This November 24 is Thanksgiving, families from all over the world, but especially those from the United States, get ready to spend a day with their loved ones sharing a pleasant moment that is closed with a flourish with a dinner made up of several dishes.
How was the tradition born?
To talk about Thanksgiving Day, it is necessary to go back to 1623, when the governor of the colony founded in Plymouth, Massachusetts, William Bradford, instituted the day in order to thank God for what was harvested and achieved during the year. What was done was to cook rich dishes with part of the harvest.
Although the day remains, there is much that has changed, today families take advantage of it to start the Christmas celebrations like this. In addition, it is necessary to mention that one day later is the long-awaited Black Friday.
The inevitable dishes
Food is one of the stars of the day, and here we will tell you what should not be missing from your table if you are celebrating Thanksgiving.
The stuffed turkey cannot be missing from the tables, it is a classic of this day, so much so that the sales of this bird grow by 50%, but well, going back to the recipe, the stuffing varies according to the taste of the cook, but It usually has dried fruits such as pine nuts or chestnuts, they also put fruit, cooked ham and everything that diners might like. The idea is that the turkey be large so that more stuffing can enter and thus be tastier. Remember that cooking this dish can take between 4 to 5 hours.
Cranberry or plum sauce
Sauces are very common on this date and are made to accompany turkey, for example. These can be made from blueberries or plums, which are usually seasonal fruits, characterized by their sweet-sour taste and thick texture. Its preparation is quite simple and takes little time, the ingredients that must be included are: fruit, sugar, water and a little orange peel.
A must is the mashed potato because it is the one that accompanies the turkey or the meat chosen for the family dinner, its preparation is also quite quick and simple, making it the ideal company. This puree can also be replaced by sweet potato, of course, it must be taken into account that there is already a sweet and sour sauce in the dish, but this decision will depend on the cook.
Pumpkin is a seasonal fruit in the United States, so it is used for everything, and this date is no exception. To prepare a good cake you will need a kilo of pumpkin, flour, sugar, condensed milk, milk, eggs, orange zest, biscuits and butter, the preparation is simple, the ideal is to grind the pumpkin very well and form a base consisting of the mold to mount it on top, everything will be put in the oven and that’s it.