Thanksgiving Recipes Abound at the Library

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

The discussion around the coffee pot at the Eureka Public Library this morning centered on our upcoming Thanksgiving meals. Typical to the topic, we all have different days we’ll end up celebrating, with some of us enjoying that big meal 3 or more times in the space of the next 10 days!

The discussion around the coffee pot at the Eureka Public Library this morning centered on our upcoming Thanksgiving meals. Typical to the topic, we all have different days we’ll end up celebrating, with some of us enjoying that big meal 3 or more times in the space of the next 10 days! Of course, Thanksgiving is just the first of many “big feasting days”, combined with too many places to be, too many things to do, and no time left to think about how to cover the basics. We’ll moan and groan with each other when we return to work on the 28th but at this point, we’re still excited about what we always get excited about this time of year, namely, sharing the recipes, and trying out new ones. And working in a library means we get to see many of newest and best recipes as the books and magazines roll in this time of year!

Did you know EPLD subscribes to over 60 magazines, all of which can be checked out with a library card? Probably 85% of these magazines feature Thanksgiving or fall food recipes on the October and November covers, and contain pages of awesome ideas for special-meal eating. It’s no wonder we have food on our brains here from morning until night when we’ve been gazing at pumpkin tarts, spicy sage dressings and golden buttered turkeys for the past two months! In addition to that, we’ve added several new cookbooks created to celebrate the season, includingFood Gifts, The New Treasury of Christmas Recipes, Christmastime Sweet Treats, More Christmas Cookies, Gooseberry Patch Christmas Around the World and for those needing gluten-free recipes,The Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies Book. We already have hundreds of cookbooks on the shelves here at EPLD, but who can resist the temptation of a new recipe book?

So may I make a suggestion as you prepare to enter the holiday eating season? Visit the library! Plan to find yourself a few magazines and cookbooks to enjoy, and you’ll probably come away inspired to try new recipe or two in the “feasting days” ahead. We are thrilled to share our “stash” of good recipes with you now, and, oh yes, we’ll be happy to share our exercise DVDs in January!