Let AI plan the perfect Thanksgiving meal

Let AI plan the perfect Thanksgiving meal

A survey by Statista shows that the preferred time to eat on Thanksgiving is between 1 and 3 p.m. AI can help you stay on schedule.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — 2 Wants To Know asked artificial intelligence to help plan the perfect Thanksgiving. Here is the shopping list, recipes, and schedules created by Chat GPT for a Thanksgiving meal for 7 people at 3 p.m.:

• potato
• sweet potato
• green beans
• soccer
• carrot
• Celery
• onion
• garlic
• Cranberries
• apples
• Pumpkin (if making pumpkin pie)

Dairy:
• ghee
• Heavy cream
• Milk
• Cheese (for appetizer or cheese plate)

bakery:
• Dinner rolls or bread for filling
• Pie crusts (if not made from scratch)

Meat
: • Türkiye (calculate about 1.5 pounds per person)
• Bacon (for Brussels sprouts or other dishes)

Store:
• precise
• Chicken or turkey broth
• olive oil
• canola oil
• Spices: salt, pepper, sage, thyme, rosemary, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves.

Canned goods:
• Cranberry sauce
• Pumpkin puree (if making pumpkin pie)
• Chicken or turkey broth (optional)

diverse:
• Aluminum foil
• Cooking twine
• Roasting pan
• Thermometer

Roast turkey: Follow the instructions on the turkey package for cooking times and temperatures. You can season it with a mixture of salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary, and sage.
Mashed Potatoes: Boil peeled and cubed potatoes until tender. Mash it with butter, milk, salt and pepper.
Sweet Potato Casserole: Mix mashed sweet potatoes with brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg and top with a pecan chunk.
Almond Green Beans: Boil green beans and sauté them with butter and sliced ​​almonds. Season with salt and pepper.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon: Fry Brussels sprouts halved with chopped bacon until crispy. Season with salt and pepper.
Filling: Saute onions, celery and garlic in butter. Combine with cubed bread, chicken broth, sage, thyme, salt and pepper.
Cranberry Sauce: Combine fresh cranberries, sugar, and orange zest in a saucepan. Simmer until the cranberries burst.
Gravy: Make a roux with butter and flour. Whisk in chicken or turkey broth until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Pumpkin Pie: Mix pumpkin puree with sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and eggs. Pour into pie crust and bake. Remember to adjust portions based on the number of guests and your preferences. Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal!

One week before Thanksgiving: • Plan your menu and prepare a detailed shopping list. • Check your kitchen supplies and make sure you have all the necessary equipment.

3-4 days before Thanksgiving: • Shop for non-perishable items and any ingredients that can be stored for a few days. • Prepare any dishes that can be prepared in advance and stored, such as cranberry sauce.

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Two days before Thanksgiving: • Shop for fresh produce, turkey, and any other perishable items. • Thaw the turkey in the refrigerator if it is frozen. • Prepare and cool any side dishes that can be prepared in advance.

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One day before Thanksgiving: • Thaw the turkey if desired. • Prepare any side dishes that can be partially cooked or prepared in advance. • Set the table and make sure you have all the necessary plates and serving utensils.

Thanksgiving Day (aim to eat at 3 p.m.):

• 8:00 a.m.: Start roasting the turkey. Plan on about 15 minutes per pound at 325°F (165°C). Make sure the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165°F (74°C).

• 10:30 a.m.: Prepare and cook side dishes that require baking or roasting. For example, bake a sweet potato casserole and Brussels sprouts with bacon. Keep dishes warm in the oven at a low temperature (about 200°F or 93°C).

• 11:30 a.m.: Start by boiling potatoes to make mashed potatoes. Meanwhile, fry the filling ingredients on the stove.

• 12:00 PM: Continue cooking side dishes like green beans and almonds on the stove.

• 12:30pm: Finish the mashed potatoes and leave them warm. Take any previously prepared dishes out of the refrigerator so they can come to room temperature before reheating.

• 1:00 pm: Remove the turkey from the oven, cover it with aluminum foil, and leave it to rest. This allows the juices to be redistributed.

• 1:30 p.m.: Reheat any previously prepared dishes in the oven, including stuffing, sweet potato casserole, and Brussels sprouts.

• 2:00 pm: Prepare the broth using turkey sauce. Turkey carving.

• 2:30 p.m.: Set all the dishes on the table for a beautiful Thanksgiving spread.

This schedule should help you prepare a delicious Thanksgiving meal at 3 p.m. Adjust timing as needed based on your cooking frequency and equipment. Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration!

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