Post # 1
- Wedding: November 2007 - Radisson Hotel
My aunt has given me free reign to bring whatever item I’d like to thanksgiving. Someone is covering the turkey, the dressing, the gravy and potatoes, green bean casserole, pies, sweet potatoes w/marshmallows, and broccoli. I’m technically in charge of the rolls, and bringing our own beverages.
I may want something else, but no idea what… help me by telling me your favorite food item on thanksgiving! OR just what your fave dish to bring to a dinner is!
Post # 3
My favorite dish is chocolate pie. My sister was three or four and wanted to be a part of making Thanksgiving. My parent’s kitchen is small and there was no way a three or four year old was getting near a hot stove. So mom came up with mini chocolate pies. It’s mini pie tins with graham cracker crusts, chocolate pudding, whipped cream, and miniature chocolate chips. Everything can be purchase at a store and then put together with the kids of the family at the house.
Other than that I think you’ve covered almost all of my favorites. 🙂 There’s a Spinach Augratin recipe in one of the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks (Parties) that looks scrumptious. I was going to try it this year (for my one adventurous item), but opted for her cornbread stuffing instead. She says it’s easy and can be made ahead of time which is big plus for me.
Post # 4
this yr im making cranberry sauce from scratch, and hot mulled cider (or wine) for the evening? im also bring a tofurky "set"… tofurky, dumplins and gravy (ive had 9+ yrs as a vegetarian at thanksgiving & every year they ask, "wheres the tofurky??" so this yr im bringing it). ooh another good one could be creamed corn or squash soup.
Post # 5
I second the cranberry sauce idea – definitely my favorite.
Post # 6
I am in charge of bringing an appetizer this year and I found this recipe that I’m using. I just tried it out at a baby shower I went to and everyone loved it, plus it can go with so many things and is very thanksgivingy, oh and it’s sooo easy to make too!
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon frozen orange juice concentrate (i think this really could be ommitted, I didn’t taste much if any at all of it and i’m not sure what it adds)
In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Gradually mix in the pumpkin. Stir in the cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and orange juice until smooth and well blended. Chill until serving.
Serving suggestions: can be served with ginger snaps, graham crackers, apple slices, pear slices, and whatever else you think might go well! 🙂
Post # 7
The pumpkin dip sounds delicious…I’m stealing that one!
Post # 8
it is definitely great and I forgot to mention that we used the 1/3 less fat cream cheese and it was still delicious!
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods
Miss Bubblegum posted about baking cakes a week or so ago, and I tried one of her "recipes". It was so delicious, that I made cupcakes to give to co-workers and friends and they loved it as well! It’s so easy…
Buy spice cake mix, apple cider, eggs, oil. Follow the directions on the box, replacing the water with apple cider. After it’s out of the oven and cooled a bit, I spread some caramel apple dip over the top. Then I frosted it with cream cheese frosting. So amazingly good and very easy.
Post # 10
My mom makes this delicious cranberry jello concoction with cranberries in it and topped with pecans. It’s my favorite Thanksgiving dish. Even better the next day on turkey sandwiches!