Giddy-up on these holiday recipes from our Silver Spurs Club members
Thanksgiving is a special holiday that symbolizes a union of excellent food and quality time with loved ones. This Thanksgiving, the Silver Spurs Riding Club reflects on what they’re most thankful for, including these favorite recipes straight from the ladies of the Silver Spurs. On the blog, we’ll share a few of our Spurs’ members’ favorite Thanksgiving recipes to serve at your table this holiday season.The following recipe was sent in by the Silver Spurs Rodeo’s Special Rodeo Chairperson, Sara Berlinsky. Before every great holiday dinner, there’s a need for a great holiday appetizer. This recipe is an excellent starter for your Thanksgiving get together. It has been perfected through the years for many within her family to enjoy, and now you can too!
1 finely diced English cucumber
1 finely diced sweet onion
2 finely diced radishes
1 minced garlic clove
1 minced jalapeno
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tbsp lime juice
½ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp ground cumin
2. Refrigerate for one hour, or until cold.
3. Serve with tortilla chips.
Sharon Overstreet, a member of one of Osceola County’s pioneering families, sent in this ultimate Thanksgiving day side for you to enjoy at your holiday gatherings this year! You’ll be thinking about this sweet potato casserole while watching the Thanksgiving Day parade and mingling with your family before dinner.
Sweet Potato Casserole
3 cups of mashed yams
1 cup of white sugar
½ cup of melted butter
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup of flour
2 ½ tsp of melted butter
½ cup of chopped pecansInstructions:
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Mix casserole ingredients together, spray 10 x 10 baking dish with cooking spray, pour in casserole filling and bake for 30 minutes.
Mix together the topping ingredients, sprinkle on top of baked casserole and put back in the oven until bubbly.
The following recipe is from Joni Baker, a second-generation member of the Silver Spurs Riding Club. After digging into Sara’s cucumber salad, Sharon’s sweet potato casserole and… whatever else might’ve landed on your plate, you must save room for this dessert. Joni’s pecan pie will be a hit dessert this Thanksgiving!
1 cup of light or dark corn syrup
1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of melted butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
6 ounces (1 ½ cups) of pecans
1 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons of sugar
⅛ teaspoon of salt
½ cup of cold diced butter
1 large egg
Flour for rolling the dough
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Start by mixing the ingredients for the dough in a large bowl. Whisk the flour, sugar, and salt first, then add in chunks of the butter, mix by hand. Add egg then stir the dough, it can be easier to use a fork. If the dough becomes dry, sprinkle cold water on top and knead. Chill the dough in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
3. After chilling, flour the surface of the counter and roll the dough to fit pie pan. Freeze for 30 minutes. Bake the crust for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
4. Preheat oven to 350°F.5. Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into pie crust. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before serving.
From our Silver Spurs family to yours, we are wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! If these dishes find their way to your Thanksgiving table, make sure to share a photo of your creation to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page by using the hashtag #SilverSpursRodeo so we can share it with our Silver Spurs members.