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My Mabon 
Oct. 11, 2011 7:38 pm 
Updated: Oct. 14, 2011 7:51 am

  A few weeks ago we celebrated Mabon, the

second harvest, with our Pagan family.  The

best way to explain what that is is to call it

Pagan Thanksgiving, it is the Autumn

equinox.   We always try to do as much

home grown and locally raised food as we

possibly can.  This year our menu consisted of

a turkey that my brother raised with garden

herbs, onion and garlic.  Stuffing made out of

my homemade bread, storebought sausage

and apples from a neighbors trees, mashed

garden garlic potatoes, rosemary infused

gravy, fresh garden tomatoes with basil,

Orange spiced cranberry sauce with

storebought cranberries (the wild ones

weren't very good this year), Cranberry lime

spritzers, gingered garden carrots and

garden pumpkin pie pudding with iced



Fresh Garden Tomatoes with Basil
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Cranberry Key Lime Spritzer
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Farm Turkey
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Oct. 12, 2011 4:58 am
it all looks lovely, as always
Oct. 12, 2011 6:52 am
Thank-you GAHSMOMX3!
Oct. 12, 2011 7:34 am
I loved reading this! i am a practicing wiccan and i celebrated mabon as well, but i have been so busy and i only know one other person that celebrates it that we had a very small menu :(, but we still enjoyed ourselves and i love this time of year :)
Oct. 12, 2011 7:58 am
hey my girl, how is the schooling working for you? Busy days with the kiddos I would imagine. Your menu sounds delicious.
Oct. 12, 2011 7:58 am
...did my invite get lost in the mail? :D
Oct. 12, 2011 10:57 am
Sounds like a great dinner. I'm having a fall fest at my home in a few weeks and now have more inspiration for what to serve. :)
Oct. 12, 2011 11:34 am
It all looks and sounds so good!
Oct. 12, 2011 12:51 pm
Sounds good to me, I had to laugh at "apples from a neighbors trees" because I have a few apple trees and I am always asked about giving some to the neighbors (they can have as many as they want). Sometimes when They are in season, and I am mowing the lawn I just reach up and grab one to eat. It is nice to have fresh apples, Pares, peaches, and plumbs
Oct. 12, 2011 12:53 pm
oops "Pears"
Oct. 13, 2011 7:30 am
sarah-may, I just read in your earlier blog that you are now homeschooling. my allrecipes "name" stands for "georgia homeschool mom of 3"...I homeschooled three kids for a total of 14 years. good luck on your adventures!
Oct. 13, 2011 8:14 am
Hello frannyliz! It's nice to meet others who celebrate this beautiful holiday. :) I belong to a small circle that comes together for the sabbats and the full moons, when we can all work out our schedules to fit. I hope you enjoyed your Mabon.
Oct. 13, 2011 8:17 am
Hi RnG! I am super busy lately. Not only with kids but two weeks ago I catered sweets for a weekend art show (next blog ;)) and last weekend of course was turkey day. I just finally got the last of my carrots out of the ground last week. And it's a good thing because it's starting to freeze hard at night now. I'll send out your invitation for the next feast ;).
Oct. 13, 2011 8:18 am
Thanks Amanda! Check back soon, I'm blogging about Fall themed sweets next :).
Oct. 13, 2011 8:20 am
Thanks Mother Ann! It was very good, the highlight, other than the people of course, was that pumpkin pie pudding. It's great stuff.
Oct. 13, 2011 8:22 am
Thanks King Sparta! I envy you all that fresh fruit! Where I am most of those don't grow. We have berries, apples and one variety of small bitter plums. Pears and peaches are a no go in this climate. My apple trees had nasty winter kill last year so they'll be a few years coming back.
Oct. 13, 2011 8:25 am
Thanks GAHSMOMX3! I'm only doing it for this year, my triplets are at preschool age but in rural areas preschool is expensive and the system is poor. I'm doing it myself until they reach public school then I'm going to sleep for a year ;).
Oct. 14, 2011 2:47 am
Everything looks and sounds delish, as usual :)
Oct. 14, 2011 7:51 am
Thank-you RMSR :)
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