Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thanksgiving In The United States

In 1621, after a hard and devastating first year in the New World the Pilgrims fall harvest was very successful and plentiful... There was corn, fruits, nuts and vegetables, among fish which was pecked in salt and also fire cured meats.... They fond enough food to be put away for winter's supply .....

The pilgrims had beaten the odds... they built homes in the wilderness and raised enough crops to keep them alive during the long coming winter.... Many times we have heard this story...

The custom of Thanksgiving has for year's and in 1770 a national day was suggested by Continental Congress..... In 1817 New York adopted the Thanksgiving Parade that we still have as a tradition to this day....

Keeping the tradition alive and to offer thanks of family friends and gatherings and holiday meals... even in difficult times, there is not a better time to express gratitude and share what we possibly can with others.....



Acorn Squash

2 acorn squash

2 carrots grated

1 can crushed pineapple..drained 8oz.

white raisins

1/4 teas. ginger

Cut squash in half and scoop out seeds... Place in baking dish { I always place foil around for easy clean up} combine ingredients and place in squash cavities... Bake hour and an half or till squash is tender... I always cover mine with foil....

In the past I have always just filled mine with brown sugar and butter and baked and thought I would share this recipe with you as you may have some squash harvested from you garden as I do to be prepared....


2 comments:

Sandi said...

I will definitely try that Marietta!! We love squash and hubbys favorite is acorn.
Blessings~

Laurie said...

Our squash this year left much to be desired. We had a very rainy summer. Thanks for the recipe ~ sounds yummy!