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.