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Thanksgiving is next week and my mind is on it. We've got some books that can help you prepare for the holiday whether you are cooking, decorating or traveling. We've even got some things on how to deal with your relatives!
I'll mention Paula Deen as someone who's cooking I am trying not to emulate. But if you are interested - we've got Paula Deen Celebrates!. Her cooking tends to use a lot of butter and is delicious but not necessarily healthy!
What I'm thinking more about is the Cooking Light Holiday Cookbook or Hungry Girl Happy Hour: 75 recipes for amazingly fantastic guilt-free cocktails and party foods.
I remember making a pinecone turkey for a Thanksgiving centerpiece as a kid. Kids crafts for Thanksgiving have gone way beyond that! Check out All New Crafts for Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day Crafts. For the grown-ups, check out Martha's Classic Thanksgiving on DVD.
Thanksgiving is based in the history of our country. I have always been moved by the story of Squanto. This is definitely one to share with your children, to give the holiday more perspective. Check out The Story of Squanto: first friend to the pilgrims. And your kids will love Two Bad Pilgrims - the story of John and Francis Billington who were two brothers who arrived on the Mayflower. They caused a lot of trouble back in the day and this book shares some of their hilarious exploits in a comic book format.
Deborah Tannen's I Only Say This Because I Love You may be an inroads to understanding some family relationship issues. Listen to David Sedaris' Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim to gain some perspective, have a lot of belly laughs and feel better about your loved ones.
It may be a little late for major trips, but with a few days off, you might take a day trip with your family or friends. Fun with the Family in Northern California, Best Places in Northern California and Grassroutes Northern California Wine Country are just a few of the many books we have on travel in the area.
Whatever your plans are for next week - here's wishing you alll a Happy Thanksgiving!