Valley Rewind: Thanksgiving

Special to Black Mountain News
In this photograph from the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center’s Martha Davis scrapbook, a group of people smile for the camera on a snowy Thanksgiving in 1912.

Happy Thanksgiving! In this photograph from the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center’s Martha Davis scrapbook, a group of people smile for the camera on a snowy Thanksgiving in 1912.

This month, the museum is celebrating the fall harvest and home-cooked meals by sharing local recipes collected by Mrs. Ruby Brown Begley, published in her 2003 book: “Treasured Recipes of the Swannanoa Valley.”

This week’s recipe: Squash Cakes, contributed by Jeanette Cochran Ward.

Ingredients:

2 large squash

1 onion

1 egg

Salt and pepper to taste

Cracker crumbs

Flour (to hold mixture together).

Instructions: Grate squash and onion. Mix all ingredients together. Fry in hot oil until brown.

If you try out this recipe, tell the museum about it! Send your thoughts and pictures to svmvolunteer@gmail.com and the museum will share your experience on social media!