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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
That’s right folks, it’s not just a waffle or pancake staple anymore. Pull up a seat, dust off that old cookbook and prepare to add a splash of sweet maple nectar from a syrup bottle to nearly every Thanksgiving dish this year.
Food.com brings us this apparent, imitation of a holiday entrée. Also referred to as, Oamc Dump (I googled “Oamc,” it roughly translates to “once a month cooking,” which actually doesn’t make it sound any better), this dish can be made from frozen chicken breast, apples, a few random odds and ends (an entire onion!) and what else, straight from the syrup bottle, maple syrup!
Baked Spiced Butternut Squash with Apples and Maple Syrup
Is it just me, or does anyone else have a difficult time liking butternut squash in the first place? Then throw some “spice” in the mix. What kind of spice are we talking about? Cinnamon or Cayenne? There’s a big difference! Next comes apples (perfectly capable of serving as a delicious snack, solo) and finally the syrup bottle moves in for the concluding touch, a maple glaze (presumably to cover the taste of everything else). Thanks for this addition, yummly.
What’s the worst thing about the holidays? It’s not the cold weather, or even the busy, traffic-filled streets. You may spend the entire year dodging crazy aunt Beatrice who is still grieving over the death of her hamster, but your holiday chats really aren’t that bad. The doom and gloom of Thanksgiving radiates from a small but powerful beverage. Don’t let the fact that your favorite coffee shop hangout is closed on Thanksgiving; ruin your delectable, maple-filled holiday. Take control of your life (or just control of the syrup bottle) and make your own maple latte. Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal debuted the beverage last year. Just tell yourself they’re too sweet for it not to be good.
Maple-Glazed Turkey with Gravy
Apparently Epicurious is a place for people who love to eat… maple. On the off chance that you haven’t had enough of the sweet and luscious liquid, feel free to pour the syrup bottle (might as well empty it, it doesn’t matter) over the turkey, ensuring each bite of your meal is made complete with a hint of maple syrup.
Hard Maple Syrup Candy
It doesn’t matter how much food you ingest during Thanksgiving dinner, three hours after the feast you will no doubt become snacky. Be sure to save your last syrup bottle to whip up a stack of hard maple syrup candy (Slashfood’s recipe) to have on hand for when the munchies hit.
Just writing this has given me a stomach ache, then again, ‘tis the season. Food aside, take the opportunity the holiday brings to soak up the beauty of fall and reconnect with friends and loved ones you’re thankful for. If that doesn’t pan out, a syrup bottle does have multiple uses (though I’d love to see a syrup bottle battle on YouTube, CPS does not encourage violence). Happy holidays!
Share your favorite (or most sickening) maple syrup Thanksgiving dish in the comments!
I’m a writer at heart, who got swept up in an intriguing industry. I learned the ropes of CPS products along with budding packagers through our customer support call center. Then I gained insight into why people love to do business with us while working with clients in Sales Support. Now, I get to encapsulate my daily packaging discoveries in writing and share them with you. Life is good.
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I grew up in the packaging industry working for Container & Packaging Supply. I've been a bottle printer, order picker, delivery driver, graphic artist, and warehouse manager, all before I graduated from college! Following graduation I worked as the Art Director of a radio conglomerate in a top 25 market. I came back to what I love.
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Like every young boy, I wanted to sell bottles when I grew up. The fulfillment of this life-long dream was met in 2004 when I came to CPS. Aside from the glitz and the glamour that naturally accompanies containers, I have enjoyed many aspects of the business. I have dabbled in warehouse, customer support, sales, marketing, and HR. Basically, I am delightful and dreamy. Oh! I forgot to mention - I have a ton of friends and admirers. Yet, it is in my deep-seeded humility where I really shine.
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