Coming Homing for the Holidays: The Aroma

    Coming Homing for the Holidays: The Aroma

    Nov 22, 2021

    Traditions do not always make sense, but our sense of smell tells us that eating is worth every pound we most shed in January during the holidays. In the traditions of sharing within our communities at ERA Real Solutions Realty this holiday season, check out this fantastic turkey recipe with chorizo that will make your next holiday feast a hit. Need an alternative for a picky guest? We got you covered.

    Brazilian Christmas Turkey Recipe

    Brazil is a true melting pot, and its cuisine reflects that. Though Brazil produces a large percentage of the world's beef, turkey is often the main course served on Christmas. Yet, there are bound to be regional differences in such a vast nation, and fish or pork may be more prevalent in certain places. Colored rice is a popular side dish, no matter where in the country you are, and Brazil nuts are also usually served. Dessert is all over the map — everything from Italian panettone to Portuguese rabanada (fried bread sprinkled with sugar) could make an appearance on the holiday table.

    Pimentón-Roasted Whole Turkey Breast with Chorizo


    Altered Favorites For New Traditions

    Having family and friends come over for the holidays is great. Making sure everyone's dietary needs are met is another obstacle. How do we make mom's traditional stuffing without gluten? Don't worry- sharing and evolving recipes is the tradition that makes coming home for every generation memorable for the holidays—some wonderful alternative recipes from our family to yours.

    1.     Vegan   

    Don't think your meat-eater will eat Brussels sprouts without bacon; then they have not tried this alternative Coconut Brussel Sprout recipe. The ginger, the coconut, and the crispy Brussels sprouts are a delight.

    2.     Gluten-Free Stuffing

    Start the foundation of the recipe with Trader's Joe Stuffing Mix and add your recipe to it. It has all the same flavors as the tradition and less bloating for everyone later.

    3.     Healthy Oatmeal Cookies.

    The variations are endless. Applesauce as the sugar option might help the kids sleep at night.              

    Bonus: Toilet Paper Included

    Home for the holidays might mean seeing the Farmer's Almanac in the bathroom of your older family members.

    Did You Know?

    Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.


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