Turkey Essentials

Thanksgiving is one of the best times of the year to spend catching up with loved ones over an  annual feast. Food is as much a part of the celebration as anything else, which is why the Panoramic Properties’ blog team has put together a Turkey Essentials list for our readers.


Roasting pan


After the turkey has been cleaned and is ready to be cooked, it’ll need a pan to sit in for roasting. The inexpensive option would be to place it in a disposable aluminum pan on a baking sheet so that it is sturdy. If you are ready to make the culinary commitment, you can go all out and buy a turkey-roasting pan from the local Wal-Mart (7481 Oakwood Drive) which is a little over three kilometres from our Robinson Street (5556 Robinson Street) community.




thermometer is one of the things that are essential to cooking a turkey; it will tell you when the bird is cooked and ready to be eaten. Insert it into the thickest part of the thigh and leg area of the meat without touching the bone. Once the temperature has reached between 170° to 175° then it is time to come out of the oven.




Basting consists of cooking the turkey with its own juices or other sauces or marinades. While the meat is cooking, you would periodically coat the bird with the juice in order for it to become flavourful and to stay juicy. Our featured Pell Street (8083 Pell Street) community is located less than 15 minutes away from Benix (7555 Montrose Rd) which carries basters, thermometers and other home and kitchen products.


Carving tools


Once the big bird is cooked and ready to be served, it needs a place to rest. A wooden carving board like this one is a great place to let the turkey rest, especially since it has a grooves to collect juices.  For slicing, a carving set that comes with a knife and a matching fork are two essential tools needed to ensure a seamless process.


Spend thanksgiving in your new apartment this year! Panoramic Properties manages apartments as well as townhouses in Niagara Falls. To learn more about our rental communities, click here.