Since we are soon approaching Thanksgiving, I am bringing back this post about the MOST important food of the day, Mashed Potatoes. Read all about it.
What do you really need?
The question came up this week when my friend Chef Gordon Naccarato posted a question on his award-winning Pacific Grill Blog (http://blog.pacificgrilltacoma.com/) about sweet potato casserole with marshmallows: Necessity or abomination?
It got me to thinking about Thanksgiving necessities. For example, I’d be delighted with a large stuffed salmon over a turkey, especially accompanied by a largish platter of Penn Cove Selects as an appetizer. Pecan pie, cherry, or key lime could sub in for punkin and I’d be fine with that. Stuffing? Make mine bread, cornbread, oyster…it’s all good to me. Veggies? Brussels sprouts are the tradition around my home, but I’m good with lots of options there. Sufferin’ succotash anyone?
If you’re like me (and I know I am), it’s all good. Still, there is one Thanksgiving dish upon which there can be no discussion, no compromise, no negotiation. One dish so modest…
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