yep, turkeys of course! I love Thanksgiving and the food that goes with it. The memories that go along with the food is what I am the most thankful for.
My grandmother (my maternal) always made the best pumpkin pies and cream cheese stuffing for the celery. She also made this wonderful cranberry-jello-orange salad. You have to use that weird food grinder clamped to the table to make this salad...what, use the food processor...oh heck no! You have to clean up the juice from the berries and oranges for days, lol!
I know this is a quilting blog but we have to eat too, don't we? I am into the cream cheese stuffing, ya gotta love it.
Beau Monde celery stuffing
1 8 oz brick cream cheese
Soften cheese on counter (grams recipe!) in a bowl for a few hours. Add:
1 teaspoon each: thyme, savory, marjoram
1 tablespoon Beau Monde seasoning
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon dried parsley, crumbled.
Mix everything together and stuff celery, yummo!
Put thru grinder: 1 package cranberries, 1 orange (quartered...peels and all), 1 cup walnuts.
Make 2 big boxes black cherry (the cranberry jello wasn't out yet while gram was alive) with 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Open 1 small can crushed pineapple and drain juice...add the juice with water to equal 1 and a half cups, add to jello. Mix 1/2 to 1 cup sugar into cranberry/orange mixture, fold into jello, refrigerate.
I have tweaked the recipe over the years and have no idea what the original really was, lol. I have found that the few people like this salad. My son loves it and I am glad. Maybe he will include it in his family traditions in the coming years.
And speaking of family traditions, the "pumpkin pies" tradition. I have tried to make them, I really have. They just don't scream grandma. So I buy mine. I know, gross. Does anyone have any suggestions for pumpkin pie?
What does Thanksgiving mean to you? Do my bloggy friends in other parts of the world, Germany (hi Liz), Sweden (hi Stina), Australia (oh dear, where do I start...chookyblue, Rhonda, Lizzie, Janet, and bunches more) have a similar celebration?
I have some sewing to do before I get my shopping list for all the things I forgot...lol. Have a great day, Elaine