Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I'm hosting Thanksgiving for the second time. My sister is taking over the turkey duties, because I can barely stomach dealing with a whole chicken (you can totally tell where its' head was, people!). She's also in charge of making Grannie's dressing and gravy and the rolls because A) Grannie is in California as she has been the last few Thanksgivings and my sister knows how to make the dressing, and B) I was in charge of rolls last year and I failed and had to run to Wal-mart on the way to Sister's and then made the mistake of buying frozen yeast rolls that had to defrost and rise and...yeah, I messed up.

I'm making the other sides and dessert.

I have yet to discover the secret to perfect mashed potatoes. The last Thanksgiving I hosted, I made Pioneer Woman's, but I felt they left something to be desired.

Broccoli Rice Casserole is my favorite side, and my mom made it every year. This year, I'm going out on a limb and forgoing the cream of mushroom soup, cheese-whiz, and instant rice for real ingredients! Eureka!

Pumpkin Pie

What are you making? What HAS to be on your plate?


  1. My mom makes the pumpkin pies every year. My hubby insists on stove top & Brussel sprouts with bacon & onions. I have to have my homemade spiced cranberry sauce. I think I could eat the whole bowl on my own.

  2. I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year too! For the first time! SAVE ME! I'm making: Turkey (duh), stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, pecan and pumpkin pie. Is it bad that I'm not looking forward to Thanksgiving because of this!!?? Oh well. Maybe I'll make your stuff--it looks delicious.

    lol "you can totally see where it's head was" classic.

  3. I would be terrified to host T-day, so props to you! :) I'm sure everything will be excellent. I love every single thing you have here, esp pumpkin pie! :) My mom makes this salad (I know, salad?) that seriously is delicious. I'm looking forward to that and the ham that we'll have because my dad doesn't like turkey. Haha.

    Good luck, Keely!

  4. Uncle Tim said use Yukon Potatoes for the tastiest, creamiest, potatoes you have ever eaten. They are well worth the extra cost on the special day.

  5. They're my new go-to, Aunt Pam! I took this recipe for a trial run for C's birthday dinner- used yukon golds and buttermilk instead of cream- delicious!