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Leda Meredith

Thanksgiving Recipes To Go

By November 15, 2012

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Many of us are traveling to visit family and friends for this year's Thanksgiving feast. Here are some dishes you can prepare ahead and contribute to the meal even if you are flying thousands of miles (warning: you cannot take these in your carry on. TSA once confiscated all the homemade preserves I was traveling with. It's worth checking your suitcase!).

For the relish tray, try Curried Cauliflower Pickles, Mediterranean Pickled Green Beans, or Spicy Pickled Carrots.

Rosemary Infused Oil and Rosemary Salt are two quickly made recipes that preserve the flavor and fragrance of fresh rosemary better than drying it. Add a recipe card or tag that suggests using both with roasted root vegetables or chicken.

Spiced Cranberry Sauce and Jellied Cranberry Sauce are traditional, but this Pumpkin - Pear Preserve recipe is a more unusual take on classic late autumn ingredients. So is Tawny Port and Pear Butter, which is great on toast at a next-day brunch.

And speaking of the day after, don't toss out those turkey bones - make Turkey Bone Soup Stock. Okay, that's probably not something you're going to travel with. But if you're the host rather than the visitor, it's a delicious way to make the most of every last bit of your Thanksgiving turkey (and if you're traveling, share the recipe with your host!).

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