2. Fat separator jug
Homemade gravy is so much tastier and healthier than store bought. While it can seem daunting to make, it is in fact very easy. But there is one tool you will need. A fat separator jug. You put your meat juices in the jug and let it sit for a few minutes. The fat will all settle on the top, and the beautiful meat juices will stay on the bottom. This particular Fat/Gravy Separator drains from a hole in the bottom which is opened by squeezing a lever in the handle. It means you can drain all the juices out without getting any of the fat in your gravy.
The one rule I have for myself at Thanksgiving dinner is that I must fill half my plate with salad and vegetables. It helps me avoid that button-popping stuffed feeling that comes after eating too many bread products and creamy side dishes. To make sure I can follow my rule, I always take a salad and a vegetable side as my contributions to the friendsgiving potluck that we attend every year. This gorgeous acacia Salad Bowl with Servers is a beautiful way to serve some healthy greens as an antidote to the creamy, rich dishes that are so often found at Thanksgiving meals.
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