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.