Thanksgiving plate

Food for the Soul Shared on Thanksgiving

Today’s Daily Prompt is perfect for the month of November. I have always believed that food is nourishment for your soul just as much as it is for your body. The love that is shared and passed on through food is never more apparent than during the holiday season when people gather to cook and share together. Thanksgiving is only 17 days away and I eagerly look forward to joining my mom in the kitchen again to create a wonderful meal for family and friends.

To give you an idea of the delicious dishes that grace our table, here is what our food for the soul from Thanksgiving 2011 looked like.

The First Course

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Individual cranberry shortbread

Cranberry Shortbread

Thanksgiving is almost here, only one more day to get through until we can give thanks and break bread with family and friends.

Usually, I celebrate at my mom’s. She always pulls together a wonderful feast based on delicious bon appetit recipes from multiple years. But, this year she’s traveling and while I won’t be hosting myself, I decided it’s time to try out some dishes myself.

cranberry shortbread
The finished deliciousness.

And, I’m starting with dessert. When it comes to the holidays, cranberries are definitely one of my favorites. It seems there are endless possibilities that combine tart and sweet (or savory in some cases) just perfectly. This is what happens with this recipe from bon appetit. At first, I was little hesitant to try it because grapefruit is used, and I’m not a fan of grapefruit. But, I was pleasantly surprised at how tasty this is.

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Thanksgiving Feast

 

Thanksgiving is hands down one of my favorite feasts. This year (as with most years), I visited my mom and helped prepare and cook a wonderfully delicious meal. Every dish is made from scratch; you won’t find any pre-made or packaged food in this kitchen. All the dishes you see below can be found on Bon Appetit. Every year, they have great Thanksgiving menu ideas (which usually follow a flavor theme). We have been using this as our Thanksgiving guide for more years than I can count and everybody who eats with us always enjoys the meal. My mom put together her menu with recipes from different years. Continue reading “Thanksgiving Feast”