Happy Thanksgiving, Gettysburg! Thanks for checking out our Gettysburg Thanksgiving Guide.
We’re very blessed to live in an area with excellent restaurant and night life options.
I asked a few the Adams County area restaurateurs, chefs, vintners, and farmers to give their take on what would make the perfect Thanksgiving. Each one was asked to provide a specific dish, recipe, or drink that we can all add to our respective tables this year.
I’m getting hungry as I write this, so let’s just dive in…
The Carriage House Inn offers our main course of Freshly Roasted Turkey, which is signature holiday dish they offer at the Inn paired with Oysters.
Sounds delicious! And, apparently, it’s a long-time tradition dating back to the settlers.
Here’s more of how your Thanksgiving dinner would look at the Inn — and how you can re-create it at home:
“Our Freshly Roasted Turkey is lightly seasoned with our harvested dried herbs from our on-site herb garden to enhance the flavors of our turkey. We find it important to continue the settler’s Thanksgiving tradition of serving oysters each year with out Turkey Feast. We lightly bred and fry the mollusks to a perfect golden brown.
As much as Turkey and Oysters is a tradition on this special day, many of our guests join us for our Prime Rib. Our Prime Rib that has been rubbed with fresh garlic and Worcestershire sauce and surrounded by fresh carrots, celery and onions before slowly roasted for many hours is a staple here at the Inn and can not be ignored on a day we are so thankful for.”
Here’s the menu the Carriage House Inn prepared exclusively for the Gettysburg Gazette:
Why It Works: “The Majestic is a semi-sweet Chardonnay and Cayuga blend that can be enjoyed by both dry and sweet drinkers. It is light and crisp with soft notes of lemon, apple, vanilla bean, and honeysuckle,” says Adams County Winery. “This medium bodied white wine will balance perfectly with your turkey while the bright acidity will keep your pallet clean as you make your way through all the flavors that this meal has to offer. We also love this wine with a buttery garlic mash potato, poached pears, or herb pork rib roast.”
The folks at Adams County Winery also recommend the Mulled Scrapple. They tell us it’s “perfect for a fall afternoon.”
The awesome folks at Hollabaugh’s gave us these two mouth-watering recipes straight from the Hollabaugh Family Cookbook they sell in the market:
Cranberry Apple Casserole
Ingredients: 3 c peeled and chopped apples; 2 c fresh or frozen cranberries; 1/2 c and 2 T flour; 1 c sugar; 3 1/4 c chopped pecans; 1/2 c brown sugar; 1/2 c butter melted; 3 pkgs cinnamon roll flavored instant oatmeal
Directions: combine apples, cranberries, and 2 T flour, tossing to coat fruit. Add sugar. Mix well. Combine pecans, 1/2 c flour, brown sugar, and oatmeal. Add butter and stir well until mixture is crumbly. Spoon over fruit mixture. Bake uncovered in preheated 350F oven for 30-40 minutes or until bubbly.
Apple Rice Pudding
Ingredients: 3 c apples, sliced; 3 T lemon juice; 2 1/4 c water; 1 c sugar; 1 tsp cinnamon; 1/2 tsp nutmeg; 2 tsp vanilla; 2 1/2 T butter; 3 c cooked rice
Directions: Add lemon juice to the apples. In a large sauce pan, heat water. Add sugar until dissolved, stir in apples. Add spices and cook for 5 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients, pour into buttered baking dish. Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes.
How To Make It:
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