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A Homeschooled Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 23, 2005
First, I hope you all out there have a joyful Thanksgiving! It surely can be hard, what with financial pressures and job market instabilities. We had an oh-so lovely visit from Santa Greenspan and now we will have to work even harder ($200 a month harder) to stay where we were treading water just last month. Nice of him wasn't it?

ANYWAYS, frugality is always something I admire and aspire to.

For this year's Thanksgiving, Q and I will be working together to create the feast.

She will get a chance to make apple and pumpkin pastry purses (two different kinds, not together), a baked brie, snap beans and help me steam them, steam/prep other veggies, make a bechamel sauce, makes the cranberry sauce from cranberries - oranges - ginger, prep the turkey and learn about how best to do that, and cook said bird without drying it to jerky.

She has been preparing for this by browsing our cooking techniques book (with amazing pics of "how to").

Encyclopedia of Cooking Skills and Techniques
Encyclopedia of Cooking Skills and Techniques

She is also browsing our Culinary Institute of America's text book "The Professional Chef".

As well as our Professional Patry chef book:

These are both text books at the Culinary Institute of America and excellent resource books for much of what one would want to learn about cooking!

We will also do a photo-documentary of Q's work, so Stay Tuned!

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  • Yeah, things in our area (Detroit area) are really shaky with the GM closings. My husband's job isn't affected, he works in news, but there are a lot of people whose lives will be devastated this holiday season.

    By Blogger Gem, at 7:36 PM  
  • I am glad to hear that you all will not loose a job but it sure must be super scary to live in the area where so many around you will be affected.

    My industry (biotech) has been adversely affected for some years now (5 years, give or take) and it can be pretty tough to find a stable job. Its the same really across most fields these days! Job market is so soft!

    I know that Pfizer now doesnt hire perm, they just do short term contracts.

    Oh dont get me started! :-)

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    By Blogger nika, at 7:50 PM  
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