November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi there! Thanksgiving is almost upon us and in all my excitement, anticipation and just plain hullaballoo, I wanted to take a moment to find out what you’re doing for Thanksgiving.

Chew on That wants to know: What’s on your Thanksgiving menu? How many people are you feeding?Are you going to a potluck and if so, what are you bringing?

Please share your Thanksgiving plans in the comments!

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November 25, 2008

My Thanksgiving Lesson

I know what you’re thinking: why are we writing about cranberry sauce twice in a row? Well, for one thing:  it’s Thanksgiving, but also, if you read on you’ll find out why this cranberry sauce post is different than the one below it. Maxine and I both decided to look for a new cranberry sauce for this year’s Thanksgiving, but my quest for a twist on this Thanksgiving staple had a very different ending.

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A Different Kind of Cranberry Sauce (That’s still really easy!)

Last night, I had an early Thanksgiving dinner with some of my family since not everyone will be in town on Thursday. My aunt made her famous smoked turkey, my dad took care of the sweet potatoes and I brought the cranberry sauce. I’d never made cranberry sauce before, so when I was browsing through recipes, I was shocked at how simple they were! Cranberries, sugar, water… that’s it! But I wanted MORE!

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November 24, 2008

Do You Buy Beaujolais Nouveau for Thanksgiving?


[Image courtesy of Petanque & Pastis]

As a Recipe4Living editor,  I receive a lot of emails with questions and tidbits about food and recipes and the like. The other day a woman sent me an e-mail about Beaujolais Nouveau with a little poem she wrote about this apparent wine. She touted: “This my little item about 2008 Beaujolais Nouveau. It’s funny, because I just met a group of people who had never heard of it – then, they thought they would have to buy a case if they had it ordered! Oh well, it takes all kinds, I suppose.”

Well, I have a confession to make: up until this e-mail, I had no idea what Beaujolais Nouveau was! In fact, I’m still not quite sure I’m clear on the concept but I am intrigued and I would totally be one to want to try a case of the stuff in spite of my lack of knowledge! So, I want to know: Am I alone in this? Did you know what Beaujolais Nouveau was and did you buy some this year?

Read on for an explanation of Beaujolais Nouveau.

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