Sunday, November 27, 2011

I am bursting at the seams...

to decorate for Christmas but have been told we must wait to at least Dec 1... Shame that lands on a weekday. So this upcoming weekend things will look different around here. But first, let me share our Thanksgiving. Or as I like to call it Slapsgiving. For those who know HIMYM, then you will know what that is =).
Here is what our table looked like, with of course a peak of my hutch.

This is table was for my niece and nephew. They got chocolate turkeys. "Turkeys for my Turkeys."

Ok the next pictures are not for your veggie lovers or vegans. And I am not sure why there is not one single picture of the turkey finished ! LOL. I swear it looked amazing.

Here is Betty Breast cooking in the crock pot. Always need extra white meat right?

And her friend Tom cooking in his bag. This really is the best way to cook a turkey and the fastest.

I knew I had to have this when I saw it. Terrible pictures but they wanted to cut into him and I needed to snap one fast ... It's a turkey shaped butter !

Up first, butternut squash soup. My first time making and it was amazing ! Just had to add some more spices to what the recipe called for and it was delish !

Clearly there is a huge gap here on the other food but what can you do. We had the normal turkey day menu. Mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, two stuffing's (because my family has it's own rendition to it) carrots & parsnips and corn casserole. Which was a first for our family and so so delicious. Here's the recipe in case you want to try. I highly recommend.
1 can whole kernel corn (juice, too)
1 can cream style corn
1 c. sour cream
1/4 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. melted butter
1 (8 oz.) box Jiffy corn muffin mix
Mix together adding muffin mix last. Bake in large casserole or 9x13 pan at 350 degrees 50-60 minutes until set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
And of course Turkey !!!

But now onto the desserts. We chose to stay simple and not have a ton. And guess what, it was perfect.

First up pumpkin pie. I am so not a baker but I was impressed I could do it. It was pretty simple.

Then my husbands apple pie. So good.

Mine and my sisters rendition of banana bread. Chocolate chips inside and cream cheese frosting with Heath bar chips outside. This was before the frosting. Again, note to self, I really need to capture things when they are finished !

And that's it ! That's how I spent my very loud NY thanksgiving.

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