Wednesday, November 26, 2008


As you can tell, I am kinda flying by the seat of my pants this week menu wise. With it being Thanksgiving and all, it seemed like a good week to do that. Instead I am going to share some of my favorite recipes to make around Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is the ultimate eat locally holiday. Think about it. That's why the first Thanksgiving took place. Those pilgrims managed to keep themselves alive by learning what foods grew locally, learning how to grow/cook with them, and changing their diet. Unfortunately, here in Texas we don't have local access to all the foods those in New England did, however, many of the foods are easier to find in season right now. (New England had their first freeze over a month ago). At the farmer's market these days it is easy to find sweet potatoes, apples, and butternut squash (or pumpkins). Not so easy to find are white potatoes, green beans, and cranberries.

The recipes I post will have some local produce in them, some of them can be made using entirely local produce. That's something to be thankful for right there---all the good local food we have available this time of year---from root vegetables to leafy greens to apples to fresh citrus. It's good to be from Texas at Thanksgiving.

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