Don’t Be A Hero and Other Tips For A Successful Thanksgiving Dinner

As wise men are oft to say, nothing beats planning and organization. Nowhere is this more true than with a Thanksgiving gathering. Throwing something together willy-nilly might work out, but you’re just rolling the dice. Let’s make a plan! Here are some tips for a successful Thanksgiving dinner, courtesy of the Shults family

First things first: the turkey. You have to know how big a turkey you need. Just to be safe, assume each guest consumes one pound of turkey and then overestimate a little. Having ten guests? Get a 15-pound turkey.

Next: thawing the bird. It takes a long time to thaw a turkey. According to the Huffington Post, the expert on all things domestic, it takes 24 hours per four pounds to thaw. It takes three days to thaw a 12-pound turkey!

Make a schedule for your cooking day and the two days before it. This may seem tedious but putting together a Thanksgiving dinner is a major undertaking. A schedule ensures that you have all of your materials and that you’ve set aside the appropriate amount of time to get everything done.

Here’s another thing: don’t be a hero. Ask for help! Create a group text and ask each guest to bring one dish. This way, you won’t end up with 50 deviled eggs.

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King Edition 2016 Ford Mustang GTs Make A Good Thing Even Better

Could the new 2016 Ford Mustang GT get any better? Leave it to Richard Petty to make it so. He and his famed speed shop, Petty’s Garage, have pulled out the big guns to modify 300 Mustang GTs, taking the level of performance superiority and overall refinement of these incredible pony cars to a whole new level.

Though it might be hard to imagine how the 2016 Ford Mustang could look any better, Petty and his team managed to pull off a number of fantastic appearance-enhancing modifications. The Mustang GTs feature a custom rear diffuser as well as a custom, center-mounted single exhaust. A rear spoiler and embroidered head restraints both add a nice touch of flavor.

Of course, most people are going to be interested in the performance modifications and they are exciting, to say the least. The speed shop takes a factory Mustang GT, with a stock 5.0-liter V8, and adds a supercharger. A new cold-air intake and Magnaflow exhaust helps things along quite nicely. The result is a finely tuned, well-oiled machine that delivers 670 horsepower.

According to Richard Petty himself, these King Edition 2016 Mustang GTs are exactly how he’d mod them. But what does he know? He only won the NASCAR championship seven times.

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