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Tuesday's Cupboard—Thanksgiving Essentials 2013

Getting back to basics with an excellent menu from the NYT

It's everything you'll need for a fab Thanksgiving dinner!

Click HEREfor a superb interactive Thanksgiving menu from New York Times food & dining writers, (the elegant) Julia Moskin & (the darn cute) Melissa Clark.

The Basics
They start with the basic categories of every Thanksgiving meal.  

•  Simple Roast Turkey
•  Stuffing
•  Gravy
•  Cranberry Sauce
•  Potatoes
•  Orange Veggies
•  Green Veggies
•  Pie

At our house, appetizers & a garnish tray brimming with home-canned treats & deli specialties are essentials, so feel free to add in your own traditional favorites.

Julia & Melissa provide us with traditional favorites, plus a couple of alternatives in each category.  Even if you already have your menu planned, the videos (about 1:30 each) are worth a watch.  Oh man...they will inspire and make you hungry all at the same time!

Their dry rub for the turkey looks wonderful, and I think I will try dry brining…