Last year at this time I wrote a post and listed all the things for which I am Thankful. I read the list and I think, overall, it is a pretty good, solid list. So, if you want to know what I am thankful for go back and read it. I've decided to participate in the Thursday Thirteen game again only I am not going to list 13 thankful things. I figured it would be a popular one today. Instead I am going to give you thirteen foods I LOVE to eat on Thanksgiving - some I may or may not get to eat today. Since I am in West Virgina with the Millers, we plan to eat the Thanksgiving meal in the late afternoon/early evening. I tried to talk them into eating the desserts for lunch. We wouldn't be over stuffed and we could enjoy them by themselves. The idea wasn't accepted. Imagine that. Okay....here is my list (in no particular order).
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1. Sweet Potatoes. I am not that found of the whole marshmallow topping but is hasn't ever stopped me from eating them.
2. Broccoli Casserole. It is made with Velveeta cheese & Ritz crackers. Yummy.
3. Pumpkin rolls, pumpkin pies, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin cookies.....I love pumpkin.
4. Dressing. I have experimented with different types & I think I like them all. Bread & Sage...mmmmmmmm. Delish.
5. Cranberries. My mom makes this awesome cranberry salad. It had apples, jello, whole cranberries, nuts..... It is so good. A couple of years ago I made my own cranberry sauce. The recipe called for a little cherry brandy. It was so easy & much better than the canned type.
6. Bread. I know that my sister-in-law is making homemade rolls today. I can't wait.
7. Date Pudding. I didn't even know this stuff existed until I married Jake. It is different yet amazing. I might try to sneak some for lunch. Ha.
8. Green Bean Casserole. Also YUM.
9. Pecan Pie.
10. Turkey. I prefer the dark meat. I find it to be more tender & juicy. Everyone else always grabs for the white meat and I take the dark. I think the white is healthier though.
11. Ham. I made a ham once for Easter. It was my first Ham cooking experience. I left the wrapper thing on it. Not the plastic but there is this other papery wrap on some hams. I left it on...it was a mess.
12. Lima beans. Not many people make lima beans for Thanksgiving but my Granny always did and I love them. I tried to make some myself and they turned out gross. If everyone ate my Granny's lima beans they might be a popular side dish.
13. Mashed Potatoes with Turkey gravy. It makes you kinda hungry doesn't it????
So, there is my list. Tell me your favorites.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Hopefully you are surrounded by people you love and are thankful for today!