11/12/13

0 Thanksgiving Roundup!




Are you a traditionalist?

I am.  Traditions, especially ones involving family are the ones everyone look forward to every year. 

What do you look forward to around Thanksgiving?

For me, it is all about the ROLLS.  Pillowy, soft rolls, slathered with soft butter.  It is the first thing on my plate and the first thing in my mouth.  You can make these rolls ahead of time, using the refrigerator, freezer, or brown and serve method, but I just bake these delicious rolls the day before and pop them in the microwave just before smothering them in butter.



For others, it is about the TURKEY.  My family fights over the moist white turkey breast and leaves the thighs and drumsticks behind.  So, I make a couple of turkey breasts every year using Ina Garten's herbed turkey breast recipe.  The seasonings are put under the skin to flavor and moisten this turkey perfectly.  Leftover turkey is paired with any leftover rolls as sandwiches the next day!



Classic bread crumb DRESSING tops the list for several of my siblings.  My mom has always made it with the "recipe" in her head and was pleased with this version that I made.  I like to chop the celery and onion very fine and saute to keep them soft instead of crunchy.




Have a pressure cooker?  Dust it off and make these creamy mashed POTATOES.  Keep them warm on the "warm" setting of your crock pot for up to four hours!



Make sure to save some room for pie.  This fresh PUMPKIN pie is a classic favorite, but so is this SOUTHERN PECAN pie and GERMAN CHOCOLATE CREAM pie!

Southern Pecan Pie





German Chocolate Cream Pie




I hope you have enjoyed this round up of tried and true family favorites.

What are YOU looking forward to on Thanksgiving?


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