Health4U Staff Thanksgiving Favorites
Enjoy browsing through some of our favorite recipes and getting a snippet from each of us. You might enjoy one of these delicious holiday favorites with your family and friends this year. Happy Thanksgiving!
I love hearing about family recipes – the good, the bad AND the ugly. It seems there is always a story or memory that goes with each one. Sometimes it’s a good story or a memory or it can also be a not so good story. Whether it is good or bad, it’s fascinating to hear other’s memories from holiday meals with family or friends. This Thanksgiving I’m sharing our staff members’ recipes with the MSU community. I asked each Health4U staff member for their holiday favorites and many (without me asking) shared just a small bit of what the recipe meant to them. I loved it, and it confirmed my thought about family recipes and stories! We can’t be together as a department to talk about the holidays, but this gave me a glimpse into my colleagues’ holiday meals, and I hope it does the same for you too.
"I think back to memories of making my grandmother's chocolate pie with her and can’t help but admire how much effort she put into this dessert to make it for our family. Her love language was often through food – she loved us very much!”
"I use the recipe card that my aunt had handwritten for me. My mom and aunts refer to everything as ‘the family secret recipe’ so I thought my aunt had made up her own. Turns out, NOPE. She uses Nellie & Joe’s recipe found on the lime juice bottle!"
"No shock to anyone here, I suppose, that I really do not like Thanksgiving dinner … except for the bread and the pop tarts and coffee that I may have for breakfast, but sadly Kellogg’s has not shared their recipe with me YET!
“This first recipe is my Mom’s Orange-Cranberry Relish recipe. It was passed down to her by her mother, who received it from her mother, my mom’s Grandmother. I think of all of them when I prepare this simple, traditional, cherished holiday recipe.”
“This Sweet Potato Casserole recipe was shared with me by my sister-in-law Sue Allen. It has been a cherished recipe in her family. My family, especially John, Brandi & Jenna, loved it so much it became one of our "must have" holiday recipes.”
“Our holiday menu is fairly standard, but since we’re plant-based we always opt for a meatless ‘roast’ instead of turkey or ham. Field Roast and Gardein are two brands that I’ve had over the years, and both are quite tasty. "