prep tips

Use a thermometer to assure your turkey is safely done
Use a thermometer to assure your turkey is safely done

During the coming holidays, thoughts turn to family, food, and finding enough time to fit everything in.

Food safety may take a back seat as we take short cuts, prepare foods ahead, cook late into the night, and host numerous holiday feasts.

Before you roast the turkey, set up the buffet, or start making holiday goodies, check the resources offered by UNL Extension’s Food, Nutrition and Health Team at http://food.unl.edu/web/safety/thanksgiving-food-prep

Whether you want to know how to thaw, safely stuff, or roast a turkey, you’ll find answers here. In addition, there are directions for preparing meats other than turkey.

We also can advise you if you’re traveling with Thanksgiving foods or would like to roast your turkey the day before serving it.

Included are tips and some recipes to help you give new life to turkey leftovers.

There are even links to Thanksgiving games, coloring pages, and jokes to keep the kids busy while you're waiting for dinner to get done.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/3sb