A Julia Child Thanksgiving and Her Time at Parade Magazine

Right about now everyone is peeling potatoes for mashed potatoes, or chopping onions for the stuffing, which will get prepared tomorrow with some fresh sage that is still going strong in the November garden. That’s what is going on in our kitchen this Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a holiday anchored by the turkey and everyone’s favorite … Continue reading

before the parade passes by

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade was hanging in the balance this year. High winds were predicted to blow through after a storm system that brought some much-needed rain. The day ended up being cold and clear. The expected winds didn’t happen. So when we tuned in Thanksgiving morning, there were all the  inflated characters bobbing up … Continue reading

giving thanks

The house had the aroma of Thanksgiving. Turkey stock, with parsley and peppercorns, and onions and garlic. Gravy bubbled in a saucepan. I cooked twenty turkey cutlets, insted of a whole bird, with shallots and two big bags of baby carrots with butter, thyme, and honey. I cut loaves of bread into cubes and toasted them. They absorbed … Continue reading