Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving



SY Happy Thanksgiving

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving. ~W.T.Purkiser

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and already the kitchen smells heavenly.  I love the smell of the onions and celery simmering on the stove and this year I used different bread and it’s delicious for stuffing.  It’s  Freihofer’s country potato bread and I will never go back to using just plain white bread again.

I made two batches of rolls yesterday that have to sit in the refrigerator over night and I checked them this morning and one batch doesn’t seem to have risen for some unknown reason so I guess I will have to mix up another batch.  I like making bread though so I don’t mind getting my hands in the dough dish again.

The turkey is still thawing plus I have a small fresh one that I am going to cook today so that I have extra for people to take home with them.  There’s nothing like a nice turkey sandwich with some stuffing in it the day after Thanksgiving!

There’s nothing like a bowl of yogurt and fresh raspberries for breakfast in the morning either.  Doesn’t that look just yummy?

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The turkeys are out back looking for a hand out so I guess I will try to get a few pictures of them.  They love the wildlife feed that I get at the feed store.  Sometimes there are about 30 of them.  Getting a picture of them is like herding cats, they don’t cooperate!

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Miss T made a cake for her Grampie the other day when here and it is really nice for the holidays.  It’s eggnog cake and the Hubs loves eggnog.

Eggnog Cake

1 package yellow cake mix

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

2 extra large eggs lightly beaten

1  1/2 cups eggnog

4 tablespoons butter, melted

2 tablespoons rum optional (She didn’t put this in as I don’t have any)

Preheat oven 350*

Butter and flour a Bundt pan. VERY IMPORTANT!!!

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, beat for 4 minutes on medium speed.

Pour into prepared pan for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean

Cool 5 minutes and then invert onto a cooling rack and cool completely.  Dust with powdered sugar.

I’m going to try a new sweet potato recipe this year that I found in Taste of Home magazine.  If you don’t get their magazine you should, they have the best recipes. I have been getting their magazine for years.

Mallow-Topped Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Mallow-topped Sweet Potatoes

6 cups hot sweet potatoes (without milk or butter)

1 cup milk

6 tablespoons butter softened

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 t. cinnamon

1 1/2 t vanilla

3/4 t ground allspice

1/2 t salt

1/4 nutmeg

18 large marshmallows

In large bowl beat the sweet potatoes, milk, butter, brown sugar,egg,cinnamon,vanilla,allspice,salt,nutmeg until smooth.

Transfer to a greased shallow 2  1/2 qt. baking dish

Bake uncovered at 325* for 40-45 minutes or until heated through.  Top around sides with marshmallows and bake for 5-10 minutes more or until the marshmallows just begin to puff and brown.  10-12 servings.

I love all things Snoopy.

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So Happy Thanksgiving to you all, you have enriched my life and I hope to meet all of you someday!  xoxoxo


Donna said...

To you also; I hope you have a great one.

FunSize said...

I'll eat the flat rolls!

Mrs Mom said...

LOL @ FunSize... hehehe

Happy Thanksgiving to you guys too MM! I should get the sweet tater recipe from my MIL and send it to you to look over. It's a "southern thing", and *wicked* sweet. This year, I splurged and got some pure maple syrup and will be doing sweet taters with that. Haven't had it in so so long now.... I cant Wait!!!

Much love to all of you!!!!! Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

Hollie said...

Sounds like a greatday at your house. I love seeing the turkeys! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Julie Harward said...

Have a wonderul Thanksgiving my friend...I love the marshmallow, lots of them, on my sweet potatoes too! ;D

Linds said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! And ot all your family, of course. Have a wonderful day. Your menu sounds delicious...

Mary said...

Great recipes and love the pic of the turkeys.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

If you have time, drop over to my Writing Nook. I've missed talking to you.


palmtreefanatic said...

Happy Thanksgiving to ya!
The recipes look lovely!
I am thankful for wonderful you!!!!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving Day! I copied that cake recipe to share with my family! Thank You!

Scrappy quilter said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!! Everything looks wonderful.

Farmchick said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Stop by and visit me sometime soon. I am having a recipe swap so stop by and read about it and join in on the fun! :)

PEA said...

Happy Thanksgiving my dear friend! I do hope your day was everything you wanted it to be...the food sure sounded delicious and I can just imagine how good it smelled and tasted!! Thank you so much for sharing those two recipes, I will copy them in my recipe box for future use:-)

I saute onions and celery to put in my stuffing and you're right, just that combination smells so delicious. I have no doubt your rolls were a hit again:-) My youngest, Corey, called me the other night to ask me for my bread recipe, he wants to give it a try at making it....he makes me proud that kid!!

Love the pictures of the wild turkeys. I've never seen one up close like that, they're usually in the fields around here.

I'm feeling very thankful to have you as a friend. Love you xoxoxoxo

Rising Rainbow said...

Raspberries and yogurt sound like my kind of treat.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Claire said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! Loved the turkeys!