05 Dec

Rick came home with me for Thanksgiving and thus was given the initiation rite task of assembling the relish plate. He knocked it out of the park. Most people fumble a bit thinking to themselves, ok, where’s the relish and why would I put out relish at Thanksgiving and why on a plate. But not Rick, he responded immediately with, “OK! How do I do that?” See the thing is that in our family (and apparently others in the area of Ohio where my parents grew up, but not at all in any family of any non-relative that I’ve ever met) a relish plate is synonymous with a vegetable platter. Specifically carrots, celery and olives.

Mom made poultry seasoning and flour dredged seitan again this year, my favorite! And my brother and his wife added the portabello mushrooms back in to tradition. I am super thankful to have such an awesome and supportive family that also happens to be full of such good cooks!


Posted by on December 5, 2009 in other bits of life, yummy in my tummy


4 responses to “Thanksgiving

  1. katie

    December 6, 2009 at 11:01 am

    We always have a relish plate too! Ours is usually black olives, baby dill pickles, celery, and carrots.

    • ellie

      December 9, 2009 at 12:26 pm

      Ours is usually black olives too! Mom went fancy this year 😉

      xoxo Ellie

  2. Claire

    December 16, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    I always thought of “relish plate” to mean pretty much the same thing as “vegetable platter” as well. In my mind a relish plate is a slightly fancier dressed-up version of a platter of carrot and celery sticks. As in…. Look! It’s decoratively organized, and has more than two vegetables on it… so it’s a relish plate! So much fancier than a plain old non-special occasion pile of carrot sticks!

    Ours usually did not have olives (nobody liked them plain) but we had radishes instead.

    • ellie

      December 17, 2009 at 1:18 am

      Hmm, not just PA or Ohio then….


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