Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Labor of Love

To me, boiled onions are my mother's signature holiday dish. They compliment all of the many fabulous flavors, from stuffing to potatoes to turkey, and no Thanksgiving would be complete without them. This year, I'll have to wait until Christmas to share this treat with my mom, but today I peeled a few dozen onions for dinner at my in-laws. Many tears were shed in spite of the candle, but every one was worth it to get that priceless taste of home.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving! Just read your blog for the last 30 minutes. You are very good. xo

  2. As Jonathan Swift once wrote,

    "This is every cook's opinion-
    no savory dish without an onion,
    but lest your kissing should be spoiled
    your onions must be fully boiled."

    How apropos!

  3. Indeed! Thank you for the perfect quote.