Friday, November 2, 2012


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I have always loved cooking and collecting cookbooks and recipes for each season and right now of course I have been thinking about our upcoming THANKSGIVING DAY ON NOVEMBER 22.  

I have some special recipes that I cut out of older Country Living Magazines about Thanksgiving.  I have taken some and had them lamented so they can last longer. It is inexpensive and really makes a nice way to hold them to read without tearing them.

This book "The Thanksgiving Book" even has music in it that you piano players can play!  Remember "Over The River and Through The Woods".  When I was child, we sang that every year in Grade School.  Sadly, all the Thanksgiving Hymns have been removed from public school and children do not learn them.  I think it would be nice to gather around the piano and sing "We Gather Together" and "Come Ye Thankful People Come".

Thanksgiving is a great time to try and bring one new recipe to the table and to improve something that didn't work so well in the past.  Maybe it's time to bury the old favorite "green bean casserole" and try some more....shall we say....gourmet?  Note keeping is really helpful and it is nice to keep a small notebook of successes and failures and to remember former menus.

Over the years, I have enjoyed the Betty Crocker and Pillsbury Cookbooks that you see near the checkout at the market!  You will find many wonderful recipes in them and recently I have noticed lots of the older ones are ending up at antique malls for around $1.00 - 2.00 each.

It is also fun to incorporate actual original Thanksgiving Recipes and since I am from Virginia this has always interested me. 

This Thanksgiving time we need to especially be thankful - we have so much to be grateful for and seeing the news will remind us all of those suffering on the East Coast right now who have lost all they owned or had tragic damages.  We all need to look for a way we could help these people - especially giving to the Red Cross. 

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Beth said...

Bernideen, I enjoy trying new recipes and will be making your sweet potato casserole this wknd. It sounds so good!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen,
What a lovely post! We seem to be on the same wave length as you will see from one of my posts. Thank you for hosting and have a beautiful weekend.


Susan Freeman said...

Thanksgiving ~ such a favorite holiday. Family, friends, great food and happy memories! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

Susan and Bentley

Michele said...


You SOOOO have me in the mood to cook and bake now!

Love this post- and thanks so much for hosting!

Have a blessed wonderful weekend, my friend!


relevanttealeaf said...

Hi Bernideen, I have several of the same cookbooks that you have. I love cooking and baking. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Thanks for hosting "Open House." ~ Phyllis

Marilyn Miller said...

Since Thanksgiving is traditional food I don't often think about looking at cookbooks for inspiration for that meal. Thanks for the encouragement. BTW, love the punch bowl, it is gorgeous!

Angela McRae said...

Yes, I love the whole Thanksgiving season! I'm enjoying seeing my friends tell what they are thankful for (on FB and blogs), and I love getting to prepare the Thanksgiving meal. Just a simple day of giving thanks for our blessings alongside family -- I can't wait!

Kathy said...

This is marvelous - love the idea of cutting out and laminating pages from old Country Living for Thanksgiving - great idea! Those hymns are wonderful and should be remembered during this holiday - your teapot is gorgeous too! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

The Charm of Home said...

I loved these old recipe features. I have saved a few myself!