Monday, November 10, 2014

An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott (and recipes)

 

Grandma Moses

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandma_Moses 

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving


By Louisa May Alcott

http://www.ibiblio.org/eldritch/lma/oft.html 

 Note: be sure not to put catnip or wormwood in the turkey stuffing. Here is an alternative suggestion.

 

French Bread Stuffing With Mushrooms and Thyme 

http://tayloreducational.blogspot.com/2013/06/french-bread-stuffing-with-mushrooms.html

In our family, the following recipe is called Apple Crisp. Apple desserts by any name would tastes taste as sweet.

Louisa May Alcott's Apple Slump

Serving Size: 8

Filling:
6 tart apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt

Topping:
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp double-acting baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
Toss together the apples, sugar and spices and place in a buttered baking dish. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes. While this is baking, prepare the topping, starting by sifting together the dry ingredients. In separate bowl, mix the egg, milk and butter and add this mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring till just combined. Spread the topping over apples and bake at 350F for an additional 25 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

I searched for other short stories of Thanksgiving--modern, showing diversity-- but couldn't find any.

Okay, teachers and others will a Thanksgiving story in your soul just waiting to be expressed, get writing! Next November when I do this search again, I would love to see many Thanksgiving stories. From everywhere. About everyone.  

 

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