Oh No, Not DRY Turkey!

Dear Joel,

My daughter-in-law is a terrible cook. She announced that she wants to do Thanksgiving this year, and we all just looked at each other. So how do we tell her we only need one turkey in the kitchen?


Have an early Thanksgiving! Schedule a dry run for late October or early November and tell her that good cooks practice just like athletes. Maybe when she sees how much work goes into it, she’ll change her mind. If not, ask everyone to share a recipe to help her out. Maybe they can even bring a dish since it will be her first time.

Thanks for writing,

  Joel Markel

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