Happy Thanksgiving, Canadian readers! May your meals this weekend be immensely satisfying. Here is this week’s list of Thanksgiving-related blog posts and other links from my favourite corners of the web.
Are Potatoes Good for You? Thanksgiving is one of those meals when I don’t worry about the nutritional content of my dinner in any way. I think it can be healthy to eat food based solely on how much pleasure it gives you every once in a while. With that being said, this was still a fascinating look at the latest research on how potatoes affect the human body. Spoiler alert! Depending on how they’re prepared, they can be very good for you as a regular part of one’s diet.
A Case for Canned Cranberry Sauce: Defending Thanksgiving’s Most Controversial Side Dish. Yesterday I made fresh cranberry sauce for the first time and learned that I do not like the homemade version of this dish at all. This came as a bit of surprise to me since I don’t mind the canned version. How do you all feel about cranberry sauce?
Vintage Photo Tuesday-Celebrating Thanksgiving Part 2. There’s something so interesting to me about seeing the way previous generations celebrated various holidays. The photo that had a table full of desserts was my favourite one. Either they were meant to serve a very large family or the person who made them really loved desserts! Either way, they looked amazing.
How to Make Thanksgiving Top-12 Allergen Free and Fun for All! This is such great advice. My Thanksgiving dinner is going to be completely dairy-free as usual, and I’m going to try to keep soy out of the equation as well this year. I can only imagine how complicated meal planning would be for groups of people who have multiple allergies or food intolerances.
Thanksgiving Feast. Humans might not be the only ones having a feast today.
You know what I found out recently?
My mom won’t pay for a can of pumpkin because it costs more than the price of tea in China.