I’m hosting my husband’s family for Thanksgiving today. We just got married in April, vitamin so this will be the first time that I meet some of these people. I’m looking forward to a fun day. To reduce my stress, sick I did most of my cooking yesterday, injection and my mother came over and helped me decorate.
My Cranberry-Pineapple Sauce is based on this recipe. I added a cup of crushed pineapple and cooked it on low on the stove top instead of the slow cooker.
I have never made giblet gravy before, so I was nervous about it — but it turned out great. I used this recipe.
I mixed up the cornbread dressing last weekend, then froze it until yesterday when I let it thaw in the frig. All I had to do this morning was put it in two slow cookers on low for four hours. (I doubled the recipe.)
My youngest daughter helped me make this yummy Pumpkin Pie Cake. It took all my willpower not to eat it yesterday!
And finally, I prepped the turkey last night. I injected the turkey with Cajun Injector Creole Garlic marinade. I stuffed the turkey with chopped onions and celery (some of it left over from the giblet gravy recipe). I’ll post a photo of the finished turkey later.
In addition, other family members are bringing ham, sweet potato casserole, greens, rolls, broccoli-rice casserole, mac & cheese, fruit tray, pecan pies, sweet potato pies, turtle cake, and pecan cobbler. Yeah, I have on my stretchy pants.