Thanksgiving in Hunt Country - The Menu

Pumpkin Pie!!

Monday Morning Post

From the Kitchens of Cheesecake Farms

We're counting down to Thanksgiving here at Cheesecake Farms!
And we can't wait!!

Good food.  Good wine. Good friends and family.  
It's our national day of giving thanks for all our blessings.

Thanksgiving was made an official American holiday by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. It was a very low point in our history and he thought a moment of reflection might just boost the nation's moral. We have followed that tradition ever since.

The highlight of the day is the feast which is remarkably similar in every house, restaurant and gathering place across the USA.  It seems like everyone has turkey, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie!

But no matter where you go, you won't find any better holiday fare than right here in Hunt Country!

Steeped in southern style, we love our hearty, but elegant, country fare. There's something for everyone - even a faux turkey selection for our vegetarian guests.

The menu looks extravagant but it's really quite simple.  A lot can be done ahead and recipes are quick to fix.

I'll be posting some very easy recipes, tips and ideas next week.

But first things first.  Let's start with the menu.....

Traditional Southern Hunt Country Thanksgiving Menu
From the Kitchens of Cheesecake Farms

Orchard Fresh Pear Pie!
Hors d'oeuvres
Hot Orange Cider (for the children)
Hot Orange Cider Toddies (for the adults)
Shrimp Cocktail Dip
Pimento Cheese
Hearty crackers

Veggies from our gardens!

Williamsburg Peanut Soup
Baked Virginia Ham
Roast Farm Raised Turkey or Medallions of Vegetarian Turkey with Herb Gravy
Apple, Sausage and Fresh Sage Corn Bread Stuffing
Brown Sugar Crusted Sweet Potatoes
Fresh Green Bean, Mushroom and Onion Ring Casserole
Brussels Sprouts with Orange Chestnut Butter
Corn Pudding
Toasted Pecan Wild Rice
Home Made Orange Cranberry Relish
Pickled Watermelon Rind
Spiced Peaches
Salad of Mixed Greens with Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
Pumpkin Bread with Creamery Butter
Local Harvest Virginia Red Wine

Trio of Sweets 
            Pumpkin and Gingersnap Ice Cream Pie
            Unsugared Apple Pie
            Old Fashioned Orchard Pear Pie
French Roast or Chicory Coffee
Holiday Spiced Tea
Cordials, Brandy, Port


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