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Our Simple Thanksgiving Menu

November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving meals at our house usually center on what we grow, what strikes our fancy and what is simple.  It could be steak, pork roast or turkey.  We settled on a traditional type meal this year except we’re substituting chicken for turkey, and we splurged on some local, small farm cranberries.

The menu:

Roast Chicken
Sage and Sausage Stuffing
Cranberry Sauce
Potato and Celery Root mash
Braised Brussels Sprouts with bacon and apple
Kohlrabi slaw
Pumpkin Pie with hazelnut praline
pickles?

A summer of growing before the eating…

Happy Thanksgiving!

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. jenj permalink
    November 22, 2011 7:03 am

    Sounds delicious! The dogs are already napping to save room for the leftovers, I can tell. 😉

  2. michelle permalink
    November 22, 2011 8:50 am

    Oh I am so jealous! I love that you grew/ produced everything on the menu! You are an amazing woman! I hope one day I can be as self sustaining as you. Cheers

  3. November 22, 2011 9:38 am

    Loving the post – even the dog is in a food coma:) A meal in your home would be a true experience because everything is fresh and home grown. I sometimes miss the farm, especially raising and growing what you eat because you know what is in it!

  4. November 22, 2011 9:38 am

    Sorry, one more thing. Have a Happy Thanksgiving:)

  5. Jessica permalink
    November 22, 2011 10:12 am

    Ooh! Recipes Please!

  6. Bev in CA permalink
    November 22, 2011 11:02 am

    Sow, grow, reap and eat, plus all the other things that go along and into it. Great smile, too.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. November 22, 2011 2:16 pm

    You are such a showoff!, you and your camera. I am writhing in envy.
    You must be especially thankful when you know what effort you’ve put into your meal.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Jenny

  8. November 22, 2011 3:23 pm

    Enjoy. Thanks for all your generous sharing – you’re helping and encouraging a lot of people here.

  9. November 22, 2011 5:57 pm

    It all looks so wonderful! I am looking forward to having a similar Thanksgiving next year. Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. brenda permalink
    November 22, 2011 8:02 pm

    Yes, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, including the non-humans.

    brenda from arkansas

  11. November 22, 2011 9:28 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, including the furry ones!

  12. November 23, 2011 3:45 am

    Loved the photos of how your food grew!

    Here we no longer do traditional, as no one cares that much for turkey. Each year is different. This year:

    Pork tenderloin medallions (ours)
    Pumpkin pudding (eggs and pumpkin ours)
    Baked yams
    Cranberry-orange relish
    Peach applesauce
    Rolls
    Eggnog
    Bacon wrapped scallops (bacon ours)
    Ice cream for DH

    I wish more of it was ours, but a good deal is very local.

  13. November 23, 2011 6:15 am

    hello
    your thanksgiving meal sounds very delicious.
    nice pics.
    happy thanksgiving!!!!
    blessings regina

  14. Janet permalink
    November 23, 2011 6:56 am

    Happy Thanksgiving! Your meal sounds delicious. I might even like brussel sprouts if I had them like that!

  15. Anne Taliaferro permalink
    November 23, 2011 11:46 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family

  16. November 24, 2011 4:27 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Throwback!!!

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