“Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie, you were young and so was I.” These were the only song lyrics I could come up with when my new bride asked me to think of a song with Thanksgiving overtones.
It does seem like this time of the year like no other is cause for people to get the old family recipe box down from the top cupboard shelf. As we thumb through all the torn pieces of tablet paper and the backs of used envelopes, we stop and read the handwritten ingredients and instructions that created meals and memories. A box full of the best recipes that family and friends shared.
Be sure you have plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice on hand if you are considering making one of grandma’s pies or cakes. Included are procedures for making puddings and casseroles, methods for sauces and gravies.
No microwave or air fryer recipes will be found in grandma’s recipe collection. Recipes aplenty for all the side dishes that attend, adorn, and accompany that Thanksgiving turkey in the center of the table.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I like it because of family and food. I like it because of tradition and heritage. It is a day we give thanks for who we are and what we have.
It is such an honor to be a part of the rural electric cooperatives. The men and women who serve this industry, are committed to delivering the lowest cost, most reliable, clean energy possible.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Terry Hobbs is the board president for Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. He is also a member of Western Cooperative Electric’s Board of Trustees in WaKeeney.