Our Communities November 22, 2021

Coming Homing for the Holidays: The Aroma

Although traditions may not always appear logical, the aroma of holiday food reminds us that it is worth the extra pounds we gain in January. At ERA Real Solutions Realty this holiday season, we believe in sharing with our communities, and we have a fantastic turkey recipe enhanced with chorizo to make your next holiday feast unforgettable. And if you have a picky eater among your guests, don’t worry. We have got you covered!


Check out this tremendous 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 appear on the holiday table.


The recipe is attached: Pimentón-Roasted Whole Turkey Breast with Chorizo


Altered Favorites For New Traditions for Allergy Concerns~

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   


If you think your meat-eater won’t eat Brussels sprouts without bacon, they haven’t tried this alternative Coconut Brussels Sprout recipe. The ginger, coconut, and crispy 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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