Cathy Smith Recipe

Thanksgiving 2013 Menu

By Cathy Smith GrannyGrumpsTable

Recipe Rating:
 1 Rating
Cooking Method:
No-Cook or Other

Cathy's Story

This is this year's menu. The recipes that will be included have an asterisk beside them. Being a military family and never being able to be with our large family, I let each person pick a dessert. That was the best part of holidays was the food and the family.



Directions Step-By-Step

Sweet Potatoes*
Baked Beans*
Potato Salad
Bean Salad*
Broccoli Casserole*
Cranberry Sauce*
Deviled Eggs
Pineapple Pie for me*
Scottish Trifle for Daughter*
Pumpkin Pie for son in law*
Plain New York Cheesecake for oldest grandson*
Blackbottom Coconut Cream pie for granddaughter*
Lemon pound Cake for youngest grandson*
Twister Cake in memory of Mama*
Southern Sweet Lemon Mint Tea

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: Southern

  • Comments

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    Gretchen H gcolie - Sep 27, 2013
    Make your panties drop cake? LOL. Never had that before. You'll have to post that one Cathy!
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    Cathy Smith GrannyGrumpsTable - Oct 2, 2013
    Well goodness oldest grandson has changed his mind. Now that does not usually happen, he has wanted the same thing for years, usually a candy bar pie made with both Snickers and Reese's Peanut Butter cups. This year he said he wanted a make your panties drop cake, ....well ok, different but ok. He said the other day Gramma, I have changed my mind again and I want a cheesecake, plain please. Welll.... ok. So will add that but will also post the recipe for make your panties drop cake.
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    Cathy Smith GrannyGrumpsTable - Nov 15, 2013
    Well wouldn't ya know the minute I say everthing remains the same and all, some minds would change. Daughter has always for the last 20 years wanted a pineapple cheesecake, so then she decided on red and white dessert. Well then I was talking about my recipes from Scotland and said Trifle, and she said ohhhhhh haven't had a trifle in like forever so she wants a trifle, she wants a strawberry one. I have an authentic recipe, not an American one. I was stationed there in the Navy and one of the local ladies made one and I loved it and it is her recipe that she made on Hogmanay (New Years), so I will update the recipes and add these two recipes as soon as I can.
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    Gretchen H gcolie - Nov 16, 2013
    I love trifle! I didn't know that was Scottish- thought it was English? I have no idea lol. Hope you post that one Cathy! We (women in the family) are still making last minute changes to our Thanksgiving menu.
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    Cathy Smith GrannyGrumpsTable - Nov 21, 2013
    Miss Gretchen I would venture a guess to say it is originally English but I received my recipe from a nurse I worked with at the Navy base. Her name was Mary Walker and she was a lady of the finest kind. She gave me a few recipes. The thing is the recipe was not Americanized at all, it was written orinally in pints and kilograms etc, and they have "marks" on their ovens etc, so it would say bake in a tin at mark 4 etc. So I had to Americanize the amounts but otherwise it is from there and it is in its original form using sponge cake not gingerbread or devils food etc. One of my favorite things over there is they serve their berry cobblers and pies with a warm custard sauce instead of whipped cream or ice cream and it is divine. I wouldn't mind diving into a bathtub of the stuff.