Happiness is Thanksgiving Dinner

Happiness is Thanksgiving Dinner

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. ~ Oscar Wilde

thanksgiving-food

So as my favorite eating holiday of the year approaches, I thought I would do a post on Thanksgiving Dinner because a good Thanksgiving Dinner is certainly a good day my friends.  ~ Rev Kane

Traditional Turkey Dinners (we’ll get more ALT down below)

For those of you who want all your info in one post:

How to buy, thaw, stuff and cook a turkey from What’s Cooking America

To start:

Tips on buying a turkey from the LA Times

Another piece on what turkey to buy

For those of you considering heirloom birds a little info

Cooking tips and guides:

The simplest easiest way to make a good turkey

For the gourmet types among you, from Saveur – The Perfect Bird 

The side dishes:

Perfect mashed potatoes

Fancy mashed potatoes with cream cheese

And for the fancy pants cooks, Duchess Potatoes

Three words, Green Bean Casserole

We have 83, yes 83 side dish and stuffing recipes from Southern Living 

Dessert

From the Food Network, 50 classic dessert recipes 

But my favorite, buy a Keebler Graham pie shell, a banana, instant chocolate pudding and some rainbow sprinkles.  Take the shell, cut the banana into slices on the bottom of the shell, make the pudding and pour over it, shake the sprinkles on top, refrigerate – heaven.

Non-traditional Dinners

Calvin Trillin’s Alternative Thanksgiving Dinners  http://busycooks.about.com/od/thanksgiving/a/Trillinthanksgi.htm

Three anti-turkey Thanksgiving dinners, sure it’s blasphemy but the recipes look great and one is vegetarian  http://www.thedailymeal.com/three-anti-turkey-thanksgiving-menus

For our Vegan friends:

We have 44 Vegan recipes for Thanksgiving  http://greatist.com/health/vegan-thanksgiving-recipes

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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3 Responses to Happiness is Thanksgiving Dinner

  1. Pingback: Day 23: Do you ever help to cook Thanksgiving dinner? If so what do you make? | artsygal13

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