Last week we shared our experience on how to keep your Thanksgiving from getting too complicated, as well as an idea for cooking your turkey early. We also promised to share a few additional simple recipes to help round out the meal.
Honestly, we’re not so smart that we figured out this simplicity thing ourselves, but found other folks with the same goal in mind whom we have learned from a lot. On that note, some time ago we were given this great counsel ; know what you know and know what you don’t know, and know who knows what you don’t know. Great advice!
We don’t usually direct you to other blogs (because we’re unabashed capitalists who want to keep you on our website), but both Esther and I love this blog called Farmhouse on Boone, and have gleaned a number of great, simple, from-scratch recipes from it that we would love to share with you (as well as introduce you to the great blog). Such as the Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans, which quickly became a family favorite—especially with turkey. We also love Lisa’s (the blog host) cranberry sauce. FYI, if you’re a Fisher cranberry sauce is a must-have for both Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas (we inherited it from Dad).
Both of these recipes have video tutorials on the Farmhouse on Boone blog, and both are very easy to make—especially with the visual tutorials.
With it being the busiest week of the year at Freedom Acres, I’ll have to take my leave now. We hope your Thanksgiving meal turns out great (and not too complicated), and that you have a great time with your family and friends regardless of the craziness going on in the world. BTW, try not to get carried away with the lock-down threats or election absurdity and make the most of the fellowship and togetherness with the ones we love. And that’s the View from the Country.
Quotes worth Re-quoting ~
“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” ~ Johannes A. Gaertner
“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” ~ Henry Van Dyke