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Monday, November 21, 2011

Celebrating Thanksgiving

I have been a vegetarian for several years now. In fact, I don't really remember what turkey tastes like. Nonetheless, over the years, it has been fun to establish new Thanksgiving traditions while also incorporating old ones. So, on Thursday, this is what I'll be preparing for the big meal:

  • My mom's cranberry salad (oranges, apples. celery, pecans, and cranberries in jello)
  • Crispy cheese wafers
  • Fake turkey
  • Mushroom gravy
  • Wild rice stuffing with goat cheese
  • Roasted yams
  • Peas
  • Homemade pumpkin/butternut squash pie

For those of you who are preparing birds on Thursday, Bob in our Reference department shared the USDA's Seasonal Food Safety fact sheet for turkeys. Be sure to consult this useful list of tips and advice for making sure all of your friends and family survive the holiday!

Finally, I would like to remind you that the library will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2011. We will also be closed on Friday, November 25, 2011 as the entire staff of the Des Plaines Public Library takes an unpaid furlough day arranged to help the library meet its budget constraints during hard times.

Remember that you can still place holds and renew books from the library catalog and download ebooks and eaudiobooks from MyMediaMall. while the library is closed.

Have a happy holiday!

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