Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gobble, Gobble, Thanksgiving is Almost Here!

by Gigi Fitzgerald from the Gourmet De-Lite series by Peg Cochran

Hi, Gigi here.  Thursday is Thanksgiving, and I’m really looking forward to it.  Sienna and Oliver have invited me and Bill Mertz for dinner.   Sienna is doing the turkey, and I’m doing some of the sides.  Even though I deliver gourmet diet meals to my clients, I don’t believe in dieting on special days like Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I’m not saying to go ahead and stuff yourself, but enjoy your food, take a nice long walk after the meal and then the next day you can go back to sensible eating.
We’ll be having the turkey with gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and green bean casserole.  I found an interesting recipe that offers a twist on the usual cranberry sauce—you start with a basic recipe then add one diced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce and some chopped cilantro.  Of course we’ll have the regular kind, too.  And pie!  There has to be pumpkin pie, and I’ve also made a pumpkin roll. 

I think my favorite part though is having the leftovers on Friday!  Sienna got a huge fresh turkey and has promised that we’ll all go home with more than enough for another meal!

What is the one thing that your family has to have to make your Thanksgiving complete?  Other than the turkey of course!
Happy Thanksgiving to All!
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  1. Potato dumplings and sauer kraut! We're Czech and potato dumplings, with gravy and sauer kraut are always a part of our holiday meals.

  2. Being together as a family. This year we are eating out so I am going to miss the leftovers.

  3. Dianne, that's sounds yummy! My grandmother was Hungarian and she made potato dumplings. Susie, going out will be fun, and you can always make a mini Thanksgiving dinner later. I bought an extra turkey to freeze so we can have it in January. Gigi...

  4. My mom makes a special cranberry jell-o mold. Nothing weird in it, just fruit and walnuts. And of course stuffing!

  5. I love Pumpkin Pie after dinner, it wouldnt seem like Thanksgiving without it!

  6. It has to be pumpkin pie. This is because sometimes we don't have turkey. This year we are having ham so the the things we have with turkey obviously change. No stuffing. :( Kind of sad about that. I'll miss it.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to all the book characters that post here, their authors and their families. I wish you all a very good day. Enjoy your turkey and all the amazing side dishes!