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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cookbook Wednesday; Happy Thanksgiving!

On todays’ Cookbook Wednesday menu we have a Thanksgiving book published by the folks at William-Sonoma.

William Sonoma Thanksgiving Cookbook

This book is a new addition to my library. A gift from Marion to me and to you dear readers:) The funny thing is, I don’t know exactly when she bought it but I do know I was with her when she did. What you say? Well, she bought it this past Summer at one of many many yard sales we visited on oh so many Fridays. She must have hidden it in one of her funny looking shopping bags, and boy does she have some tattered and torn bags she won’t give up! As you can see, the book is in excellent condition and I am grateful to her for not only thinking of me but of you “guys” too.

William Sonoma Thanksgiving Cookbook

”Take a picture of this book for that TV screen you’re always looking at” she bantered the other evening. I was totally caught off guard. “TV screen” I asked. “What TV screen?” She pointed at my desk and the ever changing screensaver of this Summer’s garden, “that one” she pointed. Of course I knew she wanted me to scan it and post it. She is not oblivious to my posting activities. As a matter of fact, she is quite mindful of not only my blogging activities but many of yours too. I just don’t tell you but believe me, Marion has visited many of your blogs at least once! She IS quite a woman!!! She even chose today’s recipe for Green Bean, Carmelized Onion and Blue Cheese Salad.

At any given time, you will find at least 10 bags of frozen green beans in one of the freezers around here. I don’t like green beans, especially the frozen kind. I will barely eat a green bean casserole, barely. This past harvest season however, Marion gently convinced me to buy fresh green beans. I have a feeling it was because she saw this recipe and knew she would one day coerce me into preparing it. It worked! I picked fresh thyme from the garden today and bought the other ingredients I needed to make this dish for Thanksgiving this year. (I had planned on picking the thyme on Thursday, which by the way is still thriving quite nicely, but we are expecting a snow storm in our neck of the woods so I thought it best to pick it sooner rather than later) And yes, I managed to find fairly decent fresh green beans also:)

Marion also contributed her Thanksgiving Cactus for today’s post. Isn’t it pretty:)

We all may not celebrate a day of thanks on the same day or in the same way but, we all have much to be thankful for each and every day. Stay safe and hug one another:) Louise and Marion:)


Cookbook Wednesday is open to anyone who would like share. Have FUN!
Resources
1. The "Thanksgiving Lady" and Indian Pudding (some of you may have seen this previous post. If you haven’t, may I suggest you do. It shares the story of the makings of Thanksgiving, Sarah Hale and the history of Indian Pudding.)






58 comments:

  1. Louise, the dish looks appetizing & so healthy! I'm surprised when you said Marion reads blogs. How cool is that? She certainly stays ahead of time. Lol! Pls send my compliments to her, dear! xoxo

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    1. She is quite a reader, Shirley. Almost as much as she enjoyes crocheting, lol...She is well into the 21st century. I will send her your compliments.

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  2. Lovely Louise!
    Happy Thanksgiving dear Louise!!
    XO

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  3. Wonderful-looking cookbook. I hope your Thanksgiving dinner will be delicious!

    Mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  4. I am full of admiration for Marion for her thoughtfulness and for her great choice of green bean dish - I would love to have that on my table. Hope you have a great thanksgiving and lots of wonderful food.

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    1. She is so sweet Johanna. Thank you for your kind words and wishes:)

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  5. I actually did a post today on my very first cookbook series. What do I do to list it here?

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    1. Those Betty Crocker books are classic, Nellie. Thanks for sharing them on Cookbook Wednesday:)

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  6. Fun post! What a great gift Marion got for you -- and us. I do like green beans, but not the typical Thanksgiving casserole. This salad sounds much, much better! Great post, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving, Louise and Marion! I have had this book a for a number of years, and it's a gem. And there will be green beans on my table - the classic string bean casserole, and dilly beans that I preserved myself from Restoration Farm. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  8. Tell Marion "thank you" from me. We go to our friends home for Thanksgiving but cook a small turkey dinner of our own over the weekend so we can have leftover turkey sandwiches. This salad is perfect as I don't care to the green bean casserole that everyone else enjoys so much. My herb garden is being snowed upon now but I was like you and picked herbs yesterday. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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    1. Marion is thrilled that you enjoyed this recipe, Karen. She is pretty good at picking winners, lol...

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  9. A great book. I have it in my collection. Have a Happy Thanksgiving:)

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    1. Isn't it Geraldine? Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours:)

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  10. My friend, I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! This cookbook would have been perfect for you to dish out some incredible dishes full of flavour :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. Dear Louise, I wanted to wish you and Marion a very Happy and Very Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday. I think the recipe Marion chose does sound nice. I do like blue cheese and I think it would be a favorite way to serve up the green beans. I am happy that Marion visits the blogs and keeps enthused.
    Have a wonderful day tomorrow. xo Catherine

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    1. Thanks Catherine...Yes, she is quite the blog hopper, lol...

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  12. Dear Louise,
    Great post! You must thank Marion for me for giving you this book. Looks like a nice cookbook. I love green beans and this is a delicious recipe. I have to try it.I love blue cheese as well and the onions...looks .really yummy. I also love Marion's cactus, my mom's is blowing as well. I wish you my dear friend and Marion a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. We do have so much to be grateful for! So enjoy your day don't eat too much...(giggle)
    Dottie :) <3

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  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Louise!!!

    I will put my hands up high for any pies especially apple pies for this occasion!!! You are so lucky to the owners of these classic books :D

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Louise,

      Saw your "confession" at my whoppie pie post.

