Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday bar none. Everybody in the country celebrates it from the Kashmiri Cab Driver to the Trinidadian Nurse to this Canadian immigrant. It’s the most American of all holidays, even if Canada has something called “Action de Grace” or Canadian Thanksgiving. This is held in October likely because by November, the frozen north often lives up to its name. Even the Brussels Sprouts have frost on them. American Thanksgiving goes back to the first European arrival on these shores, in 1620. Given that we’re almost at Thanksgiving’s 400th year, we were bound to get some recipes right by now. We’ve had a terrific response to our Thanksgiving recipes. I thought we’d revisit the 5 most popular Thanksgiving Recipes. It’s my strong feeling that Thanksgiving isn’t the time for Tofurkey or experimenting of any kind. It’s a meal so rooted in tradition that my goal is to make these classics the best they can be. So for years, these recipes have been on our Thanksgiving table. Without further ado…here they are in reverse order. Drumbeat Please!
The fifth most popular Thanksgiving recipe is…a glorious side dish that combines Fall vegetables in a rich gratin that’s perfect with Turkey and Ham. Clink on the link below and go to the recipe.
The fourth most popular Thanksgiving Recipe is…what else? Our Ultimate Cranberry Relish! This recipe was carried across the sea..so it’s not only a great Cranberry dish, it’s got a great story that comes along with it… http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2011/11/thanksgiving-101-ultimate-cranberry.html
The third most popular Thanksgiving Recipe is…a Dessert that puts together two Thanksgiving favorites – Pecans and Pumpkin in one spectacular cake that I wouldn’t just save for this holiday. I know this one’s become a Thanksgiving tradition in more homes than one… http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2011/11/thanksgiving-101-brown-butter-pumpkin.html
The second most popular recipe ever was a gorgeous additiion to what otherwise can be a very brown meal. It’s a glorious beet and goat cheese salad. I’m nostalgic about this one because I first made it at my son and daughter-in-law’s home in California. And it uses Laura Chenel’s Goat Cheese which makes it even more Californian. I brought it back home with me and now it’s a standby every Thanksgiving. http://www.chewingthefat.us./2014/11/thanksgiving-way-out-west-beautiful.html
The most popular Thanksgiving Recipe is…
Andrew’s Family Recipe for Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing. Ever since we added red pepper to the mix, we’ve brought more color to this dish than ever before. And well over one thousand people have viewed and raved about this recipe:
Happy Thanksgiving One and All. We’ll be back the day after Thanksgiving with the absolute best leftover Turkey recipe ever.