- Made of earthenware
- Perfect for Thanksgiving decor
- Hand wash
Thanksgiving Kitchen Accessories
Prepping for a Thanksgiving feast? The kitchen is where the magic happens. And as every good magician - and cook - knows, it's hard to make magic without the proper assistants. So before you roll up your sleeves and get intimate with that turkey, stock up on Thanksgiving kitchen accessories because it's time to get cooking - after all, that bird isn't going to baste itself.
Timing is Everything
Eyeballing your cooking might work for a meal any other Thursday, but on Thanksgiving, not using a timer is akin to playing Russian roulette with your meal. Not something we'd advise unless you're looking to end up at Denny's on the big day. Add some fun into your cooking process with a Bobble Head Turkey Timer, which will let you hear and see when your time is up, making this unique timer easy to distinguish from all the other ones you'll likely have running. And while a Turkey Timer works well for potatoes, stuffing, casseroles, and other side dishes, it's still a good idea to use a meat thermometer, popup timer, or oven probe timer to test the internal temperature of your turkey before carving.
A turkey baster may seem like one of those Thanksgiving kitchen accessories that isn't exactly "essential," but if that's what you think you're in for a big surprise. A turkey baster is key to keeping your turkey moist and juicy so you're not serving your dinner guests a fowl, dried-out bird. Use your baster to keep your turkey bathed either its own juices or a marinade while it cooks. Trust us, your baster may mean the difference between guests going back for seconds or not even cleaning their first plate.
Big Bird, Little Bird
From the biggest bird to the smallest foul, no detail is too small to make a difference in your Thanksgiving meal. And there's nothing more fitting (or adorable) than harvest turkey salt-and-pepper shakers. Set these miniature earthenware birds on the table so hungry guests can add a little flavor to their turkey, mashed potatoes, and any other delicacies you've slaved over. (Even though we all know there's no chance they'd need to alter your Martha-Stewart worthy meal.) If you'll be having a large gathering with more than one table - or just relegating the kids to their own special section - think about investing in more than one set of salt-and-pepper shakers so your turkeys won't have to waddle back and forth.