Thanksgiving Saturday

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Thanksgiving Saturday
Saturday, Nov. 19, WGBH 2

Days before the traditional feast, WGBH 2 presents a day of programming that will help you create a delicious Thanksgiving. Guiding you from defrosting to dessert, culinary experts cover the whole table: rolls, stuffing, mashed potatoes, squash, gravy, the perfect pumpkin pie and, of course, turkey.

11:30am: Sara’s Weeknight Meals: Thanksgiving 101
How to buy, defrost, brine, and roast a turkey. Also, common Thanksgiving dinner mistakes; a one-size-fits-all stuffing; a wine-infused gravy; and how to keep and reheat mashed potatoes.

12:30pm: America's Test Kitchen: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving
Our roast turkey technique guarantees moist, flavorful meat and bronzed skin — a true holiday table centerpiece. Finish the meal with a slice of our perfect pumpkin pie.

2:30pm: America's Test Kitchen: Thanksgiving Turkey
We read up on American cookery to rescue a rare bird from the brink of extinction: the holiday turkey that has it all. Along the way, we share some pointers about stuffing.

3pm: Cook's Country: Fail-Safe Thanksgiving
An old-fashioned roast turkey with gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, and dinner rolls are prepared.

3:30pm: Cook's Country: Autumn Desserts
Bridget reveals the secrets to the ultimate apple dumplings. Chris makes old-fashioned pecan pie.

4pm: Heirloom Meals’ Thanksgiving Special
Family recipes are shared. Included: cranberry-stuffed acorn squash; Brazilian cheese rolls; chipotle-spiced pumpkin pie; roast turkey; and wine recommendations for a Thanksgiving table. Host: Carole Murko.

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