Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Turkey Day!

"Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence." ~ Erma Bombeck

Thanksgiving, a great American tradition, brings to mind parades, feasts, football, family, friendship, and above all -- gratitude.  As we all plan for the upcoming holiday, here's a few quick lists of practical and enjoyable books.

Meal Planning
The library offers oodles of cookbooks that speak to a variety of preferences and lifestyle choices.  Supplement or trade any of these more traditional titles and plan a perfect holiday meal.
New Thanksgiving Table by Diane Morgan
Thanksgiving 101 by Rick Rodgers
Betty Crocker Complete Thanksgiving Cookbook
Thanksgiving Entertaining by Lou Seibert Pappas
Gather : Memorable Menus for Entertaining..by Georgeanne Brennan
Happy Holidays from the Diva of Do-Ahead by Diane Phillips

Football Favorites
From classic to sublime; a few with DVD companions:
The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
Friday Night Lights by H. G. Bissinger
Paper Lion by George Plimpton
North Dallas Forty by Peter Gent
Carry the Rock : Race, Football, and the Soul of an American City by Jay Jennings
Pigskin Warriors : 140 Years of College Football's Greatest Traditions..by Steven Travers
The Glory Game : How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever by Frank Gifford

Books for Kids
Check out our Children's Services' holiday book section for these and other fun titles:

Five Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon
Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet
Fancy Nancy : Our Thanksgiving Banquet by Jane O'Connor
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson
An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott
One Is a Feast for Mouse by Judy Cox
Amelia Bedilia Talks Turkey by Herman Parish