Packages for the Troops

You probably didn’t realize that there are still several thousand American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan this holiday season, in addition to American troops stationed in many other parts of the world.  Some of them read this blog, and to them I want to say thank you for your service, and we miss you!  I hope to encourage everyone else to send them a little reminder of home this Christmas.   Don’t forget that there are still military personnel in hospitals […]


Warm Potato and Turkey Salad

The day after Thanksgiving, I always wake up ready for some lighter fare… Harry and Auggie appreciating the salad  You have to do something with leftovers, right? I like the idea of a salad supper on the Day After, and this one uses the leftover turkey. It has asparagus and baby spinach, and lovely little potatoes coated in a mustard-honey dressing. And you’ll feel righteous for using up the turkey! Did you ever notice how leftover turkey recipes are usually […]


Empty Bowls

Today, whether you’re traveling, racing around your grocery store and kitchen, or just generally hurtling toward the Thanksgiving holiday, I hope you’ll take a moment to think about the people in America for whom Thanksgiving dinner is no celebration . According to Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks, 49 million Americans live in food-insecure households. I don’t pretend to know how to fix the larger economic issues that have caused this situation, but the pressing issue at the […]