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Growing up, #TurkeyDay was always my favorite holiday of they year. It was one of the times my entire extended family got together and enjoyed each other’s company and caught up on the going’s on.
There wasn’t any stress about behaving and ‘liking’ a present, no matter how horrible it was, getting in trouble for opening a gift early, or avoiding all the foods and sweets I wasn’t allowed. (Coconut and I are NOT friends)
Instead it was about being grateful for what we had, who we spent time with and of course, the amazing food. If there’s one thing my family did well above all else, it’s eat food and love each other.
One attribute that I seem to possess, that few around me do, is to imagine the flavors of foods I haven’t tried yet, and how they interact with another. My husband says that this is why I am such a good cook, because I don’t add things that clash, but instead enhance each other. In a way it also limits me, as I don’t know what I don’t know. But I love to experiment with new tastes and ingredients when I can!
Below is a collection of images and links that will show you the meal I am planning for us. (it’s just us again this year, as apparently we smell and no one likes us here in Alaska 😛 )