Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Five Ways to Save Major Energy While Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner

If you'll be slaving over a hot stove all day, you can also reduce the amount of energy you use while cooking. So gather the whole family in the kitchen, get ready to make an eco-friendly turkey feast and follow these five tips. Your dinner may not be low-effort, but at least it will consume less energy!

1. Keep the Oven Door Shut

It's hard to resist cracking the oven to check the status of a roasting bird that's filling your kitchen with such wonderful aromas. But doing so causes the oven to drop its temperature, meaning it will require even more energy to stay constant. Resist opening that door! Instead of, turn on the oven light and monitor items through the window.

2. Stuff the Oven

Pies, potatoes, vegetables, and turkey all need to roasted or baked. Whenever possible, put several dishes in the oven at once, which can cut down on the amount of time the oven stays on throughout the day.
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