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Prep Your Kitchen for A Green Thanksgiving

COMMUNITY CENTERGreen Homes & BusinessesNov 20, 2012Brianna Venner

Author: Brianna Venner

A big part of Thanksgiving prep is the plan of attack.  How am I going to hit this grocery store in the most efficient way possible?  How do I schedule it so the right sides are cooking at the right time?  You may even have a plan for facing the infamous diet shattering buffet line.  I thought I’d provide some quick tips for prepping your kitchen for the invasion, albeit a joyous one, of friends and relatives and help you keep your green goals during the holidays:

  1. Make sure your kitchen recycle bin is empty or find a box and clearly mark it so guests will know where things go.
  2. Put your sink strainer in the drain, poised and ready to catch food scraps before the chopping and peeling begins.  This will help minimize the need to use your garbage disposal.
  3. Place an empty can near the stove top so you won’t forget to can the grease rather than sending it down the drain.
  4. Set the kiddos to work on this natural place setting.  Cloth napkins are a great way to go green and you can use them all year.  The ribbon can be used to tie up presents next month!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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