Love that the topic for this week’s lets’s blog off is about food memories. I use the plural as it is really hard for me to select just one food memory and honestly this post is probably just a glimmer into my many, many food memories. It is one of the reasons that this blog is called Escape Eat Enjoy, eating is such a part of our lives and mostly we enjoy eating delicious food with people we care about.
This summer I was lucky enough to spend more than one night at the River with my very dear friend. A few weeks ago, we went up to say good by the the River House with a slumber party. We shared good cheese, good bread and good wine for an easy, but fun night. No recipes to share there, but lots of smiles and laughter.
This past weekend, we surprised my family by showing up for the early Thanksgiving that my 91 year old grandmother was hosting. While I realize that it is not entirely polite to mention people’s age, I think it is important to mention it here. My grandmother cooked enough food to serve 17 friends and family. Totally impressed by her. The photo below captures the hustle and bustle of such a gathering. It was vibrant just like my grandmother.
And last but certainly not least, another food memory is of last year when my husband and I hosted our first Thanksgiving in our home with guests. We had cooked the meal before, but never shared it with other people in our home. We were lucky enough to be joined by both of our families for what turned into a lovely day.
Since I enjoy cooking, I made the feast complete with turkey, corn flake stuffing (grandma’s recipe), potatoes, brussel sprouts, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. It was such fun to prepare such a large meal. Here are some of the recipes:
Roast Turkey with Herb Butter and Caramelized-Onion Gravy
Best Cranberry Relish
Green Onion Mashed Potatoes
Warm Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Garlic and Lemon
Pumpkin Pie with Creme Fraiche Whipped Cream (I modified the crust to not use vegetable shortening and I also made the pumpkin puree from a sugar pie pumpkin)