I love to cook. I don’t often have the time to try new recipes or make some of my more complicated favorites, though; other duties interfere and most nights I end up making quick and simple dishes. Which is fine, but I welcome the holidays as a time to cook a bit more elaborate fare.
One of the things about being a cook is that you need people to eat your food. So naturally, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. What’s not to love? Good food, time to cook it in, and people eager to eat what you’ve made for them, I tend to be pretty traditional when it comes to my Thanksgiving menu – no deep-fried turkeys for me, thanks – but I like to mix it up occasionally with the side dishes. I’m thinking of making brussel sprouts this year, and I’m looking for a good dessert recipe. I made pumpkin cheesecake every year for years, and while it’s delicious, it’s also pretty heavy after a big meal. I’ve experimented with some lighter desserts but haven’t settled on one that I love. Maybe I’ll go back to plain old pumpkin pie; it’s not exciting but it is yummy.
What about you – do you enjoy cooking as a hobby, or do you prefer to be the taste-tester and stay out of the kitchen entirely? Do you have any favorite Thanksgiving recipes? Is your family traditional or adventurous when it comes to your Thanksgiving menu? Please share in the comments!