Friday Links – Turkey Cake and Other Thanksgiving Fun
I didn’t come across any health or lung news this week that looked interesting, so here: have a random assortment of links for the upcoming American Thanksgiving holiday instead.
Probably the Grossest Thanksgiving Recipe Ever
It’s a turkey cake, but maybe not the kind you’re picturing.
Want a Good Cranberry Sauce?
Make this one. The first year we tried this cherry/cranberry/clove version, the girls loved it so much they begged me to make another batch for Christmas. After both holidays, they used the leftovers on toast and bagels, like jelly. Even people who don’t like plain cranberry sauce like this recipe. (And yes, you can substitute cherry juice if you can’t find the cider. Been there.)
Popular Mechanic’s Weird Thanksgiving Turkeys
One of these is a “turkey” in name and approximate shape only. I can appreciate all these alternative versions, though, since turkey is my least favorite protein and when it comes to Thanksgiving traditions, I believe firmly in the pick-and-choose method. Including side dishes simply because they’re customary doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me if they’re just going to sit in the refrigerator uneaten afterwards.
At my house this year, for example, we’re having the roast pork (lechon asado) that Latin American celebrations feature. I’m half Puerto Rican and plus, pork’s just way better than the bird. I’ve only truly enjoyed and eaten second helpings of turkey one time, and that was the year we brined it overnight and then smoked it all day. And also, I was heavily pregnant with the Sidekick that Thanksgiving, which may have been a contributing factor to the second helpings. Point being, I can commit to a complicated brine/smoke process over several days just to make boring old turkey palatable, or I can make pork roast.
Halloween + Thanksgiving = ?
Answer: Thanksgiving Maskers, apparently.