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Thanksgiving is EASY Part 1: General Rules and Turkey

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Remember that tear-jerking story-song, Rocky?

She said, "Rocky, I never cooked Thanksgiving before, don't know if I can do it... but if you'll let me lean on you, and take my hand, I might get through it..."

Thanksgiving is actually much easier than a lot of dinners I've cooked. It's one of the easiest. People just become intimidated by the sheer size of everything, and the fear of being judged. Just think of it as cooking a giant chicken. Gone are the days where you have to get up a hundred times all night to baste the turkeys. Overcooking turkeys dried them out. Don't let the charts and graphs freak you out. They are there for reference. And remember, everyone at the table is just so relieved they didn't have to cook, you can get away with murder.

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