Monday, November 23, 2009

WI Thanksgiving recipes

WI Food Drive - 11 Bags

I am always looking for some new, yummy recipes and love to hear about family recipe traditions.

My family recipe comes from my Grandma Murbach. She is 92 now and so sweet! Sharp as a tack and still wants to know why I don't send her "thank you notes" (guilty, I'm afraid).

While you have your favorite recipe out, share it here with us. Who knows, maybe we'll have a new tradition of serving a Women Inventor Dish on our Thanksgiving table!

Keep an open mind when reading mine! :) It's really delicious!


2 packs of thawed peas
1 Teaspoon lemon juice
1 Pt of Sour Cream
1 Can of Spanish Peanuts
1 Teaspoon of Garlic Salt
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate. Serve cold in a pretty dish. Enjoy!

Thanks Grandma!


  1. Had to think about what recipe to post and decided to go with the most special in my family. I am a very proud quarter Armenian on my mother's side. Every year at Thanksgiving all the cousins and aunties get together to make Cheese Boreg and Sarma (stuffed grape leaves). Today I will share the recipe for Cheese Boreg.

    NOTE: These need to be made a head and frozen. We make lots and I always have some in my freezer to share with friends over a glass of wine :).


    2 boxes Pepperidge Farms pastry sheets, thawed in fridge
    flour for dusting pastry sheets
    1 lb. jack cheese, shredded
    8 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
    1 egg, whisked
    2 tbs. parsley, finely chopped (optional)
    salt and pepper (dash of each)


    In mixing bowl thoroughly combine cheeses, egg and parsley, dash of s and p. Set aside.

    Carefully unfold pastry sheet onto floured surface with creases going horizontal. Roll just enough to stretch a bit - not too much.

    Using tablespoon, drop cheese mixture onto the pastry sheet. You will place them three across and three down - making 9 boregs per sheet.

    Using a knife make two cuts down (the seams) and two across separating the little rectangles. Then take them one at a time, wet the edges and seal with a fork all the way around. Place gently in rows in freezer bags and put in freezer.

    When you are ready to enjoy -

    Preheat oven to 425
    Place boregs on baking sheets and brush with egg wash.
    Bake for 13-15 minutes or until they look puffy and golden!

    Guaranteed to impress your friends and your taste buds :)

    Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!


  2. Sounds delicious Jen! I am printing it out now for my next cooking experience!

  3. Tracy, That recipe for peas and peanuts sounds delicious! I'm going to try it. Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Oh good! It's so easy to make and it's really yummy (and different)! :) Tell me what you think after you've served it!

  5. I will but I'm not making it for Thanksgiving. I love peas and I love peanuts... It just sounds sooo good.

  6. Happy Turkey Day Eve!!! I have not heard anything also. I have a huge favor to ask of all the women who are still waiting to hear back!!!! Could you please post under here as anonymous so we can count how many of us are left. I'm just wondering if it is the four of us left that got the executed contracts that are the only ones left. If you could do this for me it will help soooo much to see what is going on!!!!! Thank you!!!! Have a happy Thanksgiving! #3

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! #8 is still waiting........

  8. Thank you guys!! It looks like it is the four of us still waiting to hear from them.

    Where are you at #9??? Are you still here? Have you gone MIA!!!

    Is anyone else waiting?? #3

  9. Hey Ya'll!!!!

    Thought'd I'd tell you a story that my friend Amy just told me on the phone a few days ago. She lives in Phoenix now, but lived in Idaho not too long ago. She knew her OB back home had struggled with cancer many years ago, and heard it had come back...she sent a note back home to her. She got a card in reply from her OB saying that the cancer was taking over and she was "weary" thinking about having to soon leave her earthly family. Amy's OB is not much older than we are. She has kids.

