In the United States Thanksgiving is a four day weekend which usually marks a pause in school and college calendars. Thanksgiving meals are traditionally family events where certain kinds of food are served. First and foremost, turkey is the featured item in most Thanksgiving feasts (so much so that Thanksgiving is sometimes called “Turkey Day”). Stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, corn, turnips, yams and pumpkin pie are commonly associated with Thanksgiving dinner.
Pumpkin Pie Recipe
1 unbaked 8” pastry shell 1 egg, slightly beaten
8fl.oz evaporated milk ½ teaspoon ginger
½lb canned pumpkin ½ teaspoon salt
3½ oz sugar ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon 3 cloves
Prepare pastry shell. Blend pumpkin and spices thoroughly. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 400ºF about one hour. Pie is done when a knife in centre comes out clean