[Sca-cooks] Thanksgiving menu

Lilinah lilinah at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 22 09:36:52 PST 2007

Ah! The old ubiquitous relish dish! Wow! I haven't thought them since 
the last time they were mentioned on this list (which was a while 

I'm from the Chicago area and when i was a kid in the 50s it was on 
the table at most mid-level restaurants and sometimes at home.

The long multi-sectioned dish held celery sticks, carrot sticks, 
whole radishes, and canned olives. I never like canned olives. When i 
lived in France i was converted to good olives and now i can get them 
in most of my local markets, here in Berserkely. But i still love raw 

>Yes, people still do them.  Maybe it's one of those regional things, 
>but my folks (originally from CT) always had one for holiday meals. 
>Think my sister (the #@$!!) got the special glass tray we used.  I'm 
>bringing one as part of my contribution this year--carrots, celery 
>stuffed with lox cream cheese, olives, homemade chutney, pickled 
>beets.  Would have done pickled crabapples, too, if I could have 
>found them, but alas...

I'm making 'em... had the choice of crab apples and lady apples at 
the inestimable Berkeley Bowl.

>who likes the can of peas tradition, too....
>  On Wed, 21 Nov 2007 10:42:34 -0600 (CST)
>"Pixel, Goddess and Queen" <pixel at hundred-acre-wood.com> wrote:
>  > relish tray (carrots, celery, green and black olives,
>  >pickles)

Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita

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