I’m thankful for a “real food” Thanksgiving

We had Thanksgiving dinner at my mother’s home, and she also has recently become interested in “real food.”  I didn’t quiz her on the entire meal, but she mentioned last night that most of what she was serving would be considered “real food.”

She asked me to bring a salad and I found this recipe for Mache and Pomegranate Salad in Martha Stewart’s Thanksgiving menu for 2012. I had some challenge with cleaning and cutting the tangerines and ended up using canned mandarin oranges instead, but otherwise, this was a good tasting salad. I would definitely save this recipe as a resource for a good salad dressing made with maple syrup and balsamic vinegar.

Mom’s menu included:

  • Turkey
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Homemade gravy
  • Stuffing
  • Relish tray with fresh vegetables, pickles and black olives  (although Mom did say the ranch dressing was purchased)
  • Yellow corn
  • Squash
  • Homemade whole wheat buns
  • Lefse (sometime I need to look at this recipe to see if it’s “real food”)
  • Mache and Pomegranate Salad
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Chocolate Pecan Pie


Happy Thanksgiving!

(If I can track down a picture of our table, I’ll add it later)