Thanksgiving Celebration is held every 4th Thursday of November. It commemorates the 1621 feast shared by the English Pilgrims and Native Americans to celebrate a successful harvest. Recipes and menus may have evolved over the years but a Thanksgiving meal will not be complete without traditional dishes enjoyed by the pilgrims and their guests. So bring out the turkey and start the feast!
A thanksgiving dinner will not be complete without Baked or Roasted Turkey in the menu. Some people even refer to Thanksgiving Day as “turkey day” , and this stuffed bird is given the center stage at the dinner table. This means that the turkey should taste good and look good as well. Ingredients like oysters, dried bread or croutons, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and spices are commonly used for turkey stuffing to make it more flavorful. There are also basting techniques to help you make it look good. Traditional recipes have been handed down from one generation to another but those who didn’t get their copy can also find yummy recipes online. Aside from the turkey, traditional dishes like mashed potato with gravy, sweet potatoes, vegetable soup or squash bisque, cranberry sauce, sweet corn, mince meat pie, pumpkin pie, and apple pie are also served in the Thanksgiving table.
You can make your Thanksgiving Celebration more festive with some western music and entertainment. Just bring in the local band and equip them with vintage guitars, like those found in this link, and have a mini-concert or a square dance party. But in case your “harvest” for this year is not as bountiful as it used to be, then a simple family dinner with a modest turkey can be enough. The important thing is for the family to celebrate the blessings that come our way no matter how small it is.