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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