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November 21, 2013

NO ONE DIETS ON THANKSGIVING


What do you mean you intend to spend Thanksgiving alone
eating pancakes and drinking vodka martinis?  
 
 
Do you recall preparing your very first Thanksgiving dinner?
 A new bride and far from home.....just the two of you....
where is my mother when I need her?
 
 
 
How does it all come together? How do get your thoughts organized for the menu and all of the shopping? What about the turkey....do you brine, not brine, roast, smoke or fry?
 
If you're in charge of Thanksgiving dinner,
get your hands on a copy of this book and you'll have no worries.
This would be a perfect gift for a new bride and groom!
However, even if  your old cook like me,
you are going to enjoy reading the process,
Sam writes, about preparing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

THANKSGIVING: How To Cook It Well
~Sam Sifton


Thanksgiving…..
You can make a better turkey than anyone has ever served in your life.
You can serve it with dressing that will make your guests swoon.



 You can make Brussels sprouts into something marvelous.
Your gravy can be rich and velvety and transform all that it touches.


You can make cranberry sauce  into something divine
that does not come from a can
 
 
sweet potatoes free of marshmallows,
the ultimate creamy mashed potatoes



and a beautiful, velvety pumpkin pie worthy to serve the queen.


 
 
Set a proper table.
There will be real linen napkins and
there will be candlelight.  
 
 
 
There will be light appetizers. Nothing heavy to take up stomach space

 
There will be the finest Kentucky bourbon and mulled wine.
 



 
Thanksgiving should be the best holiday of the year.
It Can Be The Perfect Storm of Happiness
 

4 comments:

  1. Amen! The holidays are not a time to think of calories, XOXO

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    1. Not a bit Susan...eat and be merry, right?

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  2. What a beautiful post!!! I love 'It can be the perfect storm of happiness!'

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    1. Thank you Linda! This is a great book! Appreciate your sweet comment and for taking time to read this post!

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