Possibly my favorite American holiday

is the heartwarming tradition of  Thanksgiving.

Always filled with fun-loving family + friends

and loads of delicious food.

So this weekend,

an early Thanksgiving was celebrated at our farm

The menu was planned with great care;

using many local & farm fresh ingredients

along with a few exotic choices

We invited 11 wonderful Irish and expatriate friends

whom we are so fortunate to have in our lives

to share our feast and give thanks with us

It was a magical evening filled with laughter, joy & warm wishes…

and then, as tradition would lend itself,

was ended with a pretty slice of pumpkin pie

Happy Thanksgiving!

Slan Abhaile,


Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie

serves 8


3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

2 large eggs

1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin (can be purchased in Fallon & Byrne or Donnybrook Fair, Dublin)

1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk

1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell

Whipped cream (optional)

Mix sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.

Pour into pie shell.

Bake in preheated 425° F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream before serving.

Photos by Imen McDonnell

other recipes:

Spinach Salad w Warm Lardons & Apple Cider Dressing

Creamy Celeriac Soup

Wolfgang Puck Brined Roast Turkey with Pan Gravy

Tarragon Green Beans

GOOP’s Cranberry Chutney

Amy Vanderbilt’s Oyster Stuffing & Sweet Potato Pie via Clare

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13 Responses to “An Irish Thanksgiving Feast”

  1. […] for this year’s Thanksgiving celebration and I am just thrilled! Last year, we hosted the dinner in our home with a group of our expat friends which was wonderful and this year it will be just as […]

  2. Amanda says:

    Wonderful! I just found your site and it’s beautiful! I live in NYC but grew up much of my childhood in Fife, Scotland, and our Thanksgivings there were fantastic. We’d have vast numbers of guests since no one else was busy that day, and friends would always insist on piping in the turkey.

  3. retro sweets says:

    Hi! stumbled upon your blog from the thefood.ie and I really like how your page looks. 🙂 It reminded me of the many index papers I used to write notes.
    Anyway, the menu looks so cute. I vow to make that one next Thanksgiving. Thanks for the idea! 🙂

  4. susan says:

    I have used Wolfgang Puck’s brined roast turkey recipe for several years now and it has never let me down. Thank you for sharing!

  5. daria says:

    Thanks for hosting your event early and sharing the menu. What great inspiration for our upcoming feast! Sounds absolutely scrumptious.

  6. Echo says:

    I didn’t know that Thanksgiving was celebrated in Ireland! Or is it something you brought over? Your menu looks scrumptious. It makes me even more excited for Thursday’s dinner.

    • imen says:

      Thank you for your comment. No, it is not celebrated here, but, of course, I have to bring it into our home! Glad you like it, enjoy your Thanksgiving too. x

  7. Looks divine! Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Eva says:

    Sounds so yummy! How well did the pumpkin pie go over this year? 🙂

  9. josie says:

    wow… the menu alone just.looks.amazing.
    happy thanksgiving from ny!

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