Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Of all the holidays, it’s the foodiest and the familiest. I’ve written about Thanksgiving a few times over the years, mostly documenting my husband’s family’s love for rutabagas. If you love root vegetables, put rutabagas cooked in pork stock on your winter culinary playlist, if not the Thanksgiving table.
My Tried and True Thanksgiving Recipes
First up, my homemade gravy recipe. Ridiculously delicious and incredibly easy to make. Why anyone would buy gravy glop in a jar or powdered gravy in envelope is beyond me. I temper my enthusiasm for scratchmade gravy with a pragmatism: I often use good-quality chicken broth or chicken base for my gravy.
Next, homemade whole berry cranberry sauce. Oh yes. I can eat this all year around. It’s so good! Cranberries are cheap this year, just 99 cents a bag at Aldi. I buy a couple bags whenever I see them and stick them in the freezer. I add cranberry sauce to my morning yogurt parfait.
Make Chef Scott Peacock’s signature buttermilk biscuits, maybe a bit smaller than the ones pictured above, and tuck them into a basket lined with a linen tea towel. Or, make a batch the Sunday before Thanksgiving and save the leftovers to make a pan of dressing. Biscuits help lighten a cornbread dressing.
When it comes to Thanksgiving, I’m all about TEAM PIE, and here’s my go-to, a buttermilk chess pie. Take time to make the homemade pie crust. You’ll be glad you did.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends! Enjoy the feast and the family, however that looks in your world!
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