This Thanksgiving will be one with lots of food, shared with loved ones. Monday, October 10th is Thanksgiving Day in Canada, it is also my sister Tia's birthday - Happy Birthday Tia - we love you! (Tia and her family live in Calgary Alberta - and we do miss them!)
This post is all about holiday family traditions. If I did not make these recipes, my family would skin me alive, so what I try to do each year, is introduce a new "extra" side dish or dessert. This year, I will be making a new braised greens dish, and a new pumpkin pie recipe - and will post them next week.
By the way, I make these extra side dishes often throughout the year (except the Cranberry Sauce) so it is not like my family is deprived. One year, I made salad, steamed broccoli and carrots, and another dish I forget what that was....mercy....I did not hear the end of it! In any event, I learned my lesson, I will never do that again, nope, not ever. Back to the Traditional Recipes it is.
We will be having a Free Range/Organic Turkey, with gluten free Apple Sage Stuffing:
For side dishes we will have: Garlic Mashed Potatoes:
Roasted Garlic Ginger Yams:
A lovely Vegetable Medley:
And of course wonderful rich gravy. These are the recipes that have become Holiday Traditions in this house.
Oh, I almost forgot - my new favorite Cranberry Sauce Recipe: (I am now a Cranberry Sauce Convert!)
Usually, we have a chocolate dessert as well as a pie. This year I will make a double batch of gluten free Brownies with SCD whip cream, and blackberry coulis, plus pumpkin pie with SCD Whip cream.
Do you have any Holiday Traditional Family Recipes you would like to share? Please do...I need more ideas for next year! So, whatever date your Thanksgiving Day is, I wish you all many blessings, good health, and happiness. 🙂