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Home for Thanksgiving

Tuesday brought great excitement as the prodigal daughter returned home from the dorm, having figured out how to get here all on her own. ¬†Four hours, two trains and a subway ride later, she was dragging backpack and duffel off the Metro-North platform in Stamford. A few minutes later she was dumping them just inside … Continue reading

Berry Good Addition to Your Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving prep is officially under way at our house, now that the Cranberry Relish has been made. Oh sure, come Thanksgiving Day, Basil will again argue the merits of the canned kind with its helpful¬†portioning lines. But homemade Cranberry Relish is king here. Mom started making it years ago and included the recipe in the … Continue reading

Throwback Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your turkey is THIS good and the company is even better…  

A whole lot to be thankful for

Happy Turkey! Catherine and Basil are at the high school football game. The turkey’s in the oven, potatoes and brussels sprouts are prepped, cranberry relish has been prepared and pie is waiting for someone to take the first slice. I am relishing the silence a bit more than I should, but it’s made for a … Continue reading

Don’t let the turkey get you down

Happy Day Before Thanksgiving. Are all your annual traditions idling, ready to kick into gear? Most of ours are, but I’ve attempted to short-circuit one and you’d have thought I committed a crime. Every night before Thanksgiving, we have Chinese food. I don’t know why. It is a tradition of Basil’s childhood, one he carried … Continue reading

Talkin’ turkey

The annual week’s worth of cooking madness is about to begin. I’ve got my spatula ready. How about you? Compared to a lot of folks (like a fellow Jazzercise instructor who’s expecting 40 guests), my turkey madness is pretty tame, a far cry from the annual food orgy I grew up with. When I was … Continue reading