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November 20, 1996|By Karol V. Menzie

Look forward to leftovers

It's not too soon to start thinking about what you'll do with all that leftover turkey this holiday season. Campbell's Soup comes to the rescue with a toll-free number offering post-feast meal ideas, including chicken divan (pictured). The line operates from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Dec. 1. Call (888) 4-LEFTOVER.

Help on all aspects of preparing the holiday meal is always available from the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, which expects its 2 millionth caller this year. (That caller will win a holiday meal and a trip for two to Williamsburg, Va.) The line operates 24 hours, toll-free from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Nov. 27, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 23-24, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 29 to Dec. 32. Call (800) 323-4848.

Vegetarian's strategy

It's OK, really, to be a vegetarian at Thanksgiving. If you're agonizing over a possible family battle when you announce your preference for meatless meals, take some tips from this month's Vegetarian Times magazine: If your family communicates well, simply tell them. If communication lines are tangled, tell a sibling. Consider timing: If you announce it as everyone's sitting down to eat, you may cause a panic. Explain your preference in a low-key way. Don't preach, and resign yourself to taking some teasing.

Safe eating

More people are relying on prepared foods for the holidays, but it's still important to follow the same food-safety rules as if the meal were prepared in your kitchen. For a copy of a free booklet on serving food safely, call (800) 266-5762 for "Chef CookSmart's Guide to Safe Food Handling and Preparation," from the Industry Council on Food Safety.

Baking tips

Did you know that 30 percent of holiday cookie bakers are men? That's from a survey by Land O'Lakes, which offers all bakers tips, recipes and advice on its Land O'Lakes Holiday Bakeline at (800) 782-9606. The line operates 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Dec. 24.

Pub Date: 11/20/96


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