Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Recipes

It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is already upon us once again.  I thought we would not have a Thanksgiving meal this year, since my husband was scheduled for esophagus surgery the day before Thanksgiving, and my son and his new bride were not planning to be here this year with us.  It just seemed hardly worth the effort to make a Turkey with all the trimmings for the few of us left at home.  But things changed rapidly.  First my son, Jesse, let me know that Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday and he expects a turkey and all the trimmings whether or not it's only us.  My husband's surgery got rescheduled, and I got a text from my daughter in law asking if it was too late to change plans and come for Thanksgiving.  Suddenly I have a house-full!  So thankfully, I have this week off work, and am making my plans.  I thought I'd share some of my own favorites for Thanksgiving, plus a few others of friend's blogs.
Spiced Cranberry Sauce

And speaking of cranberry sauce, Carolyn's recipe for Chipotle Lime Cranberry sauce looks amazing too:

Stuffing! One must have stuffing on Thanksgiving, mustn't one?  Here is a good bread you can use for stuffing.  Use it in your favorite stuffing recipe.
I love my Pumpkin Cheesecake which is so rich and creamy:
  Jennifer has several other suggestions on her blog listed today as well, with more links...
Her list:
If you want a really fun post for many Thanksgiving ideas, visit Carolyn Ketchum's website.  See Lisa'sThanksgiving in One Bite!  See Red Kuri Squash at Judy's Carb Wars Blog.  See Maria Emmerich's Green Bean Bundles.  Kent Altena's Pumpkin Muffin-in-a-Minute.  Ginny Larsen's Two Minute Microwave Coffee Cake.  Peggy's Sausage Calabacita Casserole.
Thanks for the mention Jennifer!

Her Pumpkin Cheese Pie looks terrific!

Kent's video of Pecan Pie Cheesecake looks pretty wonderful too.  Take a look at these blogs.  They have so many great ideas!  I feel small in comparison!

Whatever foods make Thanksgiving day special to you, don't forget to give thanks!  I have so much to be thankful for!  I posted this on Facebook last year on Thanksgiving... Wouldn't it be great if we had only one day a year to grumble and complain and every other day of the year we gave thanks for all God's blessings?  I know I am very blessed.  I have little to complain about in comparison with all God has given me.

May you all have a terrific Thanksgiving!


  1. Ginny,

    I think it is great that you will have a home full of family after all. I always told my boys I wanted the to marry orphan girls so that they would always be at my house for the holidays and I wouldn't have to share them. Not doing so well there with the two girlfriends we have now, but I will have both boys home this year, at least. I am still holding out for an orphan for Pearson. (really only kidding) Hope your day is special.

  2. Ha ha Lisa! Yes, it is hard as a mother to learn to share. ;) Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving also. Those cranberry filled turkey meatballs look wonderful! I want to give that a try.

  3. Hey, Ginny - I changed my post to include this lovely post rather. :) Your bread looks very interesting and the fact that it works for stuffing - perfect!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and the whole extended family! :)

  4. Thanks Jennifer! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours also! :) My house smells so good right now. :)



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