I've enjoyed seeing Dsnyders T-Day Bake and the questions put out for suggestions for this special family celebration. Since I've moved from Connecticut to Oregon 6 years ago, I find we have lots of special family recipe traditions.
My family has a recipe handed down from my Grandfather, who I never had to the chance to know, passing away before I was born. There is always Scalloped (Escalloped) Oysters on our Thanksgiving table. My Oregonian husband and his children have no interest in ever eating this wondrous dish again..ha ha, more for me. Except I can't see the sense in making it just for me. I will just have to wait until we celebrate T-Day in CT again.
On the other hand..my husband makes his Grandmother's dressing or stuffing, your preference for term. White bread, butter, sage sausage, hot sausage and carmelized onions. Our first T-Day together, I asked, where are the herbs, the celery? I'm thinking there is way too much butter!!! After being married for six years, I think it tastes pretty good. Traditions change..although I would love to sneak some herbs and celery in. And cut back on the butter..can't help it..
Would you please share your have to have item on the Thanksgiving menu..
Wishing you and yours all the blessings which we celebrate on this holiday.