What the Thanksgiving Cook Nibbled
When it comes to Thanksgiving calorie consumption, our bet is that the cook takes the cake. Realizing we are partly to blame—after all, we did rank "Not Tasting as You Go Along" number one on our list of Most Common Cooking Mistakes—we give you this fun calorie count to show just how quickly a nibble here and a sip there can add up.
Stack the cake layers and mix the frosting. Lick spatula...
Brown bacon for gratin. You're working hard—you deserve a slice...
Toast bread cubes for stuffing. Need to keep energy up, so take opportunity to carbo-load...
Whip heavy cream for pumpkin pie. Wonder if it's sweet enough? Good cooks taste as they go...
Pull beautiful bird from the oven. Before tenting with foil and letting meat rest, pry off juicy chunk of thigh meat (with skin, of course) when no one is looking...
While blanching green beans, realize you're probably short on the day's recommended vegetable servings...
As you prep topping for sweet potato casserole, 6 mini marshmallows "accidentally fall on the floor..."
The roasted Brussels sprouts are done. Still short on veggies...
1:28 PM - 1:30 PM
And everything is ready...
768 Total Calories
Now on to the meal...