Sunday, November 24, 2013

Two of My Favorite T-Day Sides

There was a time that I actually cooked. I would not say I was good at it...but I did cook. And who knows when I will be inspired to cook again.

I thought I would share two of the recipes from my Family Cookbook. Growing up, we had these sides at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The first recipe is my Grandmother's Dressing. We called it "dressing" not "stuffing". We did not stuff the bird. Instead, we made the bread "dressing" in a cake or brown pan. And, like brownies, we cut the dressing into squares. If you haven't had dressing this way you may want to try it. Of course, the gravy makes it!

Thanksgiving would not be complete without sweet potatoes. Preferably whipped into a sweet delight. My mother made the Sweet Potato Casserole below. As a teenager, it became a signature side dish that I would make. I've made this without the topping as well and it is still good.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Less Than a Week Until T-Day!!

I'm surprised about how excited I'm getting about Thanksgiving this year.

Maybe it's because it's also my girl's birthday? This year it really is on Thanksgiving. How cool is that?

We are having the big meal at my house again. Maggiano's will be doing the cooking again. My Mamacita is bringing green bean casserole and I think Sissy is bringing deviled eggs. (We talked about it but now I don't remember what we said.) Just planning the family gathering has gotten me into a feel-good holiday mