One might think, considering that Thanksgiving is on Thursday, that I would be posting recipes for the big feast. Unfortunately, because I have been so caught up in travel, life, and planning our meal, I have very little to offer you. And since I don’t have archives to fall back on, I’m SOL. Beyond, all of my cooking will be occurring in the next couple of days — which makes it a bit late for it to be of any help to you.
I will tell you that I am planning to dry brine our wonderful Village Acres turkey this year so it is a little more portable for travel. Epicurious has a good strategy for dry brining here. I will also be making a yet to be decided cranberry sauce and our family famous Portuguese Stuffing which is full of sausage, fennel, parsley, red pepper flakes, and (strangely enough) apple cider vinegar. I am not sure if I will be able to capture the recipe since I will be in an “away kitchen,” but I will try because it is delicious. Maybe you could make it next year. Oh well.
So I will just wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have time to celebrate a wonderful meal around a table full of family and friends. I am so thankful to be spending the day with almost my entire family in my hometown. Which means that my children are going to be spending the holiday the way it’s supposed to be done: being crazy with all of their cousins at the kids’ table. Those are memories you don’t soon forget. Even at 37.