Happy Thanksgiving Prep Day!

Today I don’t want to write about teacher unions and you don’t want to read about them, so get the last of your shopping done and start that turkey work.

I’m making my world-famous turkey with chiles recado. The National Turkey Federation (the folks who supply the White House turkeys) has a recipe, but I substitute red Fresnos and habañeros for chilacas.

It makes for an excellent Thanksgiving meal, but the best part is what you can do with the leftovers. Turkey burritos and turkey chili have a built-in blast of heat that only gets more powerful with time. Fortunately I have a six-pack of liquid aloha to wash it all down.

Thanks for reading and enjoy your holiday. I know I will.