This week’s Friday Five is because of my preparations for our Thanksgiving dinner celebration, which here in the US will be next Thursday, November 28th. I hope our RevGals and Pals who are not in the US will play along, particularly as it relates to menus and food!
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1. Turkey: love it? hate it? self-basted? fry it or roast it? Tofu-turkey? Tell me more. (I’ve only had one roasted turkey come out totally delish so I’m fishing for your tips!) I love turkey, because I make it the way my mama taught me: with a Reynolds Turkey Oven Bag. Testify: it works every time.
2. Stuffing: bagged? homemade? sage? sausage? cornbread? oysters? nuts? Got any inspiration for me? I call it dressing, because it is never stuffed into anything except the mouth. I make bread dressing with cubed bread dressing starter, lots of onion, celery, butter, and chicken stock. Mmmm.
3. Cranberries: When we celebrated Thanksgiving in Europe one year, our French friends thought we were nuts to choose a very sour berry and then load it with sugar. (Let alone the stuff that comes out of a can in a blob of gelatinous ooze!) What do you do with cranberries? I learned to make whole berry dressing from a former student assistant (who was horrified that I used the canned kind...!)
4. Potatoes: (Boil ‘em, mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew…) What’s your pleasure? Yes, please. I prefer butter and cream. My husband thinks they should be made akin to hot potato salad, with mustard, onion, chopped egg and dill pickle (that's not even how I make potato salad!) But if he likes it, I will make it.
5. Pie: I’m married to the Pie Man. Anything but coconut pie floats his boat. What do you make? (or buy?) Pumpkin? Pecan? Apple? Usually a pecan. I don't like cooked apples.
BONUS: A recipe that you’ve tried out and will make it to your table this year.
I don't have one, but need to find one fast. We are going to Thanksgiving dinner at Courtney's parents' home...the first time we will have met them! Woo woo.