Thanksgiving is just days away so I’m guessing many of you already have your big meal planned out. So, today I hoped I could be of help to those figuring out what to do with all of your leftover turkey. This Moroccan Stew is the perfect match for leftover Thanksgiving turkey and its matched with some of my favorite ingredients. And it’s Thanksgiving so we should be having all of our favorite things to eat, right?! Moroccan food often has a mixture of sweet and savory spices like cinnamon with coriander, and lemon with honey, and you must have couscous with every Moroccan meal! For this recipe, if you don’t have rutabagas, butternut squash or turnips, feel free to use whatever vegetables you have around the house and if you have a Moroccan spice blend you can use that instead of the spices I recommend. This stew is super easy and rewarding after a few days of intense cooking. Read on for a chance to win a cookbook from Pam Anderson at Three Many Cooks.
Before I get too far ahead of myself I want to absorb the fact that my favorite holiday is just a day away!! I can’t wait to cook and feast with some of our best friends. Also, Josh and I will be going on our annual Thanksgiving 10k run (just something we do every year to get ready for all of the eating). We’re also planning some good relaxing time, movies, games, and long walks with Henry. We might even bust out the boxed set of I Love Lucy episodes, which we do every holiday. For me, Thanksgiving is a time be restored by close friends and family and to celebrate the good relationships I have around me.
Speaking of celebrating, last night I had the pleasure of meeting Pam Anderson and her daughter Maggy, from Three Many Cooks (a mother-daughter trio blog), as she unveiled her latest cookbook (see Instagram below). It’s always a pleasure to meet people who share my love of food, but these gals were especially amazing. Pam told us her journey into authoring a cookbook and how much she connects with the home cooks around America. Her books strive to teach the busy folks around America how to make simple and flavorful meals. Pam and Maggy were both salt-of-the-earth ladies, and I could imagine that having dinner at their house would make someone feel right at home. And I’m positive Thanksgiving for Pam and her two daughters will be quite a delicious celebration!
Pam graciously offered a signed copy of her new cookbook to a reader of my blog. Leave a comment with your favorite meal using Thanksgiving leftovers for a chance to win a ‘Cook Without a Book, Meatless Meals’ by Pam Anderson. Winner will be announced in a week on Wednesday, November 30th.