Last minute recipes for kitchen disasters and turkey prep

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Need some last minute recipes to help avoid a kitchen disaster or help with that turkey? Melanie Kendall gets some tips from Winn-Dixie during the Thanksgiving morning edition of Good Day! Tune in at 5 AM!

Orange Glazed Baby Carrots â" Serves 4

2 cups of packaged peeled fresh baby carrots
1 tablespoon of butter
2 tablespoons of orange marmalade

Cook carrots for about 5 minutes in boiling water
Drain the carrots and put back in saucepan
Add butter and orange marmalade
Continue to cook and stir for 2-3 minutes over medium heat

French-style Green Beans â" Serves 6-8 (recipe works with brussel sprouts, spinach, cauliflower or broccoli)
16 ounce package of frozen, French-style green beans
2 tablespoons water
Drizzle of olive oil or melted butter
Possible Toppings (depending on what you have available or the time)
4 ounces Parmesan cheese, shredded OR
1/4 cup slivered or slice almonds OR
1/2 red pepper, sliced and sautÃed in oil OR
1/2 onion sliced and caramelized in butter

Put green beans in a bowl with water
Cover and microwave on high until cooked (about 7-10 minutes), stirring once
Once green beans are cooked to your preferred tenderness, drizzle with butter or oil
Sprinkle with one or more toppings

Mashed Potatoes in the Microwave â" Serves 4-6
4 medium Russet, Yokun gold or white potatoes or 6 â" 8 Red potatoes
Milk (taste)
Butter (taste)


Wash potatoes (peel if you prefer)
Microwave whole potatoes on high for 8 minutes
Mash and add milk and butter taste

Unexpected dietary restrictions?
Set some mashed potatoes aside
DonÊ 1/4t add milk or butter, but flavor with herbs and spices like rosemary, fresh basil and minced garlic
This works for vegetarians, vegan and gluten-free guests

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