Recipes: Lynn Greene's classic turkey dinner
LAGRANGE Traditions are what help define any special time in a family, and Thanksgiving is a perfect example. As such, I suggest you think carefully before making any changes to those time-honored ways of doing things.
Make a goose instead of a turkey? Heavens no. Eliminate the marshmallows from the sweet potatoes? I bet some of your guests will object (most likely the youngest ones). What about adding raisins to the usually plain dressing? Yikes! I wouldn’t want to see that dinner table conversation.
My point is, people like the customary things to stay the same. For Thanksgiving, we all tend to want what we have become accustomed to and most often that is whatever our own family has created as a tradition throughout the years.
If you really want to change something, I suggest offering two choices — the traditional dressing, same as it ever was, and then a second batch with the fancy figs, raisins and walnuts ... RECIPES HERE
Senior Editor Lynn Greene writer the weekly food column in Walworth County Sunday.