Thanksgiving in Ruthorford is a very special time. It is a time for the blending of cultures and the sharing of traditions. From the earliest times, when the surrounding tribes allowed a chosen few to settle the sacred area, these families have looked after one another, protected one another, respected one another and enjoyed the fruits of their friendship.
In remembrance, it is at this time that the Tribes and the Townfold come together at the Abbott Bed and Breakfast for the traditional Groaning Board Feast. The foods are a blend of Native American, Scottish, and what they like to call the traditional/transitional fare of the South.
It is a “By Invitation Only” affair, so consider yourselves lucky to have a peek at what’s on the menu.
It’s Time for the Ruthorford Thanksgiving!
The Abbott Bed and Breakfast, its Groaning Board laden with sumptuous fare, will begin serving at noon, Thursday, November 26, 2015. Munchies and beverages will be available starting at 11.
If you are planning a contribution to the Groaning Board, please contact Teresa so she can ensure the proper setting is available.
The Back Room will have the big screen on for all you football fans.
Of course, the back lawn will see its fill of games as well.
We have so much to be thankful for this year, please come and share in the festivities.
Don’t forget the Ruthorford Black Friday extravaganza: Snacks and beverages will be available all day at the Abbott Bed and Breakfast, as well as free gift wrapping. Start the day off with a light breakfast fare available from 6 am til 9.
What’s on the Groaning Board at the Abbott Bed and Breakfast:
Of course, the traditional turkey, prepared by the new chef on site, Sandra, who is also doing the giblet gravy.
Dressing and herb rolls by none other than Teresa Abbott Ruthorford.
Roasted Pork with Gooseberry Sauce by Rowe Davis, as well as his famous stuffed trout.
Roasted root vegetables, Baked Acorn Squash, and Three Sisters Soup by Brenda Garrett.
There will also be Clapshot, Haggis, Black Pudding, and Apple Butterscotch Pie, provided by the Caldwells.
And of course there will be the traditional butternut squash soup, black cherry gelatin salad, green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, and many more delicacies.
Relishes and raw veggies abound for munching.
Don’t forget the beverages are flowing in the parlor manned by none other than Sassy.
Pumpkin, apple, sweet potato, buttermilk, pecan, chocolate coconut, peanut butter, cranberry/raisin, and lemon pies by Misses Alice and Grace.
~ From Ruthorford to you ~