Thanksgiving Day is almost here! I can hardly believe it! It seems like the kids were just starting back to school and now, here we are, just about to kick off the holiday season! I'm not complaining, mind you.......this really is my favorite time of year!
But, I have to say......."foodies" have it kind of rough. So many recipes and so little time! There are tons of new recipes I'd love to try out, but honestly, how much food can five people really eat?? That's right.....only 5! When most of the kids are grown and living all over the country, it's hard to get everyone together. And that's something I really miss!
As for those that will be here......they seem to like to stick with the tried and true, the dishes they've come to expect on such a holiday. You know....obviously the turkey, the stuffing, the mashed potatoes....etc. I mean, really?? Mashed potatoes??
Now, don't get me wrong. A lovely mound of mashed potatoes with a pool of butter flowing down its sides or a rich turkey gravy ladled unashamedly over the top is delicious, but couldn't we be a little more imaginative? Couldn't we add a little something to make those spuds more interesting....maybe even something with an Italian flair....hmmm??