Saturday, November 17, 2012

Saturday Short Subjects: T-Day Tips

Thanksgiving Day is a few days away, and I have a feeling that some of you are still working out your menu details and pulling together your shopping lists.

Here are a couple of links to help you come up with the tastiest, healthiest, and best for the planet menu possible.

  • First, take the Slow Food USA quiz. Do it between now and Monday, and you will be entered to win a turkey “raised with care” from Whole Foods. And, if you are like me, you will learn a thing or two.
  • Second, check out the Environmental Working Group’s Holiday Kitchen page. 
  • Third, once you have your ingredients on-hand, you will want to prepare them safely. I found this page through a link at the FDA. The Holiday Food Safety Success Kit has videos, tips, activities, ideas — all the tools you need to ensure a healthy meal for you and your guests.
  • Finally, once your meal is done, you will want to take care with your leftovers. This USDA page outlines everything  you need to know on that subject.

Remember that even if you are not cooking for this holiday, these tips make sense for every meal.

Happy planning. Happy feasting. 

Why Saturday Short Subjects? Some readers may recall  being dropped at the movie theater for the Saturday matinee — two action-packed feature films with a series of short subjects (cartoons or short movies, sometimes a serial cliffhanger) sandwiched in between. Often the short subjects were the most memorable, and enjoyable, part of the morning. That explains the name. The reason behind these particular posts is that we are all short on time. My Short Subject posts should not take me as long to write or you as long to read (or try).

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