Evolving Thanksgiving Recipes

Evolving Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that is seeped in individual family tradition.  Since we moved around consistently growing up, my family never had a set list of traditional Thanksgiving fare nor a consistent group of people with which to share the holiday.  As such, our Thanksgiving “tradition” was to try new things and allow our family (or adopted family, aka friends) to evolve our concept of the holiday.

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Now that my siblings and I have gotten married and started families of our own, our most recent Thanksgiving experience back in our home-of-origin was to infuse the Thanksgiving holiday with pieces of our spouses’ traditions, newly found recipes, and bits of our own childhood memories.

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It was a wonderful coalescing of food from around the country, and a great way to continue our tradition of an evolving holiday for the next generation!

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Here are our recipes from this evolving Thanksgiving Dinner (I’ll be posting them over the next few weeks):

Uncle Peter’s Brine Turkey

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Brine Turkey Gravy

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Nana’s Stuffing

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Southern Apricot Glazed Carrots

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Nana’s Mashed Potatoes

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German Potato Salad

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Aunt Sarah’s Green Beans

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Spinach-Artichoke Casserole

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Cranberry Sauce

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Cranberry Relish

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Sesame Seed Bread

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Holiday Pies (Pecan, Pumpkin, Apple-Pear)

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…and of course a lovely table setting never hurts!  Here is a tutorial for the Fall Plate Charger.

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Anne, along with her husband and growing family, live in suburban America. Follow us on our adventures both at home and away!

Simply put, we are a family trying our best to defy the odds and make the most of these crazy blessings called marriage, family, and life.

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