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Thanksgiving – An American Tradition

by Catherine Muriel on 11/26/08

ThanksgivingAlmost everyone loves Thanksgiving – it is a time for giving thanks, being with friends family and eating good food.  And it does not need to be expensive. A turkey is really not a costly bird to purchase. In fact why do we eat it only once a year? I got a free turkey the other day in the supermarket (having spent a certain amount on groceries) and decided to cook it for a Sunday dinner. While you don’t need to go into all the trappings it was pleasant to sit around the table eating the juicy healthy meat of turkey, stuffing, gravy and such.

We are all stretched – time is one of the most sought after intangibles in this century apparently. Cooking can take time, but actually putting a roast in the oven can pay off in so many ways. It’s actually not that time consuming. Most roasts are not that expensive. Your home will smell wonderful and it calls for that most special of events – a family sitting around the dinner table enjoying good food and conversation.

I always make more – we are a family of leftovers. If your family professes to hating leftovers don’t tell them! It’s amazing how you can reinvent a meal by adding mushrooms, vegetables, and a sauce for example. As a result you have achieved both a cost saving and time saving. You don’t have to make a completely new meal and you don’t have to purchase a take-out salty meal. You and your family win.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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