Are You Ready for Thanksgiving?

I don’t know about you, but I have been on Pinterest the last few days looking up recipes and ideas for Thanksgiving.  I like to try new things, but unfortunately, my hubby likes the traditional dishes I make every year. You know what I’m talking about, the turkey, the stuffing, sweet potatoes, cole slaw, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.  So, I decided on this blog, I would share some of the recipes I found from other bloggers.

I really like cranberry salads as opposed to cranberry sauce out of the can. I found this recipe over at Sugar n’ Spice Gals.

cranberry jello

Sometimes, I run out of burners on the stove, so maybe this year it would be a good idea to use the crock pot for making mashed potatoes.
I found this recipe at Creme de la Crumb

slow-cooker-mashed-potatoes-7

The best part of Thanksgiving for me is the stuffing! I like it baked separately, hubby likes it cooked in the turkey! So I always make a little extra and put it into a casserole dish for me!  I found this recipe at Center Cut Cooks.

stuffing turkey stuffing

Sweet potatoes are an absolute must at Thanksgiving in our house. I grew up eating canned sweet potatoes smothered in butter and brown sugar sauce. One of things I have changed throughout the years is making sweet potato casserole. This one looks really good so I plan on using it this year, what about you? I found this one at  My Kitchen Escapades

sweet potato casserole

We have to have cole slaw but there are no substitutions for my Grandma’s Cole Slaw!

GRANDMA’S SECRET COLE SLAW DRESSING

1 C Miracle Whip

1/3 C Sugar

21/2 – 3 T Apple Cider Vinegar (this is to taste, if you like a little “tang” to your dressing add the
3 T

1/3 C Evaporated Milk

In a mixing bowl, combine the Miracle Whip and Sugar, stirring to incorporate.

Add: the apple cider vinegar and stir again.

Add: the evaporated milk and stir until smooth.

The dressing will be the consistency of vanilla pudding before it sets up.

The “secret” ingredient is the evaporated milk, or as Grandma called it “can milk.” Make sure you don’t confuse this with condensed milk.

You have to have green bean casserole and you can’t go wrong with Betty Crocker’s recipe!

green bean

By the time dessert rolls around, I’m usually full. I usually make pumpkin rolls and pumpkin pie, I use the recipe on the Libby’s can for the pie.

I found my exact recipe over a Thrifty T’s Treasure!
Hey, that could be my name, I wish I had thought of it!

Grandmas-Pumpkin-Roll-with-Cream-Cheese-Filling

 I might even be making some of the pumpkin pie in a cupcake that I blogged about a few weeks ago. That recipe can be found HERE

pumpkin pie cupcakes: Timeless Treasure Trove

We can’t forget about the star of the show…Mr Turkey!  Last year, I used a tip I found on Pinterest. Instead of putting butter or oil in the turkey, you  cover it with Mayonnaise!  It came out a beautiful brown, I was very happy with it!

So, now you have your entire Thanksgiving meal all planned out for you!

This year, our family has so much to be thankful for.  In July, my hubby had surgery to repair a compressed spinal chord that left him paralyzed. He is headed back to work this week, he is walking and getting stronger every day! If you want to see his journey, you can check it out on this
You Tube video-My Journey

happy thanksgiving

Terri

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