lets not talk turkey


The carving. The leftovers. The endless stuffing. Actually, you adulation the stuffing, cranberries and turkey trimmings. However, it’s been seven age and you apperceive your family will hurl the turkey out the window if they accept to eat the bird one added Christmas (and never apperception the lectures about starving children in Ethiopia—or bigger yet, send them the turkey if you can amuse it buttoned up security.)

The Pilgrims and your third-grade teacher started something by preaching the turkey gospel. But if you didn’t accept turkey—as your vegetarian friends remind you, it’s so much bigger than Ample Macs— what would you serve?

Some ideas:


  • Lasagna—it’s always a crowd-pleaser.

  • Slice avocadoes and combine with sliced cucumbers, chopped blooming olives, diced tomatoes, and sliced onions for a winter bittersweet/blooming salad.

  • Serve Mexican and accept a “Feliz Navidad” affair.

  • Serve Holiday Noodles—Thai, lo mein, crispy, or egg noodles tossed with scallions and covered with bittersweet curry powder or bittersweet pepper.

  • Amuse your Omega-3 boost from salmon, fabricated festive with salsa and guacamole toppings.

  • Accomplish a “Christmas pizza”: blooming peppers, tomatoes, goat cheese, blooming olives…let your imagination amble agrarian!


Of course, don’t forget the Christmas cookies!

Adore the turkey-chargeless healthy and tasty holiday traditions you’ve created.

Copyright Kristin Johnson.

Kristin Johnson is co-author of the “highly recommended” Midwest Book Analysis pick, Christmas Cookies Are For Giving: Stories, Recipes and Tips for Manufacture Heartwarming Gifts (ISBN: 0-9723473-9-9). A downloadablemedia equipment is available at our Interlacing site, www.christmascookiesareforgiving.com, or e-mail the publisher (http://www.bakingchristmascookies.com.

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Originall posted October 9, 2012