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I looked at my calendar; we're up to President's day.  Do you do anything special for the occasion? When I ran a pre-school and day care I would plan a weeks worth of special menus and activities.  My grandkids are too young to care and those of us, who still live in the house, aren't really into making a special effort.  My son feels he does enough with the special sale that his employer insists upon.  He left here with a fruit and cheese tray, crackers and wine.

My husband is now in the administration office, so he doesn't do anything.  

It is fun to think of theme dinners for President's day though.  It really isn't that difficult and it perks up the week.  I'm thinking since this is the US and turkey's a part of our heritage I'm going to serve turkey for the main course.  Now corn would be good-except it's not summer and I hate frozen stuff, unless I'm desperate.  So I'm serving some jasmine rice studded with cranberries and some roasted asparagus.  These are a family favorite.  

Where does the actual Presidential part come in?  Since cherries are part of Washington's legacy-I'm going to make a cherry crisp for dessert.  Cranberries are an American thing and I'm thinking I'll serve dinner on our Southwestern stoneware with our likewise decorated flatware.  Okay, these are what we always eat off of, but I'll point out the historical fact while I'm serving the meal.

We have a wonderful tip from Unstuck!  Those of us who have food allergies-Unstuck recommends going onto the Whole Foods website for substitute products and recipe ideas!  Thank you, big time Unstuck for this very helpful foodie tool!

As for how everything will be made-come join me on Wednesday for the simple, yet tasty recipes.



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