What's your Thanksgiving tradition?

What’s your Thanksgiving tradition?

“On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment — halftime.” ~author unknown

I found this article in the New York Times fascinating. They provided 50 dishes with recipes from the 50 states + DC and Puerto Rico…the United States of Thanksgiving. Let’s see.

I grew up in Ohio…OMG…English Peas …


Chocolate coins for Chanukah.

Chocolate coins for Chanukah. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thanksgivingukkah is not really a Hallmark holiday nor is it imprinted on my calendar and that’s a darn shame because it’s a once in a lifetime holiday and the next Thanksgivingukkah doesn’t come around for another 70,000 years.

What is Thanksgivingukkah?

It’s when Thanksgiving and Hanukkah collide. The first night of Hanukkah starts …


Our oven quit 3 hours before dinner on Thanksgiving day.

Oh, yes, friends, it was one of those holidays.

Strange thing is, the oven worked fine that morning. I’d gotten up in time to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as I prepped the sweet potato pie, cornbread for dressing, and chicken stock (also for the dressing).

About noon I …


A stuffed turkey

A stuffed turkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thanksgiving is a celebration of all things we have to be thankful for. My parents survived The Great Depression so while we struggled financially at times as a family, there was always plenty of food on the table and in the refrigerator. My mother’s hobby was to go grocery shopping and to cook and …


turkey sandwich from Thanksgiving leftovers

turkey sandwich from Thanksgiving leftovers (Photo credit: kthread)


Solutions for leftover turkey


No matter how much turkey you eat on Thanksgiving, there are always leftovers. Nothing tastes as good as turkey sandwiches with a smear of cranberry sauce and mayo on pumpernickel bread for maybe Black Friday, but beyond that here are 10 delicious ideas to rev up


Among other things, November is Better Nutrition Month and sweet potatoes are one of the easiest–and tastiest!–ways to get some solid nutrition on your plate.

Sweet potatoes are a good source of fiber, vitamins A & C, and Potassium. They’re also a complex carb–the “good” kind of carbohytrate–that your body takes its time breaking down so you feel full longer. …


English: A slice of homemade Thanksgiving pump...

English: A slice of homemade Thanksgiving pumpkin pie served on a glass plate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lots of choices for Thanksgiving dining in Tucson. Enjoy.

Acacia, Real Food & Cocktails
3001 E. Skyline Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 232-0101
Leave the cooking to us! Enjoy a fabulous four-course Thanksgiving meal with choices. Menu items include: Butternut Squash Bisque, Herb Roasted …


Berry-Cran Cobbler Cocktail for Thanksgiving

Growing up, Mom made no bones about Thanksgiving being her favorite holiday. Trips home to see family were in November, not December, and featured large gatherings of family and friends, food served buffet-style on every flat surface available, and (one memorable year) plates that were actually Chinet platters, because a normal plate wouldn’t come close to holding a little bit …


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