Home for the Holidays
SOUNDS WARM AND COZY, BUT THE FIRST TIME HOST OR HOSTESS CAN REALLY FEEL THE HEAT!
any of us have fond memories of Thanksgiving – great food and desserts, family, conversations and
football games that will last all day. As children we look forward to a day of play with our cousins, but as
adults we fear our first attempt at hosting the family dinner. If you find yourself in this situation, relax.
The library has many resources to help you out.
Holiday Entertaining Essentials: Thanksgiving Sides: Delicious Ideas for
Easy Holiday Celebrations. Cincinnati, OH: F W Media, 2011. Electronic
While most of us have the main dishes figured out, coming up with creative side dishes is
often a problem. This book offers 25 recipes to take the ho-hum out of sides. Recipes
include Honey-Glazed Beets, pasta with butternut squash, and seasoned wild rice with
apple. Your friends and family will marvel at your culinary genius!
Holiday Entertaining Essentials: Thanksgiving Desserts: Delicious Ideas for Easy
Holiday Celebrations. Cincinnati, OH: F W Media, 2011. Electronic book.
Of course Thanksgiving calls to mind the traditional pumpkin pie with generous portions of
whipped cream on top. For those who don’t necessarily care for the traditional pumpkin pie,
this book offers tasty alternatives, including clove-scented baked apples and butterscotch pie.
Taylor, Kelley. Holiday Decorating for Dummies. Hoboken: Wiley,
2003. Electronic book.
As important as the food, the decorating sets the mood for the day. While
decorating can be expensive,
This book provides crafty alternatives to designer looks. According to the author
Thanksgiving provides you with a color palette. Take your imagination and run