Thanksgiving wrap up!

I have to admit something:
I’m a terrible food blogger. While  other food bloggers are prepping for Thanksgiving posts in the summer, I’m in full summer mode and simply cannot bring myself to make and photograph a Thanksgiving meal in 96F heat. And, every Thanksgiving, I intend to get great food shots and use them to post *on time* next year. However, every year I get caught in the actual  holiday.. cooking, the parade, spending time with friends and family, sipping wine,  and honestly: I don’t want to spend an hour getting the perfect shot and eat cold food. (sipping wine and photography don’t mix, either)

I totally get why other bloggers set up for Thanksgiving in July.  And, I admire them for that.

One day, I will do Thanksgiving in July. But, today this is what I’ve got: Random shots from Thanksgiving pasts, and an occasional recipe link.

Enjoy!

 

untitled (814 of 3071)This was our dinner from last year.. maybe the year before? The gravy was the best I had ever made, and no- I didn’t jot down the recipe as I made it. I’m hoping to have a pen handy this year. 😉

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From scratch green bean casserole:

(Although the beans needed to be cooked a bit longer…) And, this year the hubs is making the  “traditional” recipe…

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If you have a guest that prefers jelled cranberry sauce, cut it using cookie cutters, for a whimsical touch. Cute, huh?

mini sweet potato pies @thevillagecookMini Sweet Potato Pies

These are great for those that are watching portions

 

nov2009 126Grandmother’s Biscuits

I’m actually making rolls this year, biscuits are just too filling. (sorry Grandma)

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The Domestic Mama’s Turkey Brine

untitled (804 of 3071)See those veggies? Hubby loves them. Keeps him off the turkey, too. (until serving time, of course)

 

nov2009 077Mini Cherry Tarts

I love mini desserts, because you can have one of each and not feel like a glutton.

DSC_1792Baby Pumpkin Pies

untitled (796 of 3071)Of course, there’s stuffing… I am partial to bread over cornbread and I like to add lots of veggies to it, and no meat. Too much meat going on with the Turkey, anyway.

I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving!DSC_7096

 

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