This is just a brief note to let you know the theme for the coming few weeks in the posts here on Suzi's Blog.

That picture above of the pumpkins is not just an early celebration of Halloween. It's a statement of the season we now in, perhaps kneedeep in falling leaves.

Thanksgiving has become the Great American Food Fest. It is a universal food day. No matter your ethnic or religious background, we can all become one on Thanksgiving. The planning, the shopping, and the cooking now goes on for days. People are planning now for Thanksgiving dinner or the other meals that you may share with friends and family during that busy week.

To help you, staring on Monday the 26th, you'll see a month of Thanksgiving ideas. On Monday, there will be a warm Roast Pumpkin, Golden Beet and Squash Salad for your consideration. From then on, there are main dishes, sides, desserts and appetizers that can be enjoyed on Turkey Thursday or the surrounding days.

This year, Suzi and I are looking to introduce new ideas for you and for us.I know: it's hard to conceive of a Thanksgiving table without the standard fare. And, I would be the last person to suggest no turkey or stuffing. But there are many wonderful recipes out there to share the table space and amplify your feast.

Stayed tuned. Visit us each day. and enjoy the ideas.

Oh, I said the recipes start on Monday the 26th. But on Saturday the 24th you'll find Pickled Onions and on Sunday the 25th Tangerine Sticky Ribs. Both those dishes are perfect fits for a week of family, food and festive celebration.