Friday, November 23, 2012

Food Friday: Turkey Skeleton Soup

Here we are, the day after. Today may find you in a quandary over what you should do with all of those leftovers. We are pretty boring and typically in the days after Thanksgiving we have leftovers and then turkey sandwiches and turkey enchiladas.

In case you want to do something with that turkey carcass, consider making a soup. These instructions from 1898 provide a foundation for making a soup that can  include a "turkey skeleton."

This is from  The Puritan Cook-Book. Composed of Contributed Recipes. Edited by The Loyalists and The Sisters of Dorcas, Sunday School Classes in Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church (Rochester, NY) available on Google Books.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

From the collection of Gena Philibert-Ortega

Friday, November 16, 2012

Food Friday: Thanksgiving Edition with Shrimp Cocktail

Next week is the big day. It's time for Thanksgiving and the all you can eat buffet that many of us are cooking for our families.

What are you cooking for Thanksgiving? Is it different than what you had last year? What traditions do you have around the holiday?

At my house Thanksgiving varies slightly depending on if I'm cooking or if my brother and his family come to our home. My brother is a talented cook and comes up with some great side dishes.

So this Thanksgiving we are having: Turkey, Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce (the canned kind), Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Rolls, and Potatoes and Gravy. For dessert we will have Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie. Of course there will probably be a few appetizers as well.

Use this Thanksgiving to conduct interviews with family. Ask them about past Thanksgivings. Take photos of the food you are eating, the people preparing it, and the table. Resolve to make Thanksgiving a time for collecting and documenting family history and your family's food history.

Today's Food Friday is a Thanksgiving menu courtesy of the Celebrations cookbook published by the Assistance League of Salt Lake City, 1992. Their Thanksgiving menu is a little different than mine but I wouldn't mind too much having some seafood with my turkey.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Food Friday: Ice Cream Muffins

One of the things I love about community cookbooks is when the owner has made comments beside a recipe or has stuck in additional recipes either by using them as a bookmark or adhering them to the pages of the cookbook.

Back in September I spotlighted a jello recipe from the community cookbook compiled by the Reading (Kansas) Women's Club. You can see that post here.

As I looked through this cookbook a few recipes fell out including this one for ice cream muffins.

from the collection of Gena Philibert-Ortega

I love the comments on the back of the recipe card.  The one at the bottom says it all.
from the collection of Gena Philibert-Ortega