Thankful Thursday - Natural Foods

Thursday, November 22, 2012

heart healthy - cranberries

I was happy to hear Icy mention that she was gathering with family but the  menu was a little nontraditional, but then what is traditional? more>>>>

If our family ate spaghetti every year, wouldn't that be our "tradition"? Perhaps I misunderstood her, but I have read many of her articles about eating healthy and seen some of the dishes she has prepared for her family.  I know her well enough to know that she meant they are not necessarily eating traditional Thanksgiving fare, but am certain she would not feed her family food that is not healthy!

I started a tradition some time ago to make homemade cranberry relish. So we have bypassed the can for fresh cranberries and I like to blend it with some clementines and sweet apples to offset the natural tartness of the cranberry. I just finished preparing the relish along with some stuffing and a key lime pie and we will be leaving shortly to pick up Mom and head over to Chris and Mariolina's for dinner. I sincerely hope you and yours have a very blessed Thanksgiving! There is so much to be thankful for.

My questions - yes, I have them: :-)

1. What is your favorite traditional dish for Thanksgiving?
2. What do you insist on having made from scratch?

Please join me in wishing Amanda a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving, just as I wish for you and join us at two questions Thursday

Blessings and hugs!!


Jim November 23, 2012 at 7:47 PM  

Hi Judy ~~ I am glad you had a nice Thanksgiving with nice traditions. Probably that it wasn't pasta either.

We had pasta, Mac and Cheese and Bacon Bits as one of our dishes.

1. My favorite traditional dish for Thanksgiving is Pumkin Pie. It is also my favorite vegetable.

2. I am not in a position to insist that the cooks cook anything from scratch. Sorry. I don't eat dressing though if it has bread instead of corn bread. Eggs are also preferred in my dressing.

Self Sagacity November 23, 2012 at 9:20 PM  

Hi Judy, Happy Thanksgiving! I like good food, and don't discriminate whether it is homemade or not. The Cranberry relish sounds so delicious with apples. I have not ever try this.
1) I didn't have many traditional Thanksgiving meals to know what is my favorite. I don't like pumpkin, so anything that has pumpkin is no-no. Turkey is ok for me if it is well seasoned.
2) I am very easy to please. As long as it is tasty. I am good.

Anne Lyken-Garner November 26, 2012 at 8:27 AM  

Hope you had a great time with family, Judy.

Our preacher is American and sometimes have thanksgiving meals at the chapel. We couldn't go this year because I wasn't well.

The kids don't like any of the 'traditional' stuff anyway :-)

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