Mark Bittman captured the spirit of the season so well in his recent article in the Sunday NYT.
I believe we all have people in our lives that make the world a better place.
I am really privileged to work at Kaiser Permanente. As it's the season for many of us to gather with families in the kitchen, I've looked back over my recipes for a favorite side dish for Thanksgiving dinner.
Some version of mashed potatoes is served in many homes. Here's an excellent version I first posted in 2008 modified a bit. In addition to mashed potatoes, I will be trying some of the fantastic sounding recipes from farmers in the Capay Valley just north and east of San Francisco. I have visited some of the farms there. It is a magic place on the planet. Check these out too.
Best to you.