After enrolling in a once-a-week weight loss program, one Grand Forks woman has the skinny on how to stay healthy and fit during the holiday. In April 2010 Kathie Howes, an accountant at UND, enrolled in a local Weight Watchers group. She and the group meet weekly. Group members share recipes and lifestyle tips, like how to withstand temptation at Thanksgiving. “We give each other ideas of how to survive the holiday,” she said.
Thanksgiving Day is what its name implies: a day to give thanks for the blessings we receive during the year. Originally, this day was set aside to give thanks for a plentiful harvest. But modern Thanksgiving observances not only celebrate Earth’s bounty but also all good fortune. Families gather together for big dinners and reunions. Surprisingly, the first Thanksgiving observance did not involve food. But less than a year after the Plymouth colonists settled in America, they held a three-day harvest festival complete with ducks, geese, clams, plums, leeks, cornbread, and, yes, turkey.
Newspapers in Education with Sue Lindlauf
, November 22, 2011
I like to brine my turkeys in any standard recipe available over the Internet. Usually I use a cooler and soak them for a couple of days. It is really juicy, and I would urge your readers to try it. I also like to bake the turkey in a standard oven and then finish it over charcoal with some soaked apple wood to throw on the coals. The resulting flavor and nearly red-coppery hued skin is worth the effort.
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