Friday, November 26, 2010


I'm so fortunate to have my brother, Joe, and my cousins, Jen and Mark, in town for the Thanksgiving holiday. So yesterday, we celebrated by honoring the tradition of a turkey dinner with all of the usual sides.

First, we put out some easy appetizers - a simple cheese and cracker tray, some veggies and fruit dip, and pumpkin dip with gingersnaps and apples (which is my Aunt Cimmie's recipe).

Next, Jen and I prepared the main meal. We dined on turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing (which Mark only refers to as dressing because it wasn't actually stuffed into the turkey and which is my Aunt Donna's recipe), corn, green bean casserole, and my homemade croissants.

And finally, I put out a dessert spread: german chocolate cake (from my class), pumpkin nut roll, apple pie, and my pumpkin sponge cake with cinnamon cream cheese filling and crushed gingersnaps.

All in all, it was a delicious meal. We also honored the tradition of watching football and lounging around, but we also played some really great trivia games. It was a great holiday celebration.

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