I am currently cooking through the Thanksgiving section of Ree Drummond’s newest book called The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays. I will be brining and cooking a turkey later in the week and preparing dishes like Giblet Gravy, Turkey Tetrazzini, and a Turkey Panini. I only have a few days to finish the Thanksgiving section before I have to start the Christmas one. I hope today is a memory making Thanksgiving for all of you and your families.
Today’s Recipe and Location: Bruschetta Chicken
Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog
Bruschetta Chicken sounds wonderful except for all of the tomatoes. Ree actually uses two types of tomatoes which really do make for a pretty dish, but with my tomato allergy, this one is just a no for me. If you are a tomato or Bruschetta lover, go ahead and try this gem.
On October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day would be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. (I had never heard that information).
In 1940, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving to the third Thursday in November because of pressure from retailers. This was done to give the citizens more shopping days between the holidays, thus boosting the economy.
I obtained these fun facts to know and share from the youtube video: http://www.teachertube.com/video/first-thanksgiving-133299
I did check these facts out on online and they appear to be true. I love learning something new!
Irksome Ideas and Images
Now that I am going to brine and cook my first turkey, I am irritated that I haven’t been baking a turkey regularly. Why are we only making the “Thanksgiving meal” one or two times during the year? Is it so we have a tradition on holidays? I just don’t get it.