Thanksgiving 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a good one wlEmoticon smile28 Thanksgiving 2011the native greenbean casserole Thanksgiving 2011

Around 12:30p Ben and I headed to my mom’s with food in hand. I made three dishes – sweet potato casserole, corn bread casserole and green bean casserole.IMG 2642 800x533 thumb Thanksgiving 2011

Sweet potatoes are my favorite! Why do we only eat this casserole once a year?!

Brown sugar and walnuts/pecan toppings > MarshmallowsIMG 2651 800x533 thumb Thanksgiving 2011

But, it looks like someone couldn’t wait until dinner?! Busted. For once it wasn’t me. IMG 2655 800x533 thumb Thanksgiving 2011

The whole spread included: sweet potatoes, stuffing, turkey, corn bread, calabasitas, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce.IMG 2666 800x533 thumb Thanksgiving 2011

The stuffing is my grandma’s signature sausage stuffing recipe – the guys in my family are obsessed with it and fought over who gets the leftovers during dinner. Luckily, we made a massive amount.IMG 2668 800x533 thumb Thanksgiving 2011

My brother’s girlfriend brought calabasitas, a Mexican zucchini dish that I love! I called those leftovers wlEmoticon winkingsmile14 Thanksgiving 2011IMG 2672 800x533 thumb Thanksgiving 2011

I sipped on a white sparkling wine I helped my mom cook. I cut the turkey (because I watch way too much Food Network and have proclaimed myself an expert).IMG 2678 533x800 thumb Thanksgiving 2011

My plate had everything. A lot of everything wlEmoticon winkingsmile14 Thanksgiving 2011IMG 2684 800x533 thumb Thanksgiving 2011

We had a small group this year, just immediate family. Normally there are 30 of us, but this year my mom’s siblings are doing intimate dinners too. It was nice.IMG 2697 800x533 thumb Thanksgiving 2011

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I went back for seconds. IMG 2706 800x533 thumb Thanksgiving 2011

Dessert was pumpkin pie, brownies I made Reduced Guilt brownies last night and added extra guilt via chocolate chips in the batterIMG 2709 800x533 thumb Thanksgiving 2011

Heather made a pineapple upside-down cake that was delicious! IMG 2701 800x533 thumb Thanksgiving 2011

We went on a walk between the main course and dessert so I had plenty of room (in case you were concerned for the strength of the elastic on my waistband).

Happy Thanksgiving!IMG 2700 800x533 thumb Thanksgiving 2011

Comments

  1. says

    What yummy food! I definitely agree that a nut topping on sweet potatoes is so much better than marshmallows. And my mom makes a delicious sausage stuffing that has turned me into a stuffing eater. :-P

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