Well just in time. The weather has changed and the mornings are cold enough now that I don't roll out of bed for a hill climb on my mountain bike as easily as I did in July. Forbes Magazine must have known that my fitness regime might be suffering from a tiny ambition problem so they were good enough to run a piece on fall's most fattening goods. The link is problematic, too, undoubtedly due to the firewalls we run here at Bellemaison, so I'm linking to Slashfood, who notes the laundry list of caloric roads to hell. I actually felt pretty good about it all, because I don't eat any of the foods on the list, except for turkey stuffing, which we refer to here as turkey dressing. Dressing, we call it.
We call it dressing and make it in a big dutch oven on top of the stove, bake it in buttered pan and bring it out as just one more carb alternative when we already have baked rolls and bread, mashed potatoes, fixed yams and provided about a dozen snacks for the TV for the pre-dinner line up on Thanksgiving Day. The Bellemaison Turkey Dressing is made with butter, celery, onion, sage, dried bread, milk, salt and pepper. No apples. No damn sausage. No giblets, no gizzards, no neck meats! Nothing that can't be clearly identified as one of the aforementioned. We're purists here and stick to the basic fundamentals of Thanksgiving: good food, fresh food, lots of food, salt, fat and sugar. Give thanks for 'em.
The only other thing that gives me pause on the list are the mention of those wings. We have been known to order out for wings from Northern Lights, a local microbrewery, as they are exceptional. We go with ranch dressing and really appreciate that they hand cut the carrots and celery to order, which are exceptionally fresh and appealing. But if Forbes magazine says wings are not part of a bright financial future, well then, they're ghandi.
The 'Kan EWA