I am going to try to change this article up every now and then and offer some stories and hints that have been passed down to me by four generations of Ozark cooks. Sometimes
wisdom and experience far outpaces knowledge and training, and even to this day, my mother, who is 82 years old surprises me with things in the kitchen that I never knew, or never bothered to find out.
Of all the cooking, canning, grilling, etc. that I have learned or been taught by others, the traditional Thanksgiving dinner at our house is simply by far the most anticipated
meal of the year for my entire family. As we move into fall I hope to begin sharing with you all of the recipes tips and tricks that combine our traditional recipes, along with some new and fantastic things I have picked up over the years myself.
We generally have about 25-30 people for thanksgiving dinner.
Family, friends, co-workers, and employees and all of their families. It is a holiday that is very important to us in many ways. We have a great deal to be thankful for and we want to share it with as many as possible. I hope each and every one of you
will share some of your traditions and ideas with me as well, I want to reach out and gather as many of these traditions and ways of celebrating that I can.
In a time when all Americans are struggling financially, and we see and hear about all of the bad things on television that is happening all over the world, there is no better
time than thanksgiving to stop and appreciate what we do have. We as a people have a great deal to still be thankful for, no matter our station in life, and I hope we can reach back into ourselves and find that little bit of history and tradition to share
with each other. Today starts my blogs trip back into the past, and I hope you find the journey as entertaining and informative as I will. A Journey back into the past inside an Ozark Kitchen.