      No worries, Louise. I'm more than happy to know that Tabi likes to nibble these pies :D I don't know much about the history of whoppie pies... Love to know more rather than just baking them :p

      Hope that you have a great holidays! Cheers!

      Zoe

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  14. Hi Louise, can see that this is a good cookbook. Marion is indeed very thoughtful. Here's Happy Thanksgiving to you and Marion :) Hugs ..

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  15. I have that Sonoma cookbook...it's a gem. Marion is one smart cookie. I make their butternut squash soup every year! Trying to remember how long I've had it. Wonder if Sonoma still sells it?
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Louise!

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    1. I'll have to try that soup, Barbara or at least shre it with my daughter who loves butternut squash soup. Thanks for the tip!

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  16. Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you're having a nice one. I'm baking rolls and grading papers-- some combination!

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    1. Thanks Poppy! If it works, go for it!!!

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  17. Hello Louise, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    There is nothing better than fresh produce, that's good that your friend convinced you to try fresh green beans, and this recipe looks delicious. I'm going to pin it to my 'in the kitchen' folder, so I'll try it one of these days.

    Warmly.

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    1. It is sooooo yummy, Regina. You're going to LOVE it! Thanks for visiting...Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family also:)

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  18. Happy thanksgiving day Lousie.. How sweet of Marion...Have a blessed week ahead..

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  19. Hi Louise, Happy Thanksgiving to you and Marion. That's so sweet of her, the cookbook certainly look wonderful with very appetizing recipes. Thanks for sharing with us.

    That's a lovely cactus, thank you. God Bless and have a lovely evening. Warm regards.
    Amelia

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  20. Happy Thanksgiving, Lousie! Book seems to be great! I'd love to have one too :)

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  21. Hi Louise, thank you for thinking of me and leaving a comment on my blog. I wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you had a wonderful day.

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  22. Hi Louise,
    Your green bean dish looks so delicious!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Marion!

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  23. Hi Louise, I like green beans ... But my big kids don't. Thanks for sharing this recipe "Green Bean, Carmelized Onion and Blue Cheese Salad" ... just nice to make some for myself to enjoy ^-^!
    Oh ! Lovely Cactus with pretty flowers !
    Blessed Thanksgiving holiday to you & Marion !

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  24. Hi Louise , Day late but I made it . Happy belated Thanksgiving , thank Marion or me for the awsone cook book , what a wonderful gift . Smart lady . Marion's cactus is just beautiful and I'm back .
    Check your email (((HHUGS))) to you and Marion ~~Nee~~

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  25. I have a 3 minute break between chores today, having just finished loading the second dishwasher load of the day! Hey, the dish count is way down from Thursday, so it's a victory. That is a great cookbook; hope you and Marion had a great Thanksgiving! Pictures to come next week!

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  26. Hi ~~Louise~~......
    Those beans do look good! Must try that!
    Marion's cactus is beeeeutiful!
    Mine looks pitiful beside hers!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  27. Hi Louise, I've been MIA for the past week...seems like such a long holiday weekend, and no time for myself! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I love the William Sonoma book you received from Marion, and the Green Bean Salad with the caramelized onion and the crumbled blue cheese on the top is surely a nice replacement for the usual classic Green Bean casserole that I made for Thanksgiving. I will certainly make this special salad for Christmas...also pinned it to link back to your blog!
    Marion's cactus flower is gorgeous, we have peach colored flowers on ours (didn't think to take photo of it)
    Take care, and will be looking to link up for the next time with Cookbook Wednesday! (saved the logo)
    Hugs,

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  28. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Marion. This book looks great.

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  29. hi louise, hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving! marion is so sweet...and funny too i think the everyday conversation between you and her. I think she is hinting to you to cook something for her from the williams sonoma book..haha! anyway, i wish both of you to be in good health always!

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  30. I hope you and Marion had a nice Thanksgiving Louise...nice book...and the idea of caramelized onion with green beans topped with blue cheese just sound and look fantastic...

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  31. I hope you enjoyed a great Thanksgiving holiday Louise and thank you for the beautiful vintage recipe of that salad which just went to my list for holidays!

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  32. I have this book, and I love it! And, I've made this green bean dish with blue cheese. I pull this book off the shelf every year as I plan our Thanksgiving menu. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  33. Tell Marion thank you for the selection of the recipe (and loan of the perfectly flowering Christmas cactus). This looks like a nice change from the transitional green bean casserole. Happy Thanksgiving late to both of you!

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  34. Now that's my kind of green bean casserole!

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  35. I hope you had a lovely day at Thanksgiving! This books seems really good. I love that cactus!! So pretty xx

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  36. How amazing. I love thanksgiving dinner.

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  37. Good day Louise ! Happy belated thanksgiving to you & your family. Guess, Marion planning things way far ahead before anyone does. haha..... sounding like me ! Well, unless forgotten. Time flies, I think my hard disk is getting worst this days. >o< Anyway, I'm sure you had a great time with your family. ((hugs))
    Stay happy !
    Blessings, Kristy

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  38. I've got a cookie post up for tomorrow, who knew! Sorry I didn't get to link up with cookbook Wednesday.

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  39. Happy thanks giving louise.. sorry dear i am lil bit late :( i am loving that plater too pass :P

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  40. HI Louise! I do remember the animal cookie box being ornaments. They kept animal cookies like that for the longest time.
    I am trying this season to bake cookies. Your post was an inspiration. Thanks!

    Velva

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Through this wide opened gate,
none came too early,
none returned too late.

Thanks for dropping in...Louise