Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

“Freedom From Want” by Norman Rockwell from March 3, 1943

Classic Covers: Thanksgiving

Norman Rockwell and his mentor, J.C. Leyendecker, not only created more Post covers than any other artists, their art helped shape the way Americans think about Thanksgiving. The Saturday Evening Post is giving thanks for its two greatest artists. ... More

Classic Covers: How to Handle a Turkey

It isn’t just the farmers and poultry truck drivers who have a hard time handling turkeys. Sometimes the big birds were a handful for our cover artists and models. Why did one famous cover artist start “to feel like an assassin”? ... More

Roast Turkey with Apples

Roast Turkey with Apples (Makes 12 servings) Brine: 1 1/2 cups kosher salt 1 1/4 cups brown sugar 10 whole cloves 3 teaspoons black peppercorns 2 quarts apple cider 4 quarts water Zest from 1 orange 3 teaspoons dried thyme Make brine 1 day before roasting turkey. Combine all ingredients in nonreactive pot. Bring mixture […] ... More
Painting by Allan Sallburg

Thanksgiving … 1950

Hard, hard it is, this anxious autumn, To lift the heavy mind from its dark forebodings; To sit at the bright feast, and with ruddy cheer Give thanks for the harvest of a troubled year. The clouds move and shift, withdraw to new positions on the hills; The sky above us is a thinning haze—a […] ... More

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms (Makes 6 to 8 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 pound gluten-free Italian sausage 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 cup (3 ounces) Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten 24 large mushrooms, stemmed 1/3 cup dry […] ... More

A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving?

Holiday feasts can present a difficult challenge for the 2 million Americans with celiac disease, an intolerance of the protein gluten found in wheat, rye, and barley. If you or one of your guests are on a gluten-free diet, check out these crowd-pleasing holiday recipes. ... More
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