Creative hobbies relieve stress, less stress leads to higher productivity. Whether it’s rebuilding an old car or cooking during the holidays, the impact it can have on your work life might surprise you. Some of our best business ideas might pop up when we’re in the kitchen, in a totally different frame of mind.
Each year, on the fourth Thursday in November, we gather for a day of feasting, football, and family. Today’s Thanksgiving celebrations would likely be unrecognizable to attendees of the original 1621 harvest meal. With that said, Thanksgiving continues to be a day for Americans to come together around the table.
You have football games planed, family is on the way, and you’re set on going with a traditional roasted bird. Well… maybe you should look into a creative method for cooking your turkey. There are a lot of challenges in creative cooking and these challenges can build character. Here are some ideas to help your creative muscles flex.
Pancetta-Wrapped: Texas bacon- bold, delicious, super moist and savory.
Braised: (cordless crock-pot cooking) ensures moisture in the meat,
Deep-fried: a Southern tradition that’s biggest challenge involves not burn the house down or sending anyone to the ER.
Grilled: the crisp smokiness of grilled turkey beats the oven and gives a reason to be outside enjoying drinks.
Manischewitz-Brined : cooked in Concord Grape Wine. This method will produce a bright purple turkey.
Smoked: slow, indirect heat using special types of wood will infuse different flavors to the bird.
Beer Can: the beer-can stand ensures evenly cooked meat and the evaporating beer keeps your bird moist.
Spatchcocked: involves butterflying the bird, removing the spine, and splaying it flat.
Stuffed with other birds: best know as Turducken, the delicate culinary concoction of a chicken, inside of a duck, inside a turkey…
If you often question, do I have a creative bone in my body? The answer is YES. Creative activities like cooking during the holidays, serve as a means to learn more about our individual strengths and weaknesses. Remember, there are a million-and-a-half recipes, and a million-and-one ways to prepare your culinary concoction. Be creative, flex yourself, and you just might find a part of you that never existed. Have a Safe & Happy Thanksgiving.