Friday, October 12, 2007


I am determined to make some fabulous side dishes and desserts for Thanksgiving this year. Let me just get that out there.

For a few months, I have been collecting recipes, buying lots of cookbooks*, and borrowing (stealing) as many cooking magazines from my Grandmother's house and work that I possibly could. My stomach is growling right now in anticipation of the delicacies I shall prepare.

* The cookbook fascination started a few years ago but recently I was made aware of a really neat website called "The Good Cook." (Have I already posted about this?!) The Good Cook is sort of like the old BMG cd sales thingy. You order four books for only a dollar and you have to purchase two more books over the course of a year or so. The catch: you will be sent their monthly selection automatically unless you deny it on time. (I've been good on denying them on time.)

Jamie and I have cookbooks that cover the globe but those covering (or soon to be taking over) the dining room table primarily have to do with "Family Gatherings", "Celebrations", "Pot Luck Suppers", and "Holiday Feasts." I am excited.

I think I will make my Pecan Crusted Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake for sure. And maybe something with kumquats. Nothing with mushrooms, though.

I hate mushrooms.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't think we've ever had mushrooms at Thanksgiving. This year too OK??? :-)