Thinking Thanksgiving

Sixty Seconds with Judi

My house at Thanksgiving is no Norman Rockwell painting. It is pure chaos! My house is small and the crowd is large. The numbers are frequently in the 30’s.  My sisters and I put out a large spread. Three Turkeys are usually the center piece; each containing their very own stuffing recipe, the favorite being my oldest sisters. She is the only one who can recreate my mother’s stuffing.  The side dishes will vary from year to year with the exception of my Mother-in-law’s Mac-n-cheese; the most requested side dish on the table. Each dish is prepared with so much love and the freshest of ingredients.

Dessert in my family is equally as important as the turkey or any other side on the table. My family likes variety. Each of us has our favorite pie and it is my job to make sure everyone is represented on the table. Our pie table is equally as long as the dinner buffet. The preparation for this meal takes at least a week with the entire menu planning, shopping and baking. Not to mention with the expansion of the family it becomes more all consuming every year.  But, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

If you need help planning your Thanksgiving dinner now is the time to get started. Try ordering your Turkey from Linvilla Orchards they are brought to us directly from a Chester County Family Farm. Turkeys are Never Frozen, Never Caged and No Growth Hormones or Preservatives are used.  And while you are at it don’t forget to order your pies. Here at Linvilla Orchards we have been baking pies every day for over 40 years. Our pies are baked fresh with the finest quality ingredients and there is a variety to please everyone in your house!

Join us in the Garden Center this weekend for:

Gardening with Children   Saturday, Nov 12  /  10AM to 11AM

This month Miss Marcia will be talking about Trees and leaves. What a perfect time to discover the many different trees in our area. This is always a fun class with activities.  Perfect for the 5-10 year olds.

Call 610-876-7116 to register *No Charge

Also visit the Garden Center for Seasonal fall select sales.