Talking Turkey Thanksgiving Facts & Figures

117 Million-Number of households across the nation-all potential gathering places for people to celebrate the holiday. 28-Number of places in the US named Plymouth, as in Plymouth Rock, the landing site of the first Pilgrims. 3.8 Billion Dollars-Forecast receipts to farmers from turkey sales. 1.3-Retail cost per pound from a frozen turkey in December. Which state leads the US in the production of turkeys? Minnesota Which state produces the most cranberries? Wisconsin Which state produces the most sweet potatoes? North Carolina Which state produces the most green beans? Wisconsin Why did the cranberries turn red? They saw the Turkey Dressing. Happy …

Cooking: Holiday Treats

Holiday Treats This year impress guests with elevated dishes and cocktails worthy of the occasion. Make the ordinary extraordinary by using a secret ingredient to enhance familiar flavors and favorites. Bitters are the quintessential ingredient in some of the world’s most famous and best-loved drinks, but their versatility stretches beyond the bar. Courtesy www.angostura.com. Roast Turkey with Gravy 1 whole uncooked turkey 2 tbsp. olive oil 3 tsp. Angostura Aromatic Bitters, divided Salt Freshly ground pepper 1/2 yellow onion, cut into 4-5 pieces 2 large cloves garlic, peeled 3 tbsp. flour 2 tsp. brandy 1 can (14.5 oz.) chicken broth …

Holiday Meal – Recipes from Anne Byrn

Anne Byrn, Nashville resident, former food editor of The Tennessean, and bestselling author of The Cake Mix Doctor, has a fantastic new cookbook coming out this November. Anne Bryn Saves the Day! is full of go-to appetizers, comfy soups and salads, delicious main courses, and one-of-a-kind desserts poised to please any crowd. From large holiday gatherings to do-ahead dinner parties, these are recipes home cooks can fall back on again and again. Roast Turkey in the Bag 1 tbsp. all purpose flour 1 turkey (appr. 20 lbs.) 1 medium size onion, cut in half 1 lemon, cut in half 1 …