Wednesday, November 23, 2011


In my family, I always host the annual Thanksgiving feast. And when I need a trusted recipe for the special day, I turn to my handy cookbook cupboard in my kitchen.

It is filled with cookbooks I've collected over the years. Many came from the prop sales we had at Meredith Corporation (publisher of Better Homes and Gardens magazine). Others are from garage sales or relatives.

This is one of my favorite cookbooks. I've had it for about 13 years now, and it has a delicious recipe for winter vegetable chowder, which I always make for the first course of my Thanksgiving dinner. So guess what I am doing tonight? Yes, I'm chopping up the vegetables and getting them ready for my soup. It even has a touch of sherry in it but I don't use as much as the recipe calls for since I'm a bit of a teetotaler. My husband and I have made it a tradition to make the soup the night before Thanksgiving so it's all ready when our guests arrive the following morning.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, however you plan to spend it. I am thankful our Midwestern weather is behaving so that our loved ones can travel safely to our home.