You can manage Christmas almost entirely via YouTube, and do the same with Super Bowl (or other occasion) chili recipes. But the mother of all multiple-prepared-dishes holidays is Thanksgiving. Can you get at that via YouTube? Of course. In fact, I used this plan of attack last Thanksgiving in Minneapolis when my parents came to visit my wife and I. So if you have a limited base of cooking/prep knowledge, come along. This is a doable plan.
This is the cornerstone for most people. The entire process on a turkey is typically 8-12 hours or more, and I doubt anyone wants to watch a YouTube that long. But … there are still tutorials.
There’s even one with Gordon Ramsay:
And here’s one from the aptly-named Easy Cook Videos:
Big thing for a lot of other people. (My dad is huge on this shit, and thinks his mashed potatoes are the best in all the land, which I suppose every father north of 60 has believed at one point in their lives.)
I actually had this at a work Thanksgiving event a few weeks ago. I’ve never really had it at family gatherings, but it was pretty blockbuster at the work event, so I decided to include one here.
Green Beans and Almonds
Generalized Look At Side Dishes
I’ve actually been tasked with making this tomorrow, so … I should probably give a rip through these videos.
How To Carve A Turkey
Last year was either my first or second turkey (I can’t remember), but it was definitely the first time I had the potential option of carving a turkey. We were ripping through YouTube on Apple TV to try and figure out what to do. Here’s a few options.
The Overall Meaning
This was literally not possible even about a little over a decade ago — you needed to have cookbooks, or wise-old wisdom in the form of older generations, or newspaper clippings, or things along those lines. You couldn’t turn to the Internet and cull together 10-12 different options for dishes and preparation styles.
What Did I Miss?
Any dishes you like or Thanksgiving-related videos you rely on?