What Homegrown Veggies Did You Serve for Thanksgiving?

| 11/26/2010 2:33:55 PM

Sliced carrotsThe spiced carrots I made for Thanksgiving yesterday were a big hit. I harvested the carrots a few weeks ago from our office garden, and cooked them with fresh garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt and lemon zest. What a fun treat to get to grow something, then serve it to others during a beautiful, festive meal.

Sometime when you take a break from snacking on turkey sandwiches and leftover mashed potatoes (yummm), we’d love to hear about the homegrown veggies you served for Thanksgiving. What garden favorites always grace your holiday table? Did you try any new varieties of greens, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, or other fruit or veggie that you and your guests really loved?

Shelley Stonebrook is MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine’s main gardening editor. She’s passionate about growing healthy, sustainable food and taking care of our environment. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest and .

Photo by iStockphoto/jfens 

12/26/2010 7:14:59 PM

The last of my end of harvest/2nd season tomatoes finally ripened, with a few exceptions. Made my first salsa, since I know it's probably the only way the family will eat it.

Paula Perez_1
12/24/2010 2:54:12 PM

I made a Caribbean pumpkin pie (using coconut milk) with my garden sugar pie pumpkin, served some of my spicy dilly beans, and made a green tomato mince meat pie with the filling I canned back in the fall.

12/7/2010 3:19:25 AM

This was our first garden in our new area (moved from Colorado to Vermont) and we were pretty successful, all things considered. We served Deviled eggs as an appetizer from our chickens, Butternut Squash soup made with our own Butternut and Gilfeather Turnips. Pumpkin pie from our pie pumpkins, and one of our guests brought his carrots over the day before so we added glazed carrots. Apple pie from our apple trees and next year we hope to be feasting on our own turkey and possibly using some of that Floriani Red Flint corn for stuffing...I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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