The Heirloom table

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
The Heirloom table
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Sat, 11-19-2011 - 3:32pm

Is there a traditional dish that has been handed down through the family that your family expects to see on your holiday table?

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Registered: 10-17-2000
Sat, 11-19-2011 - 9:00pm
My DH & oldest DS are mashed potatoes & gravy guys. The other two boys look forward to the sweet potato casserole (coconut, pecans & brown sugar), but last year we tried Paula Deen's sweet potato balls. Similar recipe covering a marshmallow, it was a hit! I look forward to stuffing, loosely following my dad's recipe -- rye bread, sausage & red wine being the key ingredients. I loved the fruit salad our neighbor made when we were kids -- fruit cocktail, bananas, mandarin oranges, walnuts, marshmallows & freshly whipped cream. We all loved that & looked forward to it, but no one In my family likes it but me...next big family gathering we have with my bros, I am going to have to make it for old times sake!


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Registered: 05-17-2001
Sat, 11-19-2011 - 10:11pm
For my family, it's definitely my moms dressing recipe that I posted earlier. That's pretty much it, and it's always a hit.

I have added Broccoli salad about 4 years ago, and this year I'm adding custad pie to the dessert menu. I saw a recipe for Pumpkin Custard pie in the latest TOH magazine. I can't make it Thanksgiving, but I'm thiking of trying it out for Christmas.

~Misty~


 


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 11-20-2011 - 11:30pm

My favorite tradition is the cranberry salad--gotta have it every year.

Nicki
Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Mon, 11-21-2011 - 12:12am
OMG, that cranberry salad is so GOOD! But it was not on the table when I was a kid.
I feel so deprived...WAHHHHH!
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Registered: 10-17-2000
Mon, 11-21-2011 - 10:30am
What is the cranberry salad?


Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Mon, 11-21-2011 - 8:28pm

We made the cranberry salad in a meat grinder, but a food processor would actually be better (now that they exist.)

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