Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Recipes

And another two weeks have passed. Where have they gone you ask? Well hunting season has started and we butchered the male pig. Alas, there are no pictures since it was our first pig laughter and butcher. It did come out nicely and I will include all the wonderful details shortly in another post when we butcher our second and last pig for the season.

Today I wanted to share with you some of the recipes I will be using this Thanksgiving. We make almost everything from scratch and this year will be no exception. Since we don't use any processed sugar, we use mostly maple syrup for sweetening around the holidays, except of course for our honey cookies.

Here are some of the two of the recipes I am looking forward to making this year around our table:
Stuffing Stuffed Onion
Honey Sweetened Pumpkin Pie (although I would like to make it like mini pies like these)
Cranberry Sauce - I made this last year and my mother, who is a die hard believer that all cranberry sauce must be from a can, loved it. If that isn't an endorsement I don't know what is.
We also make crescent rolls with honey and lots of butter however I can't seem to find the recipe.

Other than that, we have a turkey, stuffing (made from our bread), carrots, green beans with bread crumbs, acorn squash with maple syrup and butter, plus gravy and mash potatoes. It may sounds simple but it all tastes pretty amazing after working on it for hours and smelling it cook! And I am not going to be super pregnant like I was for L2 and E so I will be able to enjoy a generous helping.


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