Thanks to the courageous confession from fellow blogger Nicole at Miss Dot's Cupcake Spot (Read her post "Don't Hate Me, But...", and while you're there check out Mustache Mondays!) that she isn't particularly fond of Thanksgiving Food, I feel safe to say that I could contentedly live out the rest of my days without ever eating another bite of Thanksgiving Turkey (Whew! That felt good!)
There must be more of us out there who, because they love the tradition, the feasting, and celebration that comes with the holiday, hide our true feelings. Somehow, not liking a slice of bird with cranberry sauce feels, well, kinda un-American. Hmmm....I'm feeling a support group coming on ~ The First Annual Congregation of the AntiTurkarian Holidationalists? If you thought I was weird for not liking Turkey, well, now I've really gone and done it!
Some AntiTurkarians, like my friend Nicole, turn to desserts (specifically PIE) for their Thanksgiving salvation. Not having much of a sweet-tooth myself (although we do share a weakness for Pecan pie), I look to trying new side-dishes each year that will compliment the cuisine at my mom's and provide respite for the turkey-weary.
As always (I hope) my griping and whining does lead somewhere: To two recipes that I tried last year, that met with rave reviews from Traditionalists and AntiTurkarians alike. They were simple to prepare, could be prepared in advance, and traveled well.
from Martha Stewart
from Real Simple
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