Thursday, December 8, 2011

Always Thankful

I realized that I did not yet share with you our Thanksgiving feast! I had pictures ready for the post, but I guess I got sidetracked with Black Friday and Cyber Monday preparations...

Well, my family's Thanksgiving holiday was a good one. My mom came to visit from Southern California and stayed almost the whole week. We spent tons of time in the kitchen - because she's a great cook, and me - not so great. ;)

Here is some of what we had for our Thanksgiving dinner:

The Yummy Turkey

Cornbread Dressing

Pistachio Pudding

Corn Souffle

Pumpkin Pie & Sour Cream Lemon Pie

These were some of the kid favorites. We also had mashed potatoes & gravy (an absolute holiday meal MUST) and sweet potatoes too (the kind with the toasted marshmallows on top!). Not to mention broccoli (the kids decided they wanted broccoli instead of green beans).

It was a huge feast, and I am always thankful for having family to spend time with and have fun!

And now Thanksgiving is passed and gone...It's already time to start thinking about what we will have for Christmas dinner! Hhhhmmm...I'm not sure yet. What are you planning for your holiday dinner this year?


Isobel said...

Eldest, unmarried, daugther will be with us and we are having a whole Goose breast for the main meal. We like goose hot - but not cold, so getting just the breast for the three of us, seemed like a good idea. One of the UK supermarkets are offering it this year - for the first time to our knowledge anyway.

We'll be having roast potatoes, brussels sprouts, carrots and cranberry sauce - and will probably lace it with brandy or orange liquer during the cooking process!

I'd love to follow with Christmas Pudding, but the others don't care for it, so no point having it on my own. We'll probably substitute it for a home-made Sherry Trifle - following my late mother-in-law's recipe (which she was paid to cross Canada - from B.C. to Ontario - to provide for a special family meal!

Have a great time with your family!

Christie Cottage said...

Looks good!

Ham A good spiral cut ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli casserole, deviled eggs rolls and dessert...chocolate pies homemade crust and all.

Now I am getting hungry!


Sweet Posy Dreams said...

The pistachio pudding looks really interesting. I've never heard of that. I love cornbread dressing, though I make mine with some white or wheat bread crumbs mixed in as well.

For Christmas I always make chicken breasts in a lemon, wine, and caper sauce. It's the only time I make it because it's quite a bit of work with flattening the chicken, etc. I usually also make what we know as buffet beef with a beef tenderloin. We often eat that on Christmas Eve and again on Christmas Day. I like it because you roast it a day ahead and let it marinate overnight. And Waldorf salad just says Christmas to me. And we also snack on Christmas cookies all day long!

Angie Ouellette-Tower said...

Everything looks delicious - great job!
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Additionsstyle said...

Looks like a really tasty feast! I am curious to know how you made your pistachio pudding, it sounds like it would be really good.
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keepingitindie said...

Oh - that turkey looks so good. We are lucky enough that our family cooks pretty much everything - I just bring green bean casserole. Super easy!

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Scrollwork said...

Oh, I just wanted to dive in! Scrumptious food, fabulously photographed. I just realized I should get up from my laptop and make lunch!

We're taking a Honeybaked ham to our oldest daughter's (two hours north) for Christmas. This is the first year in 25 years we are not hosting it, and it feels right to let the next generation (who gave us two grandsons!) flex their hosting wings. They did such a stellar job with the turkey for Thanksgiving.

Sandy said...

Everything looks so good! YUM! Let us know what is on the Christmas menu and what time, okay? I promise to bring a dish! :0)

Courtney said...

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I hope you have a great weekend!

Much Love,

P.S. Your Thanksgiving dinner looks like it turned out very yummy! :)

Sher said...

This feast looks amazing! And to think that we get to do it all over again in a couple of weeks! Plus the additional baking!!!

evey said...

what a tasty feast. just as I was getting over my pumpkin pie cravings, you had to show me some! guess I will be baking tomorrow.

anyway, stopping by and followed you from bloggin buddies. would love to see you over at my blog: we've got a fun mix today on the blog:

ElfRenee said...

Yum, looks good! I'm glad you had a great thanksgiving!

Yatta said...

...and I would very much like the recipe for the corn souffle and pistachio pudding. My 5 year old son is obsessed with corn and my 17 year old daughter is obsessed pistachios. :) How cool you would have recipes using those two ingredients. Your Thanksgiving looks like it was filled with love and blessed. That's awesome. I'm stopping over from MBC and the finding new friends weekend blog hop. Nice to meet you. :0) I'm a new follower as well.

MangoChutney said...

That looks yummy! Do you ship over night?;)

myminimocs said...

it all looks super yummy...and takes me right back to the 24th!