Tag: Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Custards

Those among you who are well-versed in pumpkin pies may have noticed that the little pumpkin tarts I made for Thanksgiving could not have possibly used the same amount of pumpkin pie filling as a customary pie. You would be correct. I stored the leftover unbaked pumpkin custard in the refrigerator, and baked it in ...

Thanksgiving Recap

To recap, last night’s tiny turkey dinner featured: Cantonese Turkey Thighs and Wings (adapted from this recipe) Hmong Bread Stuffing (adapted from this recipe) Stir-Fried Green Beans with Shiitake Mushrooms, Sesame and Red Pepper Threads Canned Cranberry Jelly Pumpkin Tarts with a Pat-in-the-Pan Butter-Ginger Crust Chinese Five Spice-inspired Caramelized Pecans, Candied Ginger, and Pink Peppercorns ...

Introvert’s Thanksgiving

1. Wake up, stretch, put on bathrobe, go downstairs to kitchen. 2. Start coffeemaker. Pet dog. Take dog outside. 3. Bring dog inside. Pet dog. Feed dog. Write a few pages in journal. Pour yourself a cup of coffee. 4. Check email, Twitter, and Facebook. Warm up your coffee. 5. Have toast and a banana for ...

So, Here’s The Plan…Let The Mayhem Begin!

I have shopped, and I have scoured the pantry and refrigerator, for all possible fodder for our Asian-inspired Thanksgiving dinner. I have quite the arsenal of Asian pantry ingredients at my disposal, along with fresh ginger, garlic, scallions, celery, carrots, leeks, shiitakes, and cilantro. Yes, cilantro, aka fresh coriander, is also known as Chinese parsley, ...

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The American Thanksgiving

My in-laws are traveling to see old friends for Thanksgiving this year, so we will be celebrating with them before they go. My mother-in-law is a wonderful cook, and always cooks a Thanksgiving meal, all by herself at her behest – except for a pie or two from me – that would feed far more ...

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Feed America Thanksgiving

It has been tougher to write today than it was yesterday, which surprised me a little when I sat down to post. I understand the reason now. I am not ready to “move on”, but I do want to move forward, to move through this, because “the best way out is always through” (Robert Frost), and ...

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Turkey Soup

Of course, one of the reasons for preparing a turkey feast is for the leftovers. When you have turkey feast leftovers, it’s time to make turkey soup.