Friday, November 12, 2010

Thanksgiving is 13 days away!

Last year we spatchcocked the turkey, using Martha Stewart's instructions. It was ideal for our situation - warmer weather and apartment living. The turkey cooked in half the time and we didn't have to keep our oven on so long it was too hot to stay inside for dinner!

This year we will probably do the same thing, even though we have more space. It was just so convenient and it tasted great. Maxine declares that the turkey must be brined, though, so brined it shall be.
Nan will make her traditional crescent rolls. She will make a quadruple batch so that we have enough for 4 families to snack on, have with dinner, and take for leftovers.

And there will be pie. Lots of pie! Pumpkin, apple, chocolate cream! And we're going to sneak in a pumpkin cheesecake just because.

Also this year I am going to make Pioneer Woman's recipe for green bean casserole. We tried her sweet potatoes last year and almost died from happiness, so I'm pretty sure we can't go wrong with her casserole. Plus, I'm the only one who really has to have the stuff on the menu, so I may as well experiment and see if I can't get any more followers, eh?

We'll have 8 adults (with a possible 10) and 7 children. We are hoping for mild weather so we can put the tables in the back yard and eat outside. I'd love to hear some fun and easy kid craft ideas! We have ages from 1 to 10....

3 comments:

Gurgy said...

You know, Bass Pro Shops is having a free workshop this week for the kids to make tree ornaments with popsicle sticks glued into a triangle and then cut out and glue on reindeer horns, a red fuzzy nose, eyes, etc for a rudolf tree ornament... Maybe you can think of things along those lines for the kids. I have a great pumpkin cheesecake recipe, we also make greenbean cassarole every year for thanksgiving and xmas lol. But we also make carmel apple pie, walnut pie, lemon meringue and pumpkin roll..... sigh... I can feel all the pounds loading on now...

Catherine said...

Walnut pie???? I've NEVER heard of that!

Sounds wonderful though! May I have your recipe?

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