Thanksgiving Menu and Recipes

2013-11-27 17.11.08-1I’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.

2013-11-27 17.08.36My 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. 2013-11-27 17.08.21

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.)

2013-11-27 14.45.34My 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.

2013-11-27 17.09.30P.S. The day was marvelous.