It’s that time of year. Thanksgiving starts a wonderful time of year for family and friends to gather. You are hunting for the family platter for the Turkey or Ham. Or, maybe you have that favorite centerpiece you use every year. My mother had a cornucopia that she filled with flowers one year and maybe olives and pickles the next. It was always on the table, just like grandmother’s turkey platter; something you could count on.
Maybe this year you are figuring how to add two more seats to the seating. Who will be at the “kids” table (we all hated that term and now we are doing it ourselves). Every family has their way of celebrating Thanksgiving. Not everyone cooks a turkey the same way or at all. It can be baked, brined, grilled, smoked … anyway you can imagine. Some bring in their own cultures and cook ham, fish, various fowl, sausage and various other meats.
But, what is just as important are the tables that we gather around. It is a time for family and friends to gather and talk. To get out of the electronic age. We have a “no electronics rule” for the table. Decorating is unique and special. I have my mother’s old turkey dishes and cups. Mother had service for 14-32 depending on the season.
Whether you are gathering at grandmother’s, a favorite relative or friend’s home, or you are the host, you are probably making a side-dish or dessert. My favorite to bring is my Sweet Potato Pecan Crumble Casserole. I grew up with a traditional marshmallow topping over just plain mashed sweet potatoes. But, once I tasted the pecan crumble I was a fan. Then I started “messing” with the sweet potatoes too. The total result is a success. I have kids, grands and friends eating sweet potatoes that never touched them before. What’s your favorite side? Or, are you the dessert bringer? I love to bake one of my County Fair blue ribbon pies (lemon and chocolate being my favorites).
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