Sunday, November 21, 2010

Can we talk Thanksgiving?

Hello blog friends!
How many of you cook Thanksgiving dinner? This is my first year doing the meal, and Im REALLY excited! I love to cook, and I like to experiment with different ideas and recipes. Food Network is an obsession of mine. Im the kind of person who looks at recipes as a guideline, not a set of rules to follow.
After much research (lol) I decided I am going to follow Alton Brown's award winning turkey recipe. This method of cooking the bird has been a front runner year after year on the Food Network since 1999.Today I start to thaw out the bird and make the brine. Im also making my own homemade stuffing for the first time. Im going to document the whole process, because thats the kind of geek I am ;-)
What are your Thanksgiving traditions? Your favorite dishes? Best memories? Please share!

Another highlight of my day...Im going for a run later on :-) Jillian Michaels still has me hobbling around in pain, so wish me luck!

Gobble Gobble!


  1. I LOve to cook holiday meals, and i agree cookbooks mearly are a collection of guildlines and not rules.

    cant wait to see pics and here how things taste.

  2. I've been following you but am usually just a quiet observer. Good luck with dinner, I'm hosting too, but we do every year so it's not new to me. Actually, we have ALL the holidays, arghh!!! How did I get stuck with that? I am a former runner turned cyclist, due to a stress facture in my hip, from what else, running. I'm a year and a half out from the injury but am now plagued with a "strange" running gait and no one can figure me out. I hope to one day be able to run again but I absolutely love cycling so maybe it was a godsend.