This blog has now seen three Thanksgivings — two here at home in NYC and one at my mom’s house — and for this, my fourth Thanksgiving, I have to admit, I’m not feeling especially frazzled about it. I’m definitely not going to put on an extravaganza of side dishes like I’ve done in the past. I’m going to keep things simple (turkey, stuffing, cranberry in some form, a vegetable or two) and enjoy the day.
So, in lieu of discussing all the freakouts I would usually be having at this time, I’ve dug up the best advice, recipes, et cetera, from the past three years. Think of it as the blog equivalent of a free turkey from the supermarket. It may not be great, but hey, it’s free.
- • I ask about brining a turkey.
• I get some advice on pie and frozen turkey thawing.
• Martha Stewart’s recipe for genuinely perfect roast turkey.
• The best sweet potato (or pumpkin or squash) pie I have ever had.
• The time I live-blogged my Thanksgiving prep work.
• Finally, a brief essay on using the whole turkey.