To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
November 21, 2013
NO ONE DIETS ON THANKSGIVING
What do you mean you intend to spend
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 youbrine, 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
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.
should be the best holiday of the year.