There is little more than a week left until Thanksgiving Day! Are you ready for it? Are you hosting your family?
As November inches us closer to winter, we begin that annual ritual…the one that comes so naturally to us that we hardly notice we’re doing it…we are preparing for the coming of, what hundreds of years ago was hibernation, the season to pull back from all the activity of summer. My friend, Susan Troccolo, said it’s called the deepening season. A time to slow down. Refresh. Strengthen our roots. Feed our souls.
The Thanksgiving holiday offers us the opportunity to reflect on all that we have sown and reaped. Gratitude is abundant in all we do to prepare for the feast and the family time.
I’ll bet everyday is a day of giving thanks for all of you. But Turkey Day is the big guy…the day it all comes together…football, turkey, pie and naps on the couch…SCORE!
Since food is a big part of this holiday, I’ll start you off with an appetizer that will impress your guests. I call it:
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 C. mayonnaise
5 bacon strips, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 Tbls. green onion
1/4 tsp. dill
1/8 tsp. pepper
Mix all ingredients and chill overnight. Form the spread into 2 pinecone shapes. Press almonds onto the pinecones to resemble the scales of the pinecone. Serve with crackers.
And if you are super short of time, this one takes seconds to put together:
Cheese and Chutney Spread
Place cream cheese on a serving plate. Pour half the jar of chutney over the top allowing it to trickle down the sides of the brick. Toast chopped pecans in the toaster oven for 3-5 minutes, stirring halfway through. Watch closely so they don’t burn. Sprinkle over the top of the chutney. Serve with crackers.
Hors d’oeuvres like this, as well as, hot dogs wrapped in pastry, shrimp cocktail and veggies with a savory dip are what my family nibbles on between breakfast and the turkey dinner.
What’s your favorite holiday snack? Please feel free to share a recipe.
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