Thinking About Thanksgiving AlreadyThursday, November 06, 2008
---I knew I wouldn't be able to put any new posts up with the new baby home, so I did a few before the new baby came, using Blogger's feature to publish posts automatically for a date in the future. ((Just so you aren't wondering how I am able to do this with a newborn!))---
Late last month I got the call asking if I was going to be able to do my usual and make 20 or 25 pies for a local church that feeds the hungry. I try to do that many for them for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, but since the new baby will be here soon, I was a little hesitant to promise to do that many. Usually it takes me all day of doing nothing but making pies, and with a brand-new infant (plus Shug will be almost 17 months then) I know I want to do as many as I can but I'm also afraid to have that many looming over me so soon after having the new baby! Here's a pic of the pies from...I think this was a couple of years ago...when I had them cooling on the table:
The November issue of Country Living has a small feature about heritage turkeys - the old-fashioned breeds like Bourbon Red and Narragansett - as compared to the white variety that most everyone gets from the grocery store each year. I read in some other magazine, maybe it was Gourmet, about how people overwhelmingly chose the taste of heritage turkeys.
I went to localharvest.org to see if there were any growers of heritage turkeys within 100 miles of us, but there aren't; the closest one on the website is in Illinois. Of course, to tell the truth, I would be just as happy with doing a turducken again - this is one we had a couple of years ago:
Oh, and then there are the beautiful sides to make...collards, cornbread, hoppin john, dressing, potlikker soup (I mean, since you're around family and they love you anyway, it's alright to crumble a little cornbread in your collard potlikker, right? Oh yes.)...