Confession: When I graduated from college, I couldn’t find a job. Given the lack of options at hand, I boldly went where far too many graduates have gone before. I took a job as a beverage cart girl at Cowboy’s Golf Course. Yeah…Hey, I can hear you snickering! Moving on! So there I was, the day before Thanksgiving, driving my beverage cart up to the next hole when a pack of turkeys bolted across tee box number four, gobbly gobbeling at the top of their lungs. True story.
I checked the news to see if the pack might have been escapees from an overturned turkey truck somewhere, but no. They were real, wild turkeys. The next day I gathered around the family table. Unfortunately, my turkey encounter was the highlight of the meal. At least, it certainly wasn’t the food. My mom made “healthy” versions of our fave dishes, including pecan pie with stevia . . . blech! **We defined healthy differently back then***
Where was I? Right. Health. Now, I am all for healthy food, but there are some things that just shouldn’t be messed with. Like pie. And green bean casserole, stuffing, candied yams, cranberry sauce and gravy. Or should they?
Jenny at Nourished Kitchen has created a holiday cooking course featuring our favorite recipes real food style. And she’s giving away a FREE Mini-Lesson to prepare you for Thanksgiving! No refined flours, sweeteners, or oils. Just whole, nourishing ingredients. Unlike the stevia pie debacle, these recipes will undoubtedly melt in your mouth. Jenny is my FAVORITE real food blogger for one reason: Her recipes never fail me. Like, um, never. If she says I make healthy sugar cookies (class #3) that will delight my little ones, I know I can.
Recreating Our Traditions
When Katie grows up and moves away I want to give her a recipe book filled with photos and handwritten memories: The carrot cake we made for her first birthday, her favorite rye crackers, fig canapes and more. Wherever she goes, she will be able to recreate a little bit of home. Unfortunately, most of the recipes from my childhood are full of JUNK.
Until now I’ve been able to eat the junk and leave it off her plate. But she’s old enough to notice now and it’s time to make a change. Tis’ the season for sugar cookies, pumpkin pies, and buttermilk gingerbread. We’ll doing the whole nine yards with Jenny’s help.
The full course includes more than 50 menus and more than 175 holiday recipes, plus shopping tips and video tutorials. You can pay to get the whole course (10 classes for $89). Use coupon code NK20 for 20% off
Sign up for individual classes at just $15 each.
Registration ends November 30, so go check out the classes and see what churns your butter.
Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Nourished Kitchen. Jenny is my favorite food blogger, but even though I send her fan mail I still have to pay for my classes ; – )