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Plan with your kids!
Go over your Thanksgiving menu with your kids. Come up with some ideas together…or add in some of their favorite side dishes and/or desserts!
Take your kids to the supermarket…
Maybe you don’t want to take them for the full shop for your holiday dinner, but it’s a great idea to take your kids along with a smaller shopping list. Shop for the ingredients for the recipes that you picked together and try to point out some of the seasonal foods (pumpkins, butternut squash, pomegranates, etc…) that they may not normally get to see. This is a great opportunity to introduce some new foods!
A day or two ahead of the holiday, recruit your kids to help prepare some of the dishes you picked out together. Also, let them help with the preparation of a recipe they haven’t tried before. When kids get to do some of the cooking, they get really excited. They love getting their hands dirty!
Arts and crafts are always a treat during the holidays. Your kids will be very proud if you display some of their artwork on the holiday table. Have them make placemats and place cards for your guests. While they are busy decorating, have them set the table too!
Remember what you are thankful for…
Go around the table and have everyone share something that they are thankful for. This is a great tradition to start with your family that they will always remember. Enjoy!!!
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for brushing
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 1/2 onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- Freshly ground pepper
- 4 5-to-6-ounce wild salmon fillets, skin removed
Combine 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, the soy sauce, lemon juice, onion, brown sugar, garlic, sesame oil, and pepper to taste in a bowl or large resealable plastic bag. Add the salmon and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 3 hours, preferably most of the day.
Preheat the broiler and line a broiler pan with foil. Place the salmon on the foil (reserve the marinade) and brush with vegetable oil. Broil for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the salmon is opaque. Meanwhile, strain the marinade and simmer in a saucepan over medium-low heat until slightly reduced. Serve the salmon with the sauce on the side.
Photograph by Ngoc Minh Ngo