Sandra Lee | 2010-11-24 14:02:40
Happy Thanksgiving (early)! I'm so excited for this year's Thanksgiving because on Thursday, I will be participating in a huge American tradition - the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I will be on the Ocean Spray Float riding with the other festive floats and gigantic, friendly balloons. You're going to need a break from the cooking, so tune into NBC at 9:00 a.m. to join in on the fun! After the parade, I am delivering meals for Meals on Wheels "City Meals" – even if you only have an hour, that's 2 deliveries and everyone helps. Take a moment to give back, you'll be happier and healthier for it, and you'll help people who really need it.
If you're still scrambling at the last minute for your Thanksgiving feast, you've come to the right place for easy and fast recipes. Start off the dinner with appetizers like Proscuitto-Tied Asparagus and Crispy Corn Fritters with Tomato Salad. To complement the turkey, serve my Tricolor Potato Salad and French Bean Casserole as sides.
Although I doubt there will be leftovers, you can enjoy it on Friday if you've still got room in your tummies in celebration of national Cake Day. On Tuesday, the Christmas special issue of Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade magazine is hitting newsstands. If you loved the Special Collector Issue of my Halloween magazine, I promise this one is just as good. You'll find food and drinks galore, great gift ideas abundance, and super simple decorating details you'll love -- I promise.
On Sunday, get ready for the holidays in December, throw a Cocktail Party -- watch "Semi-Homemade Cooking" this weekend at 11:30 a.m. EST/10:30 CT and enjoy easy, incredible canapes and cocktails that will please all your family and friends, and give you plenty of time to enjoy this season yourself.