Help My Turkey!

Pittsburgh, Nov. 19, 2004 - While the turkey may be the most memorable item at the Thanksgiving feast, it's also the most difficult to prepare correctly. With that in mind, the Canned Food Alliance (CFA) offers www.helpmyturkey.com, a website fill of preparation tops, recipes, side dis and leftover suggestions, and www.mealtime.org, a website complete with nutritions, easy-to-prepare recipes, as resources for surviving Thanksgiving.

Timing is everything when preparing a Thanksgiving feast, so the time saving tips and advice, courtesy of Andy Schloss, author of numerous cookbooks, are formatted to take the mystery, and the work, out of preparing a nutritious and easy-to-make Thanksgiving dinner.

Helpmyturkey.com to the Rescue

Visitors to Helpmyturkey.com can choose from a variety of resources to take the stress out of creating a memorable Thanksgiving feast including:

Turkey Tips provides visitors with tips on thawing, cooking, stuffing and carving a juicy, golden Thanksgiving turkey for family and friends.

For meal ideas long after the Thanksgiving feast is over, Turkey 911 offers ways to turn leftover turkey and side dishes into quick, creative meals such as Smoked Turkey Meatloaf, Sweet and Sour Turkey Meatballs and Creole Turkey Salad.

To create a turkey with all of the trimmings, Side Item Ideas provides recipes for creating a wide range of dressings, from Apple Bread Stuffing to Crab and Cornbread Stuffing.

Timing is Everything

Another valuable resource for creating nutritious, easy-to-prepare recipes for Thanksgiving, and year-round as well, is Mealtime.org, courtesy of the Canned Food Alliance (CFA). The Web site features "A Thanksgiving Feast", a page to show visitors how to prepare a Thanksgiving feast in the time it takes to roast a turkey about three hours. All advice is courtesy of Andy Schloss, author of numerous books, including his latest "Almost From Scratch."

In addition to timesaving tips and Thanksgiving recipes, visitors to Mealtime.org have a chance to win a $2,500 grocery store shopping spree just in time for the holidays. The MealPoints Challenge gives visitors the opportunity to earn points and become eligible for prizes simply by doing the things they enjoy. The more points earned, the more chances participants have to win prizes, including a $2,500 grand-prize shopping spree, four $500 gift certificates and 10 copies of Jacques Pepin's "Fast Food My Way".

The Canned Food Alliance is a partnership of the American Iron and Steel Institute's Steel Packaging Council, the Can Manufacturers Institute, selected food processors and affiliate members. The primary mission of the Canned Food Alliance is to serve as a resource for information on the nutrition, convenience, contemporary appeal, and versatility of canned food.

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