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Thanksgiving Haitian Turkey Recipe

Marinate the turkey in a large vessel and pound garlic with a pinch of salt, 5 sprigs thyme, 5 sprigs parsley and oregano in a pounder or food processor. Transfer them to a bowl to add 1 tablespoon vinegar, lemon juice and 2 teaspoons water. Keep them aside.

Peeled cloves garlic 8 numbers
Salt to taste
Sprigs flat- parsley leaf- 8
Sprigs thyme- 8
Sprigs oregano- 2
Fresh lemon juice-1 cup
Apple cider vinegar- 2 tablespoons
Brined or Kosher turkey, trimmed of skin and excess fat, neck and giblets reserved, well rinsed, -- 20 pounds
Limes halved- 6 number
Adobo-- 2 tablespoons
Black pepper freshly ground
Finely chopped ham --1/3 cup
Scotch bonnet peppers, diced-- 2
Sweet small peppers known as cachuchas or Ajicitos Dulces-- 8
Cubanelle pepper, seeded and cut into 1/3-inch dice-- 1 large
Finely chopped Red onion --1/2 cup
Manzanilla olives with pimento, finely chopped-- 1/4 cup
Finely chopped Capers-- 20
Dry Red wine-- 1 bottle
Ground Achiote-- 1 teaspoon
Tomato paste-- 6 ounces
Extra Virgin Olive Oil-- 2 tablespoons
Chicken stock or broth-- 2 cups
Peeled and thinly sliced Red Onion-- 1/2
Red Bell Pepper thinly sliced-- 1/2

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Dealing with Difficult Relatives during the Holidays

Extended family relations around the holidays can become an occasion for unpleasant interactions.

Social gatherings for Thanksgiving, holiday parties, Christmas and New Year's Day dinners, can force you into uncomfortable face-offs with some members of the family. Here are some guidelines to help you deal with annoying--sometimes to the extreme--relatives.

• Be polite and respectful. Remind yourself this is the only occasion you need to see them on. You can pleasantly tolerate their presence for a few short hours.

• If you find it impossible to have a pleasant conversation, avoid them. Make your hellos and goodbyes civil though.

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Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

Anyone, who has hosted Thanksgiving dinner, knows it is a mammoth undertaking.

To reduce the strain of preparing and cleaning up your Thanksgiving meal, here are guidelines to help you.

Delegate responsibilities. Defrosting, washing, stuffing, roasting, and carving the turkey is a large task. Ask invitees to bring side dishes. This could include mashed potatoes, yams, home-made cranberry sauce, and green-bean casserole (yuck!). Assign someone the task of making and baking holiday pies. Ask someone else to bring a few pre-meal snacks.

Organize a cleaning brigade. Get people scraping down dishes and discarding scraps into the green recycle bin. Instruct them to put all plastic, glass, aluminum, and paper packaging into the blue bin. Have each person perform a task in handling the dishwashing duties. Assign roles of washer, rinser, wiper, and storer.

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