Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

How to know when a recipe is going to suck

The New York Times failed me. I looked at their collection of leftover Thanksgiving turkey recipes and plucked out Bang Bang Turkey by Nigella Lawson. I followed it to the letter except for making a couple of strategic substitutions in … Continue reading

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The tyranny of leftovers

Tired of turkey? Sick of stuffing? I’m writing this on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and, if you’re still struggling with leftovers, I hereby give you permission to a/pick the remaining meat off the carcass and freeze in a zip-loc bag; b/make a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Thanksgiving Morning Omelette

What to do with the liver that comes in that bag of parts inside the turkey? It’s too strong tasting to use in stock or gravy, so most folks toss it away. Thanksgiving Morning Omelette is a much better solution. Inspired by … Continue reading

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The secret to foolproof turkey

The guests are coming, you’re onstage to host the holiday meal, and you’ve never cooked a turkey before. But never fear. Foolproof turkey is a lot easier than almost any other showpiece dish as long as you avoid the single … Continue reading

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My Thanksgiving clips post

The great thing about Thanksgiving (the way we celebrate at my house anyways) is that it’s the same year after year. So, no reason to break new ground when a bunch of existing posts cover the subject well enough: We’ll cook … Continue reading

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How to do Thanksgiving right

This year we got super lazy and did not brine our turkey, did not lay in fresh cranberries, and most of all did not make elaborate social plans. Yet as the day dawns bright and snowy I have no doubt … Continue reading

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Recipe: Tomatillo Jam

Try tomatillo jam instead of cranberry sauce with turkey… especially smoked turkey. It has the same balance of tart/sweet and the crunch of fruit, but with a southwestern lilt and a bit of heat. Makes 1 pint. Ingredients: 1 lb tomatillos … Continue reading

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Turkey Sandwich

This is my canonical turkey sandwich for day-after-Thanksgiving lunch: Sourdough bread Durkee’s dressing (on both pieces of bread) Cranberry sauce Turkey Wilted leftover salad Stuffing with turkey gravy

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Recipe: Bread Machine Bread for Turkey Stuffing

This isn’t meant to be eaten on its own. Rather, it should be cubed or shredded, dried out, and used for turkey stuffing. If you don’t want to do that, then omit the poultry seasoning and sage. Makes 1 2-lb … Continue reading

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Taste test: Cranberry sauce

I love cranberry sauce… on Thanksgiving Day turkey, and on the leftovers. But I’ve been pretty undiscriminating until this year. I’ve generally bought a couple of cans of Ocean Spray whole berry as soon as the price drops. As long … Continue reading

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