First Thanksgiving

My sister and I usually do a nontraditional Thanksgiving where we invite our friends since our family is usually scattered around. Somehow this year, our whole family, my sisters’ in laws, and my future in laws were all in Houston. BUT we still didn’t do Thanksgiving on Thursday..we celebrated on Saturday! Hey..it’s the thought that counts, eh?

So this year I was in charge of the night! Boy was I tired at the end of it!

Here’s the menu:

Needless to say, we had MORE than enough food.

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Some notes on the recipes.

Cranberry Sauce: I pulsed it a few times with a hand blender to make it less chunky. Definitely liked it better that way!

Stuffing: I used probably 4 different recipes at the end to make the best combination for spices and add ins. The corn bread was awesome in the stuffing.

Green Bean Casserole: AWESOME RECIPE. the family and fiance LOVED this one.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes: I never use a recipe for this and kinda go by taste with a mixture of sour creme, buttermilk, salt, pepper, chives, roasted garlic, butter

Salad: we ended up making a basic salad and leaving the cranberries, grapes, cheese in bowls on the side as add ins for the diverse palette of our guests.

Pumpkin Bars: I added in chocolate chips into this. it gave amazing texture with the bananas. Also I drizzled some of the extra chocolate from the turtle cookies for a finishing touch.

Pictures to Come!

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