Happy Thanksgiving

Good Wednesday everyone and the day before we all stuff ourselves with fabulous food! Do any of us eat like that the rest of the year?

There are certain foods that only appear on my dinner table until the holidays. Fresh cranberry sauce is one such dish. I love it. And of course, the bird itself. I’ll eat turkey sandwiches throughout the year, but never do I think of having a whole bird any other time of the year.

And when does everyone eat? Growing up, we used to eat earlier in the day, which allows for a great nap and then “leftovers” for dinner later in the evening.

This year, I’ve been blessed with an invitation to have dinner elsewhere and I do not have to cook. While I love the idea of not cooking, I am filled with mixed emotions about it as well. I just love to cook. And not only that, I love leftovers, especially the carcass of the bird because I make a homemade smoked turkey stock and then a Thai Soup. I’m attaching the soup recipe below. I made it for a friend one year, who when she first heard about it, the look on her face said she wasn’t going to like it. Then, after she had it for lunch the next day, she called me to rave about it and now she gets a pint every year!

The recipe came to me from the Richmond Times-Dispatch many years ago and has become a yearly staple. I highly recommend you try it.

Before I post the recipe, I want to say how thankful I am. My fundraising dinner went well. I served a great dinner to 14 hungry diners, and a representative from FeedMore attended and was able to speak to their cause. I look forward to planning another one for next year. Hope to see you there.

I also want to say how thankful I am for my children, Caitlyn and Watson Fralin, pictured here. It has been wonderful watching these two grow into the great young adults they are. I love you both.

And last we hope you’ll keep The Green Kitchen in mind for any of your cooking needs. From weekly ready-made healthy meals to catering, we listen to our clients and “cater” to them specifically. Give us a try! You won’t be disappointed. cheftammy@greenkitchenrichmond.com or 804-687-7099.  And as promised, here’s that great recipe:

ThaiTurkeySoup

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