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Nov 22, 2021

Sherry and Marshall discuss how pioneers celebrated this day of feasting and giving thanks to God for the harvest and bounty.

Turkey and goose were the traditional mains and cranberry, mashed and sweet potatoes were the sides and of course, PIE!

This show's bonus:


Pumpkin Pie

Makes 1 pie


2 cups pumpkin

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 cup honey

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 eggs, beaten

1 cup evaporated milk

1 single piecrust, unbaked


In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the milk and piecrust.


Mix well and stir in the milk. Continue stirring until completely blended.


Pour into a 9-inch pie shell and bake at 375°F for 45 to 50 minutes. The pie is done when a knife inserted comes out clean.


Cool slightly before cutting.


Recipe adapted from the Fredericksburg (Texas) Home Kitchen Cook Book, 1916.


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To learn more about Sherry Monahan and her books, visit her website.


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Experience History: Drawing Turkeys


Each player is given a blank sheet paper and a pencil. They are then blindfolded and are required to draw a turkey. When the designated time is up, they are to remove their blindfolds, write their names of the back of the paper and place them in a basket. Three judges who didn’t not play are charged with choosing a winner.


Read About History: Tinsel, Tumbleweeds, and Star-Spangled Celebrations by Sherry Monahan


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