Friday, November 28, 2008

Eat It As It Is

Jill Hunter Pellettieri wants you to skip the fancy turkey recipes.

Do not be tempted by that recipe for turkey and leek risotto. Those stringy last bits of gristle and meat that cling to your bird are better suited to the raccoons who rummage through your garbage. Do you really want to morph the centerpiece of your most ceremonial meal of the year into turkey bundles (stuffed with turkey, cream cheese, dill weed, and water chestnuts, among other things)?

I'm not saying to abandon leftovers entirely. On the contrary: Embrace them. Just don't turn them into some bastardized concoction. Enjoy them for what they are.

1 comment:

Dale said...

This is what bugs me about Thanksgiving, or one of the things -- the constant perceived need to up the ante year after year by making an ever more elaborate meal. Why? Just keep it basic!

Not that I eat turkey anyway ...