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"The true essentials of a feast are only fun and feed."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Welcome to the November issue of Seasoned Cooking. This month, we're doing our best to help you prepare for the feasts featured in the month and those to come. We start by encouraging couples and small families to tackle the challenge of Thanksgiving dinner in Thanksgiving for Two. Setting aside rules that might dictate a huge roasted turkey, this feature article offers main dish ideas ranging from Cornish game hens to chicken in a creamy champagne sauce. If you're looking for some side dishes to accompany your special meal, check out Victoria's Vegetarian Victuals. There are so many ideas there, you're bound to find something perfect -- whether you're serving two or twenty!
Whether you're thinking about treats for Thanksgiving or entertaining for future holidays, you'll also want to get some great appetizer ideas from Phil's International Flair. There's everything from a smoked salmon dip to savory stuffed mushrooms for you and your guests. If the thought of entertaining guests makes you start to sweat, you'll want to take some hints from our guide to Preparing for the Holidays. With a few simple steps, you'll be ready for entertaining without the stress.
Before I leave you to tackle the issue, I want to take this opportunity to welcome Rochalle Rooks to the Seasoned Cooking family. Rochalle will be sharing household hints and tips at the Cooking Corner -- a fun-filled comic strip! Welcome aboard, Rochalle!
With that said, I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving -- wherever you are! Here's to a seasoned lifestyle.