Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thanksgiving Traditions

It’s November, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for everything you have. During Thanksgiving, there are many traditions have passed around. For example, people celebrate Thanksgiving with a turkey in the center of the table. Other main foods served during special occasion is cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Many people around the world have different ways to celebrate Thanksgiving like in America there is a Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. This parade is broadcasted in the morning on Thanksgiving at 9:00 a.m. Another tradition, is called the “wishbone.” This wishbone is found connected to the breast meat on the turkey. After the family have eaten the meat off the turkey, the wishbone would have had the time to dry. Two people get the end of the wishbone, make a wish, then break it into two. We would like to hear from you about any family traditions that you do on Thanksgiving  or around Thanksgiving like recipies, places you go, people you see, etc.  

Please leave us a message about your thought so that you can encourage other people to do it too.  Like Camryn C. from the 7th grade said: “Well, we pick Secret Santa names from a bag with my family. My grandmother makes sweet potato pie.”

There are so many other traditions, but one tradition is making your own food. We have a delicious recipe for Southern Cornbread and below you can find more recipies at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/thanksgiving/index.html

Total Time: 45 minutes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4-6 servings
Level: Easy

5 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup yellow cornmeal
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup buttermilk (shake before measuring)
2 large eggs

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and position a rack in the middle. Butter an 8-inch-square baking pan. Melt the butter in the microwave in a microwave-safe dish in three 15-second intervals on high or in a small pan on the stove. Set it aside to cool. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and the eggs. Add the melted butter. Add the flour-cornmeal mixture and stir just until combined. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake until the cornbread just begins to brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 to 23 minutes . cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

Written by:  Semira N. and Madison W.


  1. Yum! Those look so good. I want to make them know. There also making me hungry

  2. I always make cornbread around that time!

  3. This looks like a simple and delicious recipe! I hope I can make it soon!