SLOWINGTHERACINGMIND Being Thankful
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THE MINNESOTA BASHAW BLOG Happy Thanksgiving
Somehow this post got missed. It is a bit late but one I really enjoyed putting together. Happy New Year!
This year I have much to be thankful for.
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BISMARCK – When families come together for the holidays, there’s sure to be favorite memories and traditions.
We asked you to share some of your favorites and received both humorous and poignant responses.
When I was a practicing Realtor in Grand Forks, I found this recipe 27 years ago tacked to the wall in an old vacant Red River Valley farmstead kitchen. I don’t even know who Uncle Ben is, but I sure do like his delicious spinach, especially at our Thanksgiving dinner or during the busy Christmas holiday season when I’m entertaining.
Some may spend a bunch of worry on the holiday turkey, but really, what part of the Thanksgiving meal can make or break the turkey, the potatoes and the dressing? It’s the gravy, baby. I pulled out my cookbooks, experimented and came up with something fabulous.
For me, Thanksgiving is inevitably too much, too rich, too frenzied. Even when there were only four of us, my mother used to get up at 5:30 on Thanksgiving morning to start cooking, huffing and puffing all the way, ’til my father revved up his electric carving knife and dinner was served.
Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
, November 23, 2011
WASHINGTON — With a wave of his hand, President Barack Obama on Wednesday gave two plump turkeys a Thanksgiving reprieve, noting that without his intervention, "they'd end up next to the mashed potatoes and stuffing."
When Thanksgiving rolls around, most cooks just want to know how to pull off this most intimidating dinner of the year. Years ago, I came up with this plan of attack. I reread it every year, and offer it herewith to you.
Erica Marcus, McClatchy Newspapers
, November 22, 2011
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