By Miriam Raftery
November 22, 2021 (San Diego) – With SDG&E warning over 28,000 customers in 38 communities of possible power outages Thursday through Saturday due to high fire danger, how can you salvage Thanksgiving dinner plans with your family? Here are a few ideas:
1. Cook your turkey and side dishes on Wednesday. You can serve sliced turkey and sides cold, or cook or reheat on a covered camp stove on your patio outdoors, but keep a water bucket handy if you cook on any open flame.
2. Barbecue the bird! If you have a rotisserie or smoker, you can cook the whole turkey outdoors. Or carve it into slices and cook the [pieces on your gas-powered or charcoal-fired barbecue.
3.. Plan a picnic outside with side dishes that can be served cold. How about a yam potato salad instead of baked yams? Or a balsamic green bean salad instead of green bean casserole? Opt for smoked turkey slices with pre-chilled cranberry-orange sauce or other embellishments.
4. Consider ditching traditional turkey for smoked salmon or a gourmet charcuterie board instead.