Green Turkey Legs and Ham

As we approach the Thanksgiving Day meal that we wait for all year long, fast for a day before and regret for the week after, we're thinking of ways to "green" the menu this year. Here are a few things we came up with:
  • Make it special - send an evite!
  • Decorate with natural foliage. Head outback with some clippers, or pick up some fallen leaves on your walk home from work. 
  • Get your turkey from a local poultry farm if possible. Green Planet offers a list of eco turkey options.
  • Collect non-perishables (wine & beer, gourds, carrots, potatoes, spices, oils, candles) at a local farmers market the weekend before. Buy the rest a day or two before at an organic market.
  • Serve lots of pumpkin - it's seasonal! This recipe for pumpkin arugula salad is delicious.
  • Encourage guests to bring tupperware or have reusable ones handy. Send the leftovers home with guests, so that nothing goes to waste!
Here are some other recipes courtesy of the Consumer's Union. Happy preparing!


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