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November 20, 2013

You can’t have Indian pudding if you don’t eat your meat

As I planned the Thanksgiving Day feast for my family this year, I kept feeling like something was missing. After the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, there are additional things my family must have or they will stage a coup d’etat. Among those items are noodles, yeast rolls, sweet potato casserole and pecan pie. Because I am a mom, I feel compelled to add in green beans and carrots, but they are the red-headed stepchildren to the real stars of the show. In spite of the fact that my menu was filled with delicious dishes sure to make my family feel loved, I was bored. Then an email showed up in my inbox, and I can now call my menu complete. Did you know that there is a food called Indian pudding? Until last week, I was completely unaware. According to foodimentary.com, which informed me of this wonderful-sounding dessert, native Indian pudding is so named because the main ingredient is cornmeal, which used to be called Indian meal. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.

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