10 Things to Eat This Thanksgiving . . .

Yeah, yeah, yeah . . . this the season for turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie (which I am still positive no one in the history of the world has actually liked/enjoyed) and you have to spend six or eight hours cooking and prepping the mandatory foods of the holiday for what totals 30 - 45 minutes of people eating and pretending to enjoy it to turn around and complain, immediately after, about how full they are.

So here is my suggestion . . . deviate from the norm. Eat something better this Thanksgiving. Need inspiration? Try these:
  1. Toast with Peanut Putter and All-Fruit Preserves. The extra-toasty kind that is not burned but is completely devoid of moisture. Preferably a multi-grain bread with unrefined flour and a thick layer of crunchy peanut putter and a thin spread of ideally tart-fruit preserves like these.
  2. Scrambled Eggs. For breakfast. That day. Every day. So good.
  3. Rotisserie Chicken. Remember that movie "Girl Interrupted"? I love a rotisserie chicken way, way more than that. You should, too. It is nearly perfect alone and pairs well with just about everything.
  4. Grilled Cookies. Yeah. You read that correctly. Get some coals good and hot with a mixture of briquettes and wood chunks then put the dough on a skillet and watch - closely. They'll go from raw to black quickly if you don't pay attention and you don't want to screw that up.
  5. Holiday Spice Tea from the Spice Merchant. Forget the Pumpkin Spice Latte THIS is the flavor of the season. Not from Wichita? You can order it here.
  6. Turkey Pot Pie. The closest you should come to that trite stuff everyone else will be gorging on.
  7. Delivery Pizza. On an occasion when hours and hours will be spent making tons and tons of food there is no greater nose-thumbing than ordering a pizza and sitting on the couch binging Netflix while you wait for it to show up. Delicious and simple.
  8. Mozzarella Sticks. Because you're 12 on the inside. 
  9. Fruit Salad. I love a good fruit salad, served icy cold and with just enough fruit juices to keep it interesting. Best served in a coffee mug.
  10. Hummus. I mean COME ON - you had to see that one coming. TOO delicious to not eat all the time.
So that's it. Go get something yummy before having to endure the trappings of the holiday.