Wow, this is the second longest blogging break I’ve ever taken, beaten only by my honeymoon. 🙂 I had big plans for sharing all my recipes with you guys, but then I had too many things going on simultaneously so I did a really shitty job of documenting the process. This means that you’ll get to see the recipes in various stages of completeness. However, I figure that no one is really looking for Thanksgiving recipes after the actual day, so it’s probably not a big deal.
I tried out a few new recipes and some of them worked out well, and others were just ok. I made a Cranberry Pomegranate sauce. This was good, but I think I needed to let it cook a little longer because it wasn’t thick enough.
And, I made some broccoli rice and cheese casserole. This is my favorite, and it’s so ghetto. The recipe involves cheese wiz. And, yes, I probably could have updated it with some real cheese, but I’ve liked it for years, so why change it now?
And the sweet potatoes. Mmmmm…with marshmallows. Even better. It’s just sweet potatoes, maple syrup and butter. So simple and so delicious.
I also did some appetizers. I tried out some spinach and gruyere pinwheels made with puff pastry and some french onion soup stuffed mushrooms.
Oh, and the pies. I did pumpkin, my sister made pecan and chocolate and her fiance made a chess pie. OMG, I couldn’t pick just one, so I had a sampler plate.
Also, my brother made fun of me for decorating the table and actually complained about the “dirty acorn” I put on his napkin. But, I still think it was worth it. What do you think?
Overall the weekend was great, we played some games, ate a lot of food, and to round out the weekend, we also found a dog and returned it to its owner. (Yes, we actually found this dog running in the street and found the owners!)
How was your Thanksgiving weekend?