SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Everyone knows by now that Thanksgiving will look very different this year. Kitchen A La Mode’s Cat Fisher says there are many ways to make your smaller celebration just as special. 

“We have many items to help with creative ways to do individual servings,” said Fisher, so that fewer hands are touching a communal bowl or serving spoon. Ramekins can be filled with servings of stuffing or sweet potatoes, and instead of cake try cupcakes made in reusable silicone liners. 

“For many, it will be their first time making Thanksgiving dinner,” noted Fisher, “as they usually go to a larger family celebration.” All the basics to help with dinner can be found at Kitchen A La Mode, such as meat thermometers, brining bags, turkey lifters, basting brushes and basters.

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Getting ready for Thanksgiving with Kitchen A La Mode can also be safer for your fingers. “It’s commonly misunderstood that the most dangerous item in your kitchen is a sharp knife — it’s really a dull knife. You start pushing harder because of it and you’re more likely to slip and cut yourself. So make sure that your knives are nice and sharp.” To that end, Kitchen A La Mode offers overnight turnaround on knife sharpening services. 

Fisher will also have a booth set up at this Saturday’s vendor event at the Yale Corner of Springfield Ave. in Maplewood from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will have sharpening while you wait. The last day to bring in knives to be ready for Thanksgiving will be Tuesday, Nov. 23.



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