    I complain so much more than I should, and I can get so very tired with all the kids, and headbands, and adoption court concerns, and other things in my life....sometimes I just forget to stop all the craziness and running in my life and just be thankful for my family, for life, and for the "little" things like my WI online friends. :)

    So, here's hoping that your world can stop spinning and your brain can stop taking you down roads to think and worry about things that cause you stress and grief. Cause we are all very very blessed. And I'll say a prayer for you today...and selfishly hope you'll say one for me. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    With much love,

  10. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! And yes, let's remember all of the millions of little things there are to be thankful when you first open your eyes in the morning and there's a roof over your head. And then when you sit up and swing your legs over the edge of the bed to get up they work!

    Hope everyone has a beautiful day...


  11. Happy Thanksgiving all my fellow WI!!! God is so good I have so much to be grateful for this year! We officially adopted my two beautiful babies a month ago!! I have four beautiful healthy kids and the most amazing husband ever!!! I hope you all have the best Thanksgiving! Thanks Deedra for helping me keep my priorities straight. I have been praying so much for you on the adoption. #3

  12. Hi all,
    Hope you enjoyed a thankful joyous Thanksgiving as I have. I have been away for a while and have kept up with my reading of posts but my November has been so crazy I really haven't had a chance to put in my two cents as I usually am not shy about doing. ;-) You Ladies are such an inspiration to me and make me laugh, smile, and sometimes cry as I read the posts you all leave. I do feel a kindred sense with all of you as weird as that may sound cuz most of you this is the only connection I have with you is here on this blog.

    Deedra I too have adopted children and have been praying for your efforts at adoption. Our wait for my son Jack seemed like an eternity and now he's gonna be 7 yrs old. Time does march on that is for sure.

    The early part of this month my family went on a little adventure all the way from NH to KY. A two day trip. We traveled with our 32' camper on board were 8 dogs, 5 pigs (of the guinea pig variety) 4 people and 1 fish. Let's just say I do not envy Noah at all!!! LOL

    We sadly are losing our home. We have fought for 2 yrs to keep it and it's time to say enough is enough. Last year and this year my husband only worked about 1/2 of the year each year. He is in construction and work has been very scarce to say the least and next year doesn't look to be any better.
    So our trip to KY was two fold we went to visit dear friends and to contemplate whether we should move there. We have prayed about it and we feel lead to make this move. (So hard to know what the Lord wants.) Our friends who live in KY are in the Army and will be stationed in Hawaii (talk about a rough tour of duty LOL) They have graciously offered to let us house sit for the 6 - 9 months that they are in Hawaii and so we are moving to KY the 28th of Dec. and starting a new chapter of our lives. So this month and next month are gonna be crazy with preparation for our move. I will miss my house but for the last two years it feels like we've lived to keep our house and to tell ya the truth it is somewhat of a relief to be able to just move on. And we will take this opportunity for my husband to pursue Ministry and take some on-line courses. So please pray for me Ladies because even though sometimes it feels like my world is coming apart. I do have so much to be thankful for 2 great healthy kids that the Lord hand picked just for me :-) a great husband and you wonderful Ladies to share my adventures with. BTW - I will always keep inventing no matter where the Lord leads me.

    I'm sorry if I have gone on and on but I know the power of prayer and you Ladies have presented yourselves as a group that understands the power of prayer and so I am asking you to please keep me in prayer as well as our dear sweet WI sister Deedra. And may God bless you as well. :-)

    Thank you all for your support and prayers,

    Mary S

  13. HI #3,
    SO sorry I have been MIA! I sculpt art dolls and I'm in my busy,busy season. Very exciting stuff though. They have nothing to do with my invention and it has been nice to have something else to totally consume me. Happiest Thanksgiving to all and God bless.

  14. Hello #9 it is so nice to hear your OK!!! My mom used to make dolls! Wow you are a very talented lady to do this and invent! I'm very impressed with all your talent.

    Mary I have been praying for you and your family in this time! I hope your new journey brings you so much unexpected blessings and joy!!! :0)

    I hope this week brings all of you great and amazing things!! Keep pushing ahead all of you incredible Women Inventors!!!! #3