Hey everyone...this is the Thanksgiving issue of "What I'm Reading." I hope you can take a couple of minutes to see what I have run across this week.
I have some great articles for you...from Thanksgiving kitchen tips, to etiquette tips, to a some last minute recipe ideas.
For something new, I have embedded a video of Ellen talking about getting organized and arranged for Thanksgiving. I laughed. I hope you do. :-)
Ignore the host who tells you “Just bring yourself!”—you should never arrive . There are a range of goodies that can be used on the day or saved for later:
NOVEMBER 4, 2014 / WRITTEN BY BEN SCHOTT WITH THE BON APPÉTIT EDITORS
3. We are never too old to learn something new...and while I was reading Bon Appétit I ran across this article...9 Mashed Potato Mistakes. I thought I had better not skip over this one! I learned a few things. Yes I did. Did you know this...
"Potatoes can easily fall apart in a pot of aggressively bubbling water. Simmer them instead; that way they’ll stay intact and cook more evenly." source
4. Still hanging out at Bon Appétit I found this classic potato gratin recipe. Oh yum!
5. Speaking of food, I found this on Southern living. Sour cream cornbread. Umm. I love cornbread, so I may give this one a try. It isn't traditional southern cornbread maybe...but it should be very moist.
6. The Macy's Thanksgiving day parade info can be found here. Lots of neat info. We usually have the tv on while we are in the kitchen or just chilling in the great room waiting for something to happen. ha!
7. From Magnolia Homes...a transitional tablescape. Also, if you have missed any of Chip and Joanna's shows there is a tab with links to the show's episodes.
I think of Thanksgiving as a "food" holiday and while I read dozens and dozens of recipes I tend to cook most of my annual dishes that my family likes. Not everyone likes every dish, but I try to have at least three veggies that each person will eat. Not easy with picky eaters. ha! I will eat almost any vegetable...except okra. ha.
I guess we need to approach any holiday with a certain degree of humor when gathering together. Ha! Things happen! Crazy things!
And on a more serious note...this song (below)- Let There Be Peace on Earth, sung by Vince Gill and his wife Amy Grant, just seems appropriate. It really is a Christmas song, but like I said, it just seems appropriate with all of the tragedy and suffering in the world right now.
Let us pray for peace on earth as we gather and hold on to those who are most precious in our lives...family and friends. Tell them that you are thankful for them!
Thanks for visiting!
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