Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

My Thanksgiving clips post

The great thing about Thanksgiving (the way we celebrate at my house anyways) is that it’s the same year after year. So, no reason to break new ground when a bunch of existing posts cover the subject well enough: We’ll cook … Continue reading

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How to do Thanksgiving right

This year we got super lazy and did not brine our turkey, did not lay in fresh cranberries, and most of all did not make elaborate social plans. Yet as the day dawns bright and snowy I have no doubt … Continue reading

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Recipe: Tomatillo Jam

Try this instead of cranberry sauce with turkey… especially smoked turkey. It has the same balance of tart/sweet and the crunch of fruit, but with a southwestern lilt and a bit of heat. Makes 1 pint. Ingredients 1 lb tomatillos … Continue reading

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Turkey Sandwich

This is my canonical day-after-Thanksgiving lunch: Sourdough bread Durkee’s dressing (on both pieces of bread) Cranberry sauce Turkey Wilted leftover salad Stuffing with turkey gravy

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Recipe: Bread Machine Bread for Turkey Stuffing

This isn’t meant to be eaten on its own. Rather, it should be cubed or shredded, dried out, and used for turkey stuffing. If you don’t want to do that, then omit the poultry seasoning and sage. Makes 1 2-lb … Continue reading

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Taste test: Cranberry sauce

I love cranberry sauce… on Thanksgiving Day turkey, and on the leftovers. But I’ve been pretty undiscriminating until this year. I’ve generally bought a couple of cans of Ocean Spray whole berry as soon as the price drops. As long … Continue reading

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(Don’t) pass (on) the stuffing, please

Stuffing (aka “dressing”) does not seem to be a popular Thanksgiving dish these days. I volunteered to make a stuffing recipe in Mrs. Brooks’ third grade class and only two children signed to assist, one of them mine. Then last … Continue reading

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Male culinary bluster: a dish best served cold?

“Chili growing is to gardening as grilling is to cooking, allowing men to enter, and dominate, a domestic sphere without sacrificing their bluster.” Lauren Collins said that in “Fire Eaters”, an excellent article in the latest food issue of the … Continue reading

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Recipe: Turkey Wiggle

A classic family dinner recipe that takes advantage of leftover Thanksgiving turkey or turkey on sale. This was served at my grandmother’s Christmas party every year when I was young and we never grew tired of it. Original recipe, from … Continue reading

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The sauce that made Mr. Durkee famous

I was introduced to Durkee’s Famous Sauce as a college freshman at the home of my roommate Reynold. His mother invited a homesick boy into their home for Thanksgiving and I discovered a ritual which included eating leftovers in sandwiches … Continue reading

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