At our house we gather as a family for a weekend of family time with our special Thanksgiving meal on Sunday allowing time for those needing travel time home. Our 2012 Thanksgiving typical of our holiday meal over the years. ‘2012 - 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. Beautiful flowers gracing the tables’
These days the travel miles see to a much smaller gathering but turkey and the trimmings remain a given. I had planned to also roast a duck as well but decided to leave it until November 22 and celebrate along with our friends to the south.
This week sees the turkey in the freezer along with our traditional cabbage rolls, this morning the last of the fall apples made into pies and into the freezer ready to pop in the oven on the weekend as well as making and freezing the shells for the pumpkin pies. Having had my cookbooks packed I finally have my Blue Ribbon Cookbook which dates back to early 1900's close at hand and making the old fashioned pumpkin pie I remember from my childhood days.
Today sharing some of our favorite holiday recipes, since I like adding a new to us recipe or two I hope you will come and in share some of your favorites!
Turkey and gravy and of course dressing a given,
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https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/kitte ... nners-6732
More holiday family favoutites at our house
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https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/turke ... easts-2423
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/rice- ... rkey-20928
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/old-f ... sing-28696
My absolute favorite baste for Turkey and Chicken
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For a small group a roast chicken works well, Orange Rosemary Roast Chicken is always a hit with family and friends, not only delicious but makes for great presentation.
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/orang ... icken-2372
If your family loves ham at holiday time this one is super easy to make, delicious, moist and tender.
Our Favourite Glazed Carrots
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/carro ... rrots-7847
Honey and Orange Glaced Carrots and Carmelized Onions
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/carro ... ions-28333
Vegetable Stuffed Acorn Squash
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/veget ... uash-28357
If anyone likes mincemeat, like I do, you might want to try my Pumpkin Mincemeat Pie https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/pumpk ... t-pie-6930. It's very rich.
The pumpkin pie, this year using the recipe from the vintage Blue Ribbon cookbook from the early 1900's passed to me from my grandmother and mom, a recipe remembered growing up and one we enjoy.
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The given come holidays and special occasions No Bake Cherry Cheese Cake
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The Bavarian Apple Torte was an absolute winner, with family members declaring it a ten and all agreed it be added to the holiday givens.
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/bavar ... orte-28790
Another family favorite, Apple Pie made using the sugar glaze and pastry cutouts.
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https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/apple ... lling-2995
... and Madam Benoits No Fail Lemon Tang Pastry
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This was a special year here which saw me make all our family recipes for Thanksgiving, next year it will be back to adding a new to us recipe or two which has me hoping others will share their holiday favourites.