Thanksgiving and the Madeleine Questionnaire

Congratulations, if you are reading this, you have successfully made it through another Thanksgiving! Dishes at our table were a combination of the traditional and contemporary. Since we had a small gathering this year, and only half were carnivores, I made a butterflied turkey breast rather than a whole bird. I cut it into two pieces, marinating one half with a sweet chili sauce and the other half with a sesame dressing. And, to free up oven space, I grilled them!

What was at your table? Did one of the dishes bring back a surge of memories like Proust’s Madeleine?

If so, I invite you to take The Madeleine Questionnaire. I hope that it brings back a flood of good memories for you, including the tastes and smells of your past.As the stories are told to us through The Madeleine Questionnaire, we’ll share them with you. Even if you don’t answer any of the questions in writing, maybe you’ll have a few moments where your memories are jogged and you get to recover a taste, a smell, or even a feeling that is from and of your past.


Now that you are thinking about those old memories, grab that recipe card box you inherited. Look through those recipes and see what memories they evoke. If you still have some time left over, add a few to ReciFoto!

Let’s Talk Turkey

Let’s talk turkey. That is a colloquial expression that mean’s “let’s speak frankly.” I know there are many people who don’t like turkey. They feel that it has no flavor and is too easy to overcook. Or, maybe they just have had one too many bad turkey sandwiches made with rubbery turkey cold cuts. I’m a fan of a good turkey. A fresh turkey from a local farm, or even a frozen one of an heirloom breed can be an eye opening gustatory experience. However, the real stars of a Thanksgiving meal are the side dishes. They are packed with flavor and color to make up for anything you feel your turkey may be lacking. As usual, we picked mostly old recipes, which seems especially appropriate for a time of year that we celebrate family and tradition.

Turkey Roasting Time and Temperature for Recipe Above

Turkey Dressing (Stuffing)

Sweet Potatos

Candied Yams

Carrot Pudding

Corn Soufflé and Cranberry Glazed Carrots

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Sweet Potato Puffs

Cranberry Sauce and Cranberry Jelly

Cranberry-Orange Relish

Applesauce Corn Bread

Pumpkin Pie

We hope you have a great Thanksgiving! Thanks for being a ReciFoto member. Keep adding those recipes!

The ReciFoto Team

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Thanksgiving Snack Plate