2012 Memories “The cabbage rolls are made, enough dressing to make for leftovers all ready to go, the turkey is thawing. The ham is baked. Yams, turnips and freshly dug carrots and potatoes in the coldroom, fridge filled with fresh vegetables and salad makings. Pickles, homemade salad dressings, cranberries and pumpkin pies. Loving the beautiful flowers gracing the tables - yes it's Thanksgiving at our house! 2012 has not been kind to us but when counting our blessings we have much to be thankful for and we will give thanks! "I don't have the power to make life fair but I do have the power to make life joyful'!
This year daughter and son in law are hosting the Thanksgiving gathering, my make and takes will be one of my favorite holiday appetizers
And to assure plenty of gravy our Carol's
And her Pumpkin Pie ( I wasn't able to find the link so am sharing her recipe)
PUMPKIN PIE (MY FAVORITE RECIPE!)
This is my go-to recipe for pumpkin pie, hope you enjoy this pie!
1 3/4 cups pumpkin pureed
1 3/4 cups sweetened condensed milk
2 large eggs, beaten
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar (white)
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves (if you like a stronger clove flavor then use 1/2 teaspoon)
1 unbaked single (9-inch) pie pastry (to fit a deep-dish 9-inch pie plate)
Sweetened whipped cream (use as much as you like)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Fit pastry into a deep-dish 9-inch pie plate, Flute edges as desired.
In a large bowl combine the pumpkin puree with the condensed milk, eggs, both sugars and all spices. Beat at medium speed using an electric mixer until well combined (about 1-2 minutes) Pour into prepared pie crust. Place the pie onto a baking sheet.
Bake in a preheated oven (bottom oven rack) oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake an additional 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean (do not over bake the pie).
Cool on a wire rack. Serve at room temperature. Dollup each slice with sweetened whipped cream.
Using my favorite Madam Benoit never fail pastry
If I get to the making of an apple pie, as a glaze I will flick on a bit of water, distribute the fine sprinkling and sprinkle on sugar ... my favourite glazes
For any of you still working on your Thanksgiving menu I am including a link to our Thanksgiving thread over at Potluck which has a wonderful selection of holiday recipes.
http://www.recipezazz.com/forum/viewtop ... 142&t=7065
I wish all of my fellow Canadians a very Happy Thanksgiving!
An open invitation to all members to come on in and share your favorite holiday recipes.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends to the north.