New technology to make your Thanksgiving meal prep easier

A turkey about to go into the oven. (NBC News Channel)

(NBC News) New high-tech help is available in the kitchen this Thanksgiving.

Alexa, part of Amazon's Echo smart home devices can act as hands-free assistant.

Alexa can set timers, answer questions and even link to smart appliances.

If cooking the turkey still stresses you out, a sous vide machine like the Joule might help. Set it from your smart phone and an alert will tell you it's ready.

The submersion method keeps turkey juicy at a consistent temperature.

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