it was a staple at my granny’s house and it will be a staple in mine. if you ask christian the same question he’d say it was cheesy broccoli. journal entry after journal entry he has documented the menu of his childhood thanksgiving meals. the commonality – broccoli with cheese sauce.
this morning we were discussing our holiday plans, or lack there of. thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and yet this year it seems crushingly hollow. we decided to go ahead and make our own feast like we did our first year. (however, this time around christian will not be buying a 20 pound turkey from costco!)
christian of course wants those dang cheesy broccolis. do i just dump velveeta on them? i thought.
then he mentioned a pumpkin pie and started salivating a little bit.
i asked if he wanted two pies, pecan? apple? since i’d have enough pie crust for two.
he quickly said, we can just buy a pie.
no, we could not! you don’t just buy thanksgiving pies! well maybe some people do… but i am not the pie buying type! (well, unless we are at an apple farm in spokane and they have apple-cherry crumb pies on display!) i think my pie fervor took him by surprise. and for the true pie purists out there, yes, i have made a pumpkin pie from scratch so i’ll know what to do if this pumpkin shortage is serious business! i still need to figure out this cheese sauce…
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 can diced pineapple, drained
2 cups flaked coconut
1 cup maraschino cherries
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 container sour cream