Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Day Traditions


This week for Kelly's Korner ~ Show Us Your Life it is all about Thanksgiving Day traditions. Unfortunately, I only have some pics from my Dad's house last year and was so busy cooking at mine that I didn't snap any!

I usually cook turkey with all the fixins! Brian has always wanted us to have a tradition of eating at our house at least sometime near Thanksgiving (usually a day or two before or after). We always have to go to at least two different houses to eat on Thanksgiving day and the day after.
To be honest I love that we make sure to eat at home as a family.
A lot of work, but we've got our own leftovers!

Here is a list of what I usually cook:

*Turkey (sometimes I cook just a breast)
*Dressing (or stuffing) ((cooked outside the bird!))
*Mashed Potatoes
*Green Beans
*Hashbrown Casserole
*Mac-n-Cheese (elbow mac, velveeta cheese, butter, milk :)
*Corn or Peas
*Sweet Potato Casserole (Recipe below!)
*Fresh Cranberry Sauce (yummy!)
*Rolls (Sister Shubert's (sp?) frozen from wally world:)
*Pecan Pie
*Banana Pudding
*Seven Cup Salad or Watergate Salad (not every year)

I am looking forward to seeing some new ideas and recipes on this blog tour! If anybody wants specific recipes just let me know.

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

Our homeschool tree of Thanks and Blessings from last year!

Sweet Potato Casserole recipe:

3 cups sweet potatoes (cooked) (or 2 cans of Yams)
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350'. Drain and mash sweet potatoes. Add all ingredients and combine with potatoes and pour into a casserole dish.

Topping:1/4 - 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup nuts (optional)

Mix together and pour over top of sweet potato mixture. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

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