There are several advantages to using braised rather than roasted meat: When reheated it doesn't toughen or taste indefinably wrong, as a roast can; it is full of flavor from its time in the stewpot; and it comes with its own gravy from the braising process.
Is bigger always better? The people running most cafés, restaurants and supermarkets seem to think so, serving or selling larger portions of food. This trend and portion sizes keep growing in the United States and Europe.
Even if you make these with other leftover meats, you'll see how the rosemary and, especially, the juniper evoke the hunt. For Jackie and me they also evoke that long-ago dinner on a hill in northern Italy.
You're already spending a lot of time in the kitchen pouring all sorts of love into the delicious meal you're making for your crew, so why not go the extra mile and use your Thanksgiving leftovers to create a major DIY beauty moment?
During the holidays we often end up cooking and serving for 20, even if we are just 8 people having a Christmas lunch. It's the same procedure as every year: we cook and serve too much, we overfeed ourselves - and we overfeed our garbage cans.
The best time to buy wrapping paper is undoubtedly the end of December. But if didn't do that last year and you're still in need, then try these options. Although free gift wrapping services at stores are no longer the norm, you can still find it at some high-end jewelers stores.
Last week my mom asked if she could borrow some space in my large freezer chest to temporarily store some of her food. I said "yes," but I don't think either of us realized the challenge that her request would create for me.