At some point during the past week I realized that I had forgotten to request the traditional Thanksgiving recipes that are usually provided to us by the students in kindergarten through third grade at Peabody-Burns Elementary School. I cannot believe the turkey and pumpkin pie recipes slipped so completely off my radar after all these years of publishing them in the Peabody Gazette-Bulletin!
I expect that all six of my regular readers have their favorites clipped from past newspaper issues so their Thanksgiving dinners will be scrumptious. The rest of us are just going to have to make do with grandma’s recipes or the latest batch of holiday dinner suggestions in some slick paper magazine.
I always love the pie that is made by “adding one egg and a pound of cinnamon to all the icky stuff that falls out of the pumpkin when you cut it” or the turkey that “has to bake for 10 hours at four degrees.” Martha Stewart has nothing on the culinary creativity of our youngsters.
Good luck with your holiday menu. I hope you all have a wonderful day and may you find something to be thankful for since you won’t have the cinnamon-flavored icky stuff that falls out of the pumpkin this year.
— Susan Marshall