Covid-19 has created a problem for everyone in Wylie, Texas, in regards to the holidays this year. Should we gather with family and friends and risk contracting the virus or stay at home and miss out on all the traditions we love? This is the year to create new traditions by staying home in your Seventy8 & Westgate apartment to celebrate Thanksgiving with a wonderful meal followed by online Black Friday shopping.
Cooking Tips and Recipes
This is the year to go all out with a decadent Southern Thanksgiving dinner with a deep-fried turkey, Southern-style dressing, and sweet potato casserole. A deep-fried turkey is a Southern tradition in many states. Make your cornbread for the dressing in a cast-iron skillet to give it that authentic Southern taste. Brown sugar and pecans contrast deliciously with the sweet potatoes. Revise the recipe to fit your household size, and you'll be good to go. Just remember to make enough for leftovers so you can be feasting and celebrating at home over the long holiday weekend.
Safety In the Kitchen
It's always important to play it safe in the kitchen, but especially now when we all need to avoid trips to the hospital. One of the first safety measures in deep frying a turkey is to move everything outside of the kitchen. Be sure to keep the fryer away from any wooden structure, especially decks and trees. If you are incorporating little ones into the cooking, be sure to educate them on the proper way to carry kitchen tools and to stay away from hot surfaces.
Online Black Friday Shopping
While there are many retailers around Seventy8 & Westgate this year, it is safer to cuddle up in a blanket and do your shopping from the comfort of your couch. Rick's Home Store features rustic gifts for the home for the Western lover in your life. Galleria Dallas has a store to please even the pickiest person on your list.
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, but a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration will brighten your spirits. You won't even have to leave home to do so. Just prepare your meal with some delicious new recipes and tackle that holiday shopping from your apartment.