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How to celebrate everything : recipes and rituals for birthdays, holidays, family dinners, and every day in between
Rosenstrach, Jenny author.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
Physical Description:
xxix, 288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"From the creator of the popular blog and book Dinner: A Love Story and author of the New York Times bestseller Dinner: The Playbook comes a warm and inviting guide with more than one hundred time-tested recipes and a host of inspiring ideas for turning birthdays, holidays, and everyday occasions into cherished traditions. "Families crave rituals, " says Jenny Rosenstrach, and by rituals she means not just the big celebrations--Valentine's Day dinners, Mother's Day brunches, Thanksgiving feasts--but the little ones we may not even realize are rituals: A platter of deluxe nachos on Super Bowl Sunday or a bowl of creamy mashed potatoes after every braces-tightening session. Whether simple or elaborate, daily or annually, these rituals all serve the same purpose for Rosenstrach: to bring comfort, connection, and meaning to everyday family life. Recipes here are organized into groupings unique to Rosenstrach but familiar to everyone: Our Family Rituals (think tomato sandwiches for lunch after a family walk to the market, or homemade popovers on sleepover mornings); Holidays We Didn't Invent, including Friday Challah and Easter Ham (yes, both, more on that inside); a Halloween Launch Party for trick-or-treaters, featuring a self-serve simmering pot of Chicken Chorizo Chili. A section on Birthdays includes Rosenstrach's legendary chocolate frosted "mud" cake as well as a one-size-fits-all party planner with menus that do not rely on pizza. Lastly, in Family Dinners you'll find celebratory Sunday meals (Soy-Glazed Grilled Pork Chops, Harissa Roasted Chicken, Summer Cobbler) alongside Rosenstrach's signature easy weeknight fare (Crispy Chickpeas and Yogurt, Shrimp Tacos with Avocado "Butter, " and vegetable-packed Burrito Bowls)--all of which translate to prime quality time with the family. In this digital, overscheduled age, How to Celebrate Everything helps families slow down, capture the moments that matter--and eat well while doing it"--
General Note:
Includes index.
Introduction. Why rituals? -- Holidays we didn't invent. "Everything" ; Easter ham ; The edible gift ritual (Valentine's day, Mother's day, Father's day ; Fourth of July, aka cousinland ; Halloween launch party ; On Thanksgiving traditions ; How to avoid empty celebration syndrome ; The holiday party ; My dad's genius entertaining trick ; Christmas in Virginia ; Fancy-pants dinner (New Year's Eve) -- Our family rituals. The walk to the farmer's market ; The one-on-one date ; Fruit first thing ; Pickling ; Lunch with Dad ; The sleepover breakfast ; Vacation rituals ; Miracle mashed potatoes ; Après ski -- Birthdays. Abby's birthdaypalooza ; Andy's birthday breakfasts ; Jenny's mud cake ; Phoebe's ice cream cake ; Pick a country, any country ; A sane parent's guide to throwing an at-home birthday party -- Family dinners. Did I ever tell you...? ; Sunday dinners ; Eating in front of the TV ; After-dinner rituals ; On signature dinners -- In conclusion. Rituals and holidays organized by calendar.
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