Food for the holidays (Thanksgiving Series Pt. II)

The German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer once wrote: “We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts.”  To commemorate Thanksgiving, “The (agri)Cultured Foodie” will use the next week and a half to look at the “ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts” that put food on your table.

English: Thanksgiving Dinner, Falmouth, Maine,...

English: Thanksgiving Dinner, Falmouth, Maine, USA 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When you sit down at your table this Thanksgiving, don’t forget that farmers played an important role in producing that food.  We’re fortunate to live in a country where food is readily available.  And not only are we blessed with affordable food, the food is high-quality and safe to eat. 

Some farmwives from across our state have recipes on their blogs that celebrate the good food we enjoy because of the people behind agriculture.  I have included some links to recipes below that might make great additions to your Thanksgiving meal.

Crockpot Turkey Breast | If you’re having a smaller gathering for your Thanksgiving dinner, this recipe from “Beyer Beware” could be just the solution for you.

Lighter-Than-Air Potato Rolls | Homemade rolls are always a treat for the holidays.  I’ve never made rolls with potatoes, but I’ll probably give this recipe from “Two Maids a Milking” a try this year.

Creamy Grape Salad | My aunt makes a variation of this salad from “Goodeness Gracious” for holidays.  It’s a great (though not particularly healthy) way to incorporate fruit into your menu.

Caramel Glazed Apple Cake | I’m always a fan of any dessert with apples, and these cakes from “A Latte with Ott, A” look especially yummy.

What are some foods you enjoy making for Thanksgiving?  Comment and include a link below!

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