Happy Thanksgiving

24 Nov

No One Diets on Thanksgiving! What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?  – Erma Bombeck

I’ve been working on the launch of this blog for several months. Of course I’d planned on being live way before Thanksgiving so I could share hints and tips and a recipe or two for my favorite holiday. Alas – it’s already Thanksgiving – at least here in the Midwest.  I guess I’ll save my Thanksgiving secrets until next year – like the Halloween pumpkins I transformed this year for my Thanksgiving tables!

I hope you will join me as I write about my favorite pasttime – cooking – along with some commentary, conversation and chatter thrown in for good measure. I’ll be tweeting as well – please follow me at #connieiscooking for  recipes, cooking hints and more – yes, all in 140 characters or less.

I hope your Thanksgiving prep is well underway. My turkey is washed and ready to season and stuff. My onions, celery and fresh herbs are sauteed and ready to stir into my cubed bread for stuffing in just a few hours. My mini pumpkin parfaits are cooling in the refrigerator. My onions are carmelized and ready to top fresh green beans. My giblets and livers have beens simmered and strained for my turkey gravy. All I have left to do is boil/mash potatoes and set the table(s)! While I’m hosting T-day – I’m only supplying the turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and one dessert – my relatives are contributing the rest!

Got a last minute cooking question or concern? Please email me and I’ll do my best to respond tomorrow amidst my own preparations. Want to know my secret ingredient to a luscious, golden brown turkey? Email me and I’ll share that special ingredient!

Please check back often to see what’s happening in my kitchen – I promise to share some fun ideas for both Hanukah and Christmas and all the celebrations that happen from now through the new year. And keep those cooking questions coming!!

3 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving”

  1. Beverly November 24, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    I love this Connie, good for you!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you, Jerry and the rest of the Sandler’s. Here’s a question…..I’m hosting it this year, I JUST found that David likes Stuffing. I would make it for him. Can I just use the bread in my refrig?

    • connieiscooking November 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

      Of course you can – bread that is a few days older is preferable because it soaks up the onions, celery and broth you add.

  2. sjlondon November 24, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    Happy Thanksgiving Connie! Can’t wait to read more. Love and kisses to the fam. As I type this, we’re driving to Dana’s house for a yummy time with the rest of the California crew. ❤

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