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Ukrainian Thanksgiving Church Potluck

    Many different types of food for Thanksgiving church potluck

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    Our Church celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday with a lengthy service (3+ hrs). Feels like we were in church all day – from morning practices till after the potluck (11:30 ish to 5:45 pm) Ok, I guess that was the whole day.

    Anyway, I wanted to give you all some ideas of what to make for the upcoming holidays. Thank you to my hubby who took the photos. True, I don’t have recipes for several of these, but go ahead, ask your questions and I’ll see what I can acquire :).

    Well, here’s a glimpse of what was served up at our church potluck. We all ate like kings today! When God blesses, he does so abundantly. If you recognize one of these recipes, please feel free to give the rest of us the details 🙂

    Natasha Kravchuk

    Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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    • Olga M
      June 2, 2013

      The mystery meat in the last row is chicken. Skin the chicken, cut off all the meat, chop, and season with salt, pepper and garlic. Stuff the meat mixture back in the skin and tie with kitchen twine. Roast in the oven under a brick. Slice when cool. Best served cold or on sandwiches. My mother used to make this years ago.

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        June 2, 2013

        What an interesting technique! I think I need to get ahold of a brick 🙂

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    • Sarah Z.
      November 13, 2012

      Thank you Natasha.

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    • Sarah Z.
      November 13, 2012

      1st one on the first row- trubochki,
      3rd one second row, 3rd one thirst row, and the three pictures before the beans with almonds look interesting as well if possible. I know I am asking for too much, but I just want to see what would you recommend for me to do. I volunteered to make 3 cakes or desserts since everyone else is making other food already. When I checked this post I was like wow, I should ask Natasha for some of the recipes 🙂 Thank you!

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        November 13, 2012

        I don’t have the trubochki recipe since I don’t have the special mold 🙁
        Here is the Green Beans and Almonds recipe
        3rd second row was a type of kiev cake. I have a similar one posted here.
        I don’t remember what was in the 3rd one first row; It wasn’t one of my cakes. I’ll be on the lookout for it at this years thanksgiving church potluck (Sunday!) 🙂 Hope that helps

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    • Sarah Z.
      November 12, 2012

      Hi Natasha,
      I am looking forward to making few cakes for the potluck that we will have in my aunts house this year and I was wondering if you are able to give me some of these delicious cake recipes on this post? btw, these waffles flowers and trubochki look amazing. Thank you for all the work you do.

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        November 13, 2012

        Which recipe are you looking for specifically? I have many of these recipes already posted 🙂

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    • Rimma
      February 25, 2012

      Thank you!

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    • Rimma
      February 25, 2012

      Hi, Natasha. Did you get hold on waffle trubochki recipe and cake with oranges on top?

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        February 25, 2012

        The waffle trubochki require a special press so I never got that recipe because I don’t have the press (yet!) and the cake with oranges, no one has claimed it. I’ll be on the lookout or it at the next church potluck.

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    • Vera P.
      November 10, 2011

      Hi 🙂

      Do you happen to know the recipe to the Pineapple Cake?? I tried it once at someones house… but would love to make it myself. It was YUMMY!!

      thanks,
      Vera P.

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      • Natasha
        November 10, 2011

        No but I know what cake you are referring to. I think someone in church makes it. I’ll try to find out. If you find a great recipe for it in the mean time, please share! 🙂

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    • Irina P
      December 21, 2010

      Is canapky ukrainian for бутерброд in russian? I think this word is so funny 🙂 Everything looks so delicious on these photos! Makes my mouth water! Wonderful website, I just stumbled upon it today and love it!!! God bless you!

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      • Natasha
        December 22, 2010

        Yes it is the same thing. I agree “byterbrod” is fun to say. It almost sounds german.

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    • Ilona
      November 23, 2010

      I greatly appreciate you emailing me the recipe.. Thank you so much. It looks very simple and i will try this upcoming Thanksgiving… Thanks again and happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

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    • Lidia Abbasi
      November 23, 2010

      The photos are beautiful! I would love to know the names of the dishes in these photos and also ask for the recipes of many,especially the cakes. All I need is a cup of coffee to go along with them. Do you know anyone from the Ukrainian Baptist church in Berwyn(Chicago)? Wishing you and your family a Blessed Thanksgiving.

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      • Natasha
        November 23, 2010

        I’m working on the recipes. Sorry, I don’t know anyone from Chicago. Thank you and wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving as well.

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    • MILA
      November 23, 2010

      hey I would like to get the recipe for the tooshana kapusta if you can do that i would really appreciate and if you have any good recipes for stuffing a turkey or at all how to make a turkey

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      • Natasha
        November 23, 2010

        I just got a good recipe for tooshana kapusta from a seasoned cook in our church, but I have to test it first so I can give exact measurements and cook times. I’ve never made turkey before. I’ll have to watch my mom this year and document the process, but it probably won’t be available till next year 🙁 sorry, I know that doesn’t help much.

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    • Ilona
      November 22, 2010

      Natasha,
      these look delicious… I would love to know the recipe for the grean beans and almonds.. I’ve been looking for a recipe that has green beans.. Whenever you have time, pls post it.. It will be much appreciated.

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    • Joe in N Calif
      November 22, 2010

      Looks wonderful The roll, sixth down, center, looks a whole lot like a nut roll, not a chocolate filled roll. Ground nuts (a mix of hazelnuts, walnuts, and pecans is great) mixed with some sugar and milk, rolled up in a light, slightly sweet yeast dough. Poppyseed filled is great too.

      May I ask what church you go to?

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      • Natasha
        November 22, 2010

        You’re right, It does have nuts in it. Full Gospel Slavic Church – It’s a Ukrainian church

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        • Joe in N Calif
          November 23, 2010

          Thank you. When you mentioned a 3 hour service I was thinking maybe you are Orthodox, but some of your phrasing in the About tab was not in the usual Orthodox lexicon. I was a bit confused.

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          • Natasha
            November 23, 2010

            No, not orthodox 🙂 Our holiday services are always very lengthy, kids choirs, youth choir, adult choir, songs, sermons, ….

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    • Lesia
      November 22, 2010

      Please get any and all the recipes for any or all the beautiful cakes. If I baked any one of those cakes, my husband would marry me all over again…lol

      Seriously, I’m somewhat obsessed about cake recipes and would make it my mission to get the recipes! I’ll leave that in your hands….

      It would be greatly appreciated.

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      • Natasha
        November 22, 2010

        I’ll see what I can do. We have alot of very talented bakers in our church :). I have 2 nice cake recipes right now that I haven’t posted, but I have to test them first and get everything exact – cakes are quite a posting process too.

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    • Dina
      November 22, 2010

      very nice, makes me hungry all over again, the food was delicious!

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    • Liza
      November 22, 2010

      That all looks amazing! Mmmmm!

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