Sautéing is a great cooking method to use for cooking green beans fresh from the garden. Blanching the beans before sautéing will produce beans that are bright green, enhancing the appearance of the finished dish.
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There are many recipes available for making gravy but you will find that most use the turkey drippings, browned pieces from the bottom of the roasting pan, and a small amount of fat to give it great flavor and color.
Allow ½ pound of raw, whole potatoes per person when preparing mashed potatoes.
Prior to boiling, cut potatoes into even pieces to ensure even cooking.
A few drops of vinegar added to the water when boiling potatoes will help maintain their white color.