Thursday, November 22, 2012
Here are some suggestions for dealing with those delicious, pesky leftovers.
By now everyone has gotten his or her two cents in about the best way to cook and carve a turkey, whether the potatoes should be creamy or lumpy, the proper way to make a pie crust, and whether to call it stuffing or dressing. But since Thanksgiving has passed, let's move on. Who knows the proper way to prepare the leftovers? There are tons of ideas floating around on the internet, and some of you probably have your own traditional leftover dishes. The following recipes will help you create meals that use every last bit of Thanksgiving goodness, right down to the cornbread crumbs and turkey bones. Martha Stewart has an uncharacteristically simple recipe for Turkey and Rice Soup, which might serve as a light departure from the heaviness …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
You need to get your reservations in ASAP.
Maybe you can't face drying out another turkey and wondering, once again, what you're going to do with that greasy carcass? Don't make food, make a reservation for any one of these wonderful local restaurants. After eating food prepared by someone else, you can then waddle home to a clean kitchen and empty dishwasher. Foundry Park Inn offers a Thanksgiving dinner that's as popular as ever. As of a few days ago, the only remaining spots were at 3pm and 3:30pm. Patrons can visit a salad station, a carving station with turkey and various trimmings, and Honeybaked ham. There's also grilled chicken in a chestnut cream sauce and tilapia with seafood mousse. The vegetables include squash and mushroom casserole, sweet potatoes, green beans, wild…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
If you need a new recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey, give one of these non-traditional twists a try.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
There are many ways to cook everyone’s favorite holiday bird. Each family has its own special technique for cooking a turkey, whether it's using an old family recipe, adding a secret ingredient or shopping at a certain store in town that helps make the turkey taste all the better. If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, you can try any of the recipes below to add a new kick to your feast. If you're attending someone else’s dinner, hopefully their turkey will taste as good as one of these! Just the name of this recipe makes my mouth water. An Allrecipes.com user contributes this Greek take on turkey, which combines ground beef and pork with tangerine juice, rice and other ingredients for an in-bird stuffing. This one requires no pre-made…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
These recipes are even kid friendly.
There is no holiday during which I feel more blessed than on Thanksgiving. This is, in (large) part, because I am not required to cook a single thing the entire day. In order to ease my guilt, I’ve accepted the task of helping those of you who are less fortunate by sharing some super-easy side dishes. Having hosted Christmas dinner last year, I know that adequately roasting a large bird is quite enough in and of itself. Indeed, if you are roasting a bird, do yourself a favor and don’t plan to put anything else in the oven that should cook at a different temperature. Each of the baked dishes below are based on the assumption that your oven will be set to roughly 350˚. Roasted Winter Squash Gauge the amount of squash you’ll need by allowing …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
It's little more than two weeks to Thanksgiving 2012. Are you prepared?
Most people plan Thanksgiving well in advance, but with so much time spent on the elections this year, Thanksgiving has kind of sneaked up on us. Would you believe, it's only two weeks from tomorrow to Thanksgiving and with it the traditional beginning of the Christmas season. If you haven't started planning for Thanksgiving yet, you're already in trouble, according to the website Epicurious. It suggests a six week prep time if you want to do the holiday justice. Are you prepared for Thanksgiving 2012? And more importantly, in what has been a very contentious year, what is it that you can be most thankful for this year?