Gen X Mom Sarah Krause: Thanksgiving produce plans

11/19/2013 07:56:00 AM
Sarah Krause

Healthy eater, Chris W., said she grew up eating butternut squash for Thanksgiving as long as she could remember. Her dad had a huge garden that provided most of their veggies, including squash that the family ate mixed with butter, brown sugar or other spices he added. She recalled the one year he experimented by adding peanut butter – yes, peanut butter! – to the squash.

“It was not good,” Chris said, smiling. “So it became a family joke. (Now) I make it every Thanksgiving and Christmas (plain, sans peanut butter!) to keep my memories of my dad fresh and feel a little of his touch in the holiday.”

Karen P. had a similar memory with the Thanksgiving cranberry recipe that’s been in her family since the 1940s.

“(We always have) my mom’s cranberry fluff that no one likes but we don’t have the heart to tell her!” she laughed.

Perhaps if she added some peanut butter.


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debbie    
dripping springs, TX  |  November, 19, 2013 at 10:23 AM

I am in charge of bringing mashed potatoes to our large family gathering. Having been diagnosed as diabetic a month ago, my thought was to do away with the potatoes all together, then I thought to make them healthier by not adding real butter and real cream.... my final decision is to make a full, no holding back, the best ever mashed potatoes. Everyone loves them and why deprive my family, including me...especially since I will have to forgo them the rest of the year. I think you should make the brussels sprout dish for your middle son and rename the dish in his honor so he knows how thankful that everyone is that he is in the family and he will be extra thankful that he is in your family. Thanks for the article....

Sarah    
November, 25, 2013 at 01:38 PM

Thanks -- you've convinced me in the sweetest way!

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