Saturday, November 28, 2009

Foody Friday- Thanksgiving!

This was tonight's spread.  We had our big feast tonight instead of yesterday because my man had to work a night shift and would have missed dinner. It turns out he missed tonight's too because a 'certain someone' refused to be quiet when I asked her to and woke him up three times! So us girls made the best of the evening that we could. It was my Aunt, her 'part-time pup', my Marshmallow Girl and I. It would have been easy to go to a bitter place in my heart tonight, and I did peek in on it, but I really do have so much to be thankful for that I forced myself to look at those good things instead. Like having no family members deployed right now, generally good health all around, and the promise of seeing more family soon at Christmastime!

This food was quite yummy as well! It was a cooperative effort between my Aunt and I. She did the side salad, roast turkey breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy. I made green bean casserole, candied yams, and cranberry relish. We also had Martinelli's Sparkling cranberry cider and pumpkin pie from Costco with Aunt's real fresh whipped cream. For my dishes, I took recipes from French's, Bruce's, and allrecipes then  put my own little special touches to them. I kind of don't want to give away my secrets but I will say the main difference is that the green beans have bacon, the yams have marshmallows, and the berries are clovey! These were so scrumptious, and there's plenty of leftovers, hooray!

Over the next couple days I will be looking for a good recipe for our leftover turkey tenders that I did for the little dinner my girl and I had last night.  I am thinking of chopping it up and adding it into butternut squash lasagna or perhaps a casserole with mixed veggies, rice and creamy white sauce topped with bread crumbs.

All this talk of human food is making me realize our cats haven't had their dinner yet!

I hope you enjoyed the pics and links. More importantly I wish you and your loved ones a continued safe and happy holidays!

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