Cooking for Thanksgiving

blog - stoveDo not panic. You officially have less than a month to plan a Thanksgiving feast and you will pull it off!

Start with the basics

Will you be traveling, hosting, or just relaxing and eating? No matter where you celebrate, if you plan to host a crowd or make a dish for a holiday potluck, by exploring the following resources you should be able to organize and plan in order to get to the most important part of the holiday: eating. Okay, okay, the most important part will be spending time with your loved ones, but food should always play an important role during the holidays. This is where your library can help!

Get Organized

I firmly believe in making lists to stay organized. Not only will you get your thoughts out of your head, but it will help you group together tasks and cross them off as you complete them. Below are some excellent, already created Thanksgiving checklists that you can tailor for your own plans.

Recommended ChecklistsTo Do List

Martha Stewart
Epicurious
PBS

Recommended Readings

I have narrowed the categories to the top 5 cookbook topics you should check out for Thanksgiving.

Learn More About Pumpkins

Pumpkin Pies are a popular dish during the holiday season. Have you ever wanted to learn how to grow pumpkins yourself? Not only are pumpkins easy and fun to grow, but they are also a nutritious food source (roasted pumpkin seeds, anyone?). There are many varieties you can use for Fall and Winter decoration without carving cats and skulls out of them. An avid pumpkin enthusiast from the Shawnee County K-State Research and Extension Master Gardeners will discuss how to grow pumpkins and use them for more than jack-o-lanterns on Thursday November 13, 2014 7:00PM-8:00PM in Marvin Auditorium 101C.

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Erin Seeger

I am the Lawn & Garden and Cooking Neighborhood Librarian who also leads the "Bean There, Read That" book discussion for folks in their 20s and 30s, facilitates the "Master Gardener" series, and the "Cooking by the Book" series at Garfield Community Center.