What Will You Be Making For Thanksgiving From Your Garden?

Posted on Nov 15 2011 - 2:37am by Mike Lieberman

Thanksgiving is a little more than a week away. It’s a time for us to get together with our friends and family. One of the biggest parts of Thanksgiving is the food.

The Thanksgiving dinner is one of the main things that the holiday is based around, getting together to share and enjoy the company of each other over food. Whether that’s what happened with the Pilgrims and Indians is another story.

The preparing, sharing and giving thanks for the food are all big parts of the Thanksgiving tradition.

What better time of the year to prepare and share your harvest with others.

On the Urban Organic Gardener Facebook page, I asked people to fill in the blanks of the following sentence, “For Thanksgiving I will be making _______ using ______ that I grew in my garden or raised on my own.”

Here is what they said.

There are a few people that have raised their own turkeys for the holiday.
“Turkey,” said Pam Carrico. “Lots of it! Using the Bourbon Red/White Midget turkeys I raised on my own. :-)”

Same for John Bradley Foster, “Dinner and turkey!”

Michelle Gehlman Teeter added, “Turkey that I raised from a chick, in my backyard!”

Side dishes and soups
Wendy Ribelin is going to make, ” Butternut squash soup with the squash from my garden. (that is if no one requests it before Thanksgiving day; it’s been a big hit)”

“It’s a potluck this year,” said Bewilder Ness. “Pumpkin cheesecake from my garden and roasted root veggies from a neighbor’s garden. Sweet potatoes from another friend’s garden.”

Erin Garner Dentmon is making, “Apple pie using my dad’s apples! Probably something with my own herbs. I tried some pumpkins this year, but that didn’t quite work out.”

“Sweet potato casserole from sweet potatoes that I grew I’m my back yard :),” said Green Pete.

Beverly Amborski is hooking up some, “Stuffing using sage from the garden….”

BuffaLoam is making, “Pesto using basil that I grew in my garden.”

Not all of us have the space to raise a turkey or grow apples. It’s all about the love that went into the food. Every little bit matters.

Now it’s your turn to fill in the blanks, “For Thanksgiving I will be making _______ using ______ that I grew in my garden or raised on my own.”