There’s only two more weeks until Thanksgiving and you’re probably looking forward to an adventure in the supermarket.  There’s nothing like looking for parking in a lot that’s virtually full, dodging your way through thousands of other shopping carts, and waiting in a line that never seems to end just so you can pack, and then unpack all of your thanksgiving groceries.  At some point you’ll find yourself in the kitchen for several hours cooking your magnificent family feast until you find out you’ve forgotten something on the list, only to make your way back out in to the maddness of the grocery store aisles once again.

Let’s admit it, none of that sounds fun. But fortunately we live in a progressive city that offers a hassle free option that will help you avoid the grocery stores and even help with some of the cooking, all while enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal at home that your family will remember for years.

Farmhouse Delivery is delivering produce and local products from community farms to homes in the Austin area to save you from the time and the hassle. Place your order at Farmhouse delivery to make your Thanksgiving feast a beautiful reality without leaving your home.

With the help of Farmhouse delivery you can order all of the traditional dishes that have been served for generations.

Main Event

An extra special Thanksgiving starts with an extra special bird.  Unlike conventional birds, the heritage turkeys from Parker Creek Ranch in D’Hanis have roamed on Texas pasture for the last six months, eating grass and insects.  Parker Creek’s pastured birds they taste better than the grocery turkeys. With higher quality feed, happy lives, and longer life spans, the turkeys are able to develop a rich, more robust flavor over time that the rapid-raised factory birds just don’t have.

Sides

  • Roast carrots from Just Peachy Farm and winter squash varieties from Fruitful Hill Farm
  • Try serving a stuffing with apples from Sweet Ruthie’s River Ranch, pork sausage from Richardson Farms, bread from Easy Tiger, and eggs from Happy Chick Farms (recipe and photo below)
  • Make a cranberry and kale salad with a bunch from The Home Grown Farm in Waco.
  • Serve rolls from Austin’s own Slow Dough with a side of grass fed Lucky Layla butter.

Dessert

Texas and Georgia battle yearly for the top pecan producer, but this year the Lone Star state churned out 65 million pounds.  You only need 0.000001% of that to make a great pecan pie.  Use pecans from San Saba Pecans and top it with Mill King’s non homogenized cream.

Farmhouse’s Rye Stuffing with Pork Sausage & Apples

farmhouse stuffing

Serves 4 (you can easily double, triple, quadruple the recipe as needed)

1/2 loaf of rye bread (we used Easy Tiger–the walnut batard would be great as well), crusts cut off and cubed
1/2 pound breakfast sausage
1 T butter
1 large leek or 1 bunch green shallots, sliced
2 ribs celery (plus leaves), sliced
2 apples, cubed
2 eggs
2 c chicken or turkey broth
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 c chopped parsleyPreheat oven to 350. Place bread cubes in a mixing bowl and set aside. In a large ovenproof skillet, brown sausage until cooked through and remove with a slotted spoon to the bowl with the bread cubes. Melt the butter with the pan drippings in the skillet and add leeks or shallots and celery. Saute until they begin to take on a little color. Add the apples and continue to saute until everything is golden and tender. Add to bowl with bread and sausage and toss to combine. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk broth with eggs and season generously with salt and pepper. Pour broth and eggs over bread mixture, add parsley leaves, and mix thoroughly. Bake until stuffing is set and the top is golden brown, about 45 minutes to one hour.
To place your order for a Thanksgiving feast your family will love remember for years, visit  www.farmhousedelivery.com!

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Hayden Walker
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Hayden Walker is the Editor in Chief and Director of Operations for Austin Food Magazine

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