Well Thanksgiving has come and gone. But all across the country people are still celebrating with family and friends. Here are some of the dishes that were prepared at my house. The famous poppop stuffing (my husbands granfather) this is by far the best stuffing made with different loafs of bread, stock,sausage and some other secret ingredients. My husband’s yummy cranberry sauce, which this year he added apples. Garlic and butter mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, turkey was seasoned with thyme, sage, parsley, rosemary, butter etc., brandy brown sugar glazed baby carrots, shallots & almond green beans, also my little nephew who is 1 1/2 has PKU so we had some sweet potatoes made just for him to enjoy and they were super yummy. The center piece on my table was a vase filled with water, fresh cranberries with a floating candle. We had a variety of starters from different cheeses to veggies. And of course, the wine was in abundance. It was a great time, and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving as well.
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As you can see, even on vacation, I am playing a bit of catch up. Your dinner looks so yummy. Don’t you wonder why people have secret family recipes. I know in my family some of those recipes have gone to the grave unfortunately. 🙂
My grandmother’s pizza recipe went with her so I feel your pain! Nobody makes pizza the way she did and she made two kinds, both thick crust: no cheese tomato sauce with bits of onion on one and the other was a double-layer crust. The bottom was thick and the top layer was thin. In the middle were glazed onions, green olives, and anchovies (which I used to pick out when I was a kid.) These pizzas were out of this world with a lot of delicious olive oil in the crust. I don’t even know which olive oil brand she used. Me, I write recipe cards or print out recipes and paste them in a 3-ring binder. I already told my son their his when I die. He also likes to cook and is a good cook.
That is a sweet story & a good idea. It is such a shame to let those recipes go. 🙂
My grandmother has a recipe book that I plan on making photocopies of when I go to Brazil to visit her. When recipes are taken to the grave I think the only thing we can do is try to make it as close as possible and make it our own and pass it down to our family. 😉
Are you still eating turkey leftovers? I am! I have enough cranberry sauce for at least another week! lol.
No more leftovers over here ;)..it was all used within the first 2 days after Thanksgiving
Love your centrepiece with the floating cranberrries and candles; genius.
Looks like you had a wonderful thanksgiving! I love your centerpiece! It tied perfectly with your meal. It took me a long time to think about what to do with my centerpiece this year. I am definitely copying your idea for next year. 🙂
Yum! Looks fantastic! 🙂