Thanksgiving 2018 – Our Menu

Here is this year’s menu:

I’m also going to have some deviled eggs and veggies to snack on until it’s time to eat.

Here is a breakdown of when I’m going to make the different recipes so that I’m not going to be in the kitchen all day long.

Monday – Finish shopping for the perishable items. 
Make the white salad.  Hope I don’t eat all of the white salad.
Assemble the corn casserole.

Tuesday – Make the vegetarian stuffing in the slow cooker.
Make the pecan pie bubble up.
Make the whipped cream.  Make sure there is enough for the Imaginative One to taste test.

Wednesday – Make the pressure cooker mac and cheese.
Bake the pumpkin pie sheet cake.
Hope the boys have cleaned enough for us to go see Wreck It Ralph.

Thursday – Turkey
Bake the corn casserole.
Make the green bean casserole in the casserole slow cooker.
Make the stuffing in the slow cooker.
Warm the brown and serve rolls.
Make the mashed sweet potatoes in the microwave.
Take the boys to the senior center so they can help serve lunches.
Watch Moana with the boys.  (Their request)

Have a magical day,
Traci

Swiss Heritage Center – Berne, Indiana – Part 2

Swiss Heritage Center – Part 1

After we finished with the Luginbill House, we went over to the Cheese House.  We learned how they made the Amish cheese which was interesting.  Did you know they have to boil the milk in a copper pot and check the constancy later with a silver spoon?  It’s interesting how they knew how the metals interacted with the different steps of the cheese making process.

Next we went over to the Apple Cider Press. When it was in operation, it was the biggest apple cider press in the United States.  It was not original to the Berne area but was moved to the Heritage Center from a place within 40 miles away.

The press barn was rather dark so I apologize for the quality of some of the photos.

F. William Hauenstein built this press during the Civil War.  The pressing beam was oak that at time was about 300 years old so it was already growing when Christopher Columbus arrived in the West Indies.

More info about the press

After visiting the Cider Press, we left the Heritage Center to go watch the glockenspiel at the clock tower.  Then we came back to enjoy the rest of the tour with Char.

Join me next time when we’ll visit the church and doctor’s office at the Swiss Heritage Center.

Have a magical day,
Traci