Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thinkin' About Thanksgiving.

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? I had big plans to go home -- which means "Utah" in my head, even though I haven't lived there in over 23 years. I was getting really excited to take the holiday road trip, but last night, Eden and Claire informed me that they do not want to travel to Utah over Thanksgiving. They would rather go over Christmas break because cousins will be in town and they want to hang out with them, which means we are staying home and I will be cooking. I'm a little disappointed -- I had already made big plans to visit friends and hang out with some people I haven't seen in a while. Now, I have to switch gears and plan a menu.

So while I'm at it, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes with you in case you are in the middle of making your list too. Before you start to panic, I don't make ALL of these dishes on Thanksgiving.   Sometimes I'm going to someone else's house so I just make one.  Or, sometimes, my whole family gets involved in the kitchen, and each person is assigned a dish.  Then they hunt for the recipe they want to make -- it's loads of fun.  My kids really get into it.  But, these are the dishes I love most -- and I usually make two or three of them when we cook at home.

Click on any of these titles and it will take you right to the recipes, all of which are on my food blog.

Orange Rolls

Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

Spinach Salad with Apples, Blue Cheese and Maple Dressing

Cranberry Sauce (So Easy You Should Never Buy Canned)

Sausage Stuffing with Apples

Southern Style Carrots

Green Beans with Caramelized Onions

Carmel Apple Pie

Rosemary Pecans

Artichoke Soup


Nanette said...

This looks divine! Now I'm hungry!!!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

Like Nanette, I am now starving. Thanks a lot.

Rosie said...

You my friend are too sweet! I wish that I lived closer to you because I would love to go shopping with you! or just visit! Maybe we could do lunch when you come for Christmas. I am sure you are already booked up! There is never enough time!

YOur food looks incredible. I wish that you were here to cook for me! I am hosting Thanksgiving for the first time ever-my Mom's house is under construction! I don't have a clue-good thing she will be here to help me!

Wish me luck!

Focus-Finish!!!!! I am still telling this to myself!!!!

west coast nester said...

I tried your maple dressing recipe and it is fabulous!! I am not sure how I found you in blog land while I was searching for a recipe but once I started peaking at your blog I realized we are neighbors. How wierd is that??