Thanksgiving

 

Book: Skip.

 

Task #1: Skip

 

Task #2: Books I'm Thankful For/Full of Stuffing

Thankful:

1. The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis 

2. We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time by Jose Andres, Richard Wolffe

3. Tears of Salt: A Doctor's Story by Pietro Bartolo, Lidia Tilotta 

4. How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Abigail Pesta, Sandra Uwiringiyimana 

5. All the President's Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

 

Full of Stuffing:

1. All I Am (Farmers' Market #2) by Nicole Helm - annoying tropes executed in a poor manner in typical Harlequin fashion, but in a longer format (it was published under the Super Romance line)

2. Twentieth Century by Howard Zinn - so much of this short work (well short for Zinn) was a repeat of what was found in his People's History of the United States 1492-Present. The most recent stuff was shoved together in a haphazard way and some things were glossed over.

 

Task #3: Turkey Recipe

Here's two really easy turkey recipes:

 

Recipe #1 - look at the calendar, see that it is early October, call and make reservations at a restaurant that is serving Thanksgiving meals. 

 

Recipe #2 - go to grocery store, go to the meat section, bypass the turkeys, and select a roast chicken. Take a roasting pan and place a cooling rack inside with the legs extended. Fill the bottom of the tray with onions, celery, and stock. Place chicken on rack, stuff the insides with lemons, onions, and butter, pour melted butter over the outside of the chicken, sprinkle some Italian seasonings on it and into the oven it goes. Baste every so often with butter and stock. 

 

Seriously, turkey is dry and tasteless and not worth the energy it takes to be tasty and juicy. 

 

Task #4: Skip