Nov 21, 2012

A Homemade Thanksgiving

Well, the pies are in the oven and the rolls and breads are waiting their turn.  I was going over the menu and started to count all of the ingredients that go into this dinner that come from our homestead.  I get a weird thrill when I do this, so bear with me.
Menu:
Porketta-from the store
Stuffing-from the store (hard to stuff a porketta :)  )
vegies and dip-only homegrown carrots here, and homemade dip with homegrown herbs
pickles-homegrown dill, beet, garlic and dilly bean pickles
potatoes and gravy-homegrown potatoes with homemade butter
cranberries-haven't figured out how to grow these yet.   lol
squash-from our garden
horseradish-homegrown
apple pie-using homegrown, home rendered lard and our own apples
pumpkin pie-ditto for the crust and our own pumpkins
peas and carrots-our carrots, store bought peas
rolls-homegrown wheat

Maybe next year I'll challenge myself to only use ingredients from our homestead, but that would mean I'd probably have to raise turkeys.  I'm thinking most people who read this are of the same mindset, so how do your ingredients tally up?

 There's a lot to be thankful for.  Our lives have been tossed to and fro, but our God has been faithful. He will see us through to the end.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

2 comments:

Mama Pea said...

We're doing pretty good in the homegrown food department, too. Purchased the turkey . . . and like you, cranberries!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day with family. Hoping your situation is improving day by day.

Connie said...

It is such a good feeling when you sit down to the table and most of the food is what you have grown.

Hope things are getting better for you have been keeping you in my prayers

Nov 21, 2012

A Homemade Thanksgiving

Well, the pies are in the oven and the rolls and breads are waiting their turn.  I was going over the menu and started to count all of the ingredients that go into this dinner that come from our homestead.  I get a weird thrill when I do this, so bear with me.
Menu:
Porketta-from the store
Stuffing-from the store (hard to stuff a porketta :)  )
vegies and dip-only homegrown carrots here, and homemade dip with homegrown herbs
pickles-homegrown dill, beet, garlic and dilly bean pickles
potatoes and gravy-homegrown potatoes with homemade butter
cranberries-haven't figured out how to grow these yet.   lol
squash-from our garden
horseradish-homegrown
apple pie-using homegrown, home rendered lard and our own apples
pumpkin pie-ditto for the crust and our own pumpkins
peas and carrots-our carrots, store bought peas
rolls-homegrown wheat

Maybe next year I'll challenge myself to only use ingredients from our homestead, but that would mean I'd probably have to raise turkeys.  I'm thinking most people who read this are of the same mindset, so how do your ingredients tally up?

 There's a lot to be thankful for.  Our lives have been tossed to and fro, but our God has been faithful. He will see us through to the end.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

2 comments:

Mama Pea said...

We're doing pretty good in the homegrown food department, too. Purchased the turkey . . . and like you, cranberries!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day with family. Hoping your situation is improving day by day.

Connie said...

It is such a good feeling when you sit down to the table and most of the food is what you have grown.

Hope things are getting better for you have been keeping you in my prayers