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Thanksgiving Dishes From Our Tables

The holidays are a special time for all of us. Here are a few favorite dishes from our tables.

Janie's Table

Janie is traveling to friends to share food, fun, and frolics this holiday. Here is her amazing Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe.

Orange Cranberry Sauce

One bag of cranberry

1/2 cup of fresh squeezed orange

Zest of one orange

One stick of cinnamon

1/4 cup maple syrup

1. Heat and simmer until the cranberries burst

2. Reduce sauce to a thick stage.

3. Spoon into a bowl and refrigerate.


Claire's Table

Claire travels to friends to share the Thanksgiving meal every year. Here is a dish that is a tradition with her family.

Maple Carrots

bag of baby carrots

1 stick of butter

1/2 cup maple syrup

1. In a fry pan cook carrots and butter with cover on for 10 minutes with cover on over medium/low heat.

2. Stir and continue to cook with cover removed for another 10 minutes.

3. Add Maple Syrup, salt and pepper to carrots cooking over low heat for a final 10 minutes or until carrots are tender.

4. Pour carrots into a serving dish and enjoy

Jean's Table

Jean will be home this year celebrating Thanksgiving and her 27 year old daughter Rosie's birthday. Here is a couple of dishes that make an appearance on Jean's table every year.

Macaroni and Cheese - Jean says that it's a Southern thing to have Mac and Cheese.

Crescent rolls - Jean reminded us all that the meal is not complete with out crescent rolls on the table.

Marjorie Standish's version is a family favorite.

Our tables wouldn't be complete without Crescent Rolls.

Helen's Table

Helen's family travels to relatives in Virginia where every year she brings the same items. Her sister-in-law makes the dinner and Helen helps with Friday's meals. Here are her traditions.

Cookies and Brownies

Sandwich fixings for the day after Thanksgiving

Little cereal boxes for all of the kids and cousins

Jo's Table

Jo is traveling to a Massachusetts to see her daughter Madeline, a varsity cheerleader, rout on the Needham Rockets who will take down the Wellesley Raiders in the oldest high school football rivalry in the country. This takes place every thanksgiving. She will be sitting in snowy bleachers with her son Luke. Jo enjoys a sweet red wine with the huge turkey meal.

Your Thanksgiving Playlist By Jo O’Connor

Ok, so you think you’re ready. You have been going to the grocery store everyday since Friday. You’ve delegated who is bring what dish or bottle to your Thanksgiving feast. You have already thought through your linens, china and seating chart. How about a playlist as soon as everyone arrives? Here’s an eclectic mix to help you move, groove, sing along and breeze through your kitchen time for the hour before your sit down. I am thankful for music. Thank You and You’re Welcome!

Uptown Funk      Bruno Mars/Mark Robinson 

Thanksgiving       George Winston

Linus and Lucy     Vince Guaraldi

Tenderly    Chet Baker

I Can’t Feel My Face      The Weekend

Pretty Young Thing.  Michael Jackson

‘Round Midnight      Miles Davis

Case of You      Joni Mitchell

Black Cow          Steely Dan

Creepin’ In    Norah Jones/ Dolly Parton

Raise Your Glass.    Pink

Shape of You   Ed Sheehan

Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey Paul McCartney

New Kid in Town   Eagles

Twilight Time    The Platters

Where is the Love  Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway

Same Old Lang Syne  Dan Fogelberg

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone,

Sending Love from the Seven Savvy Sisters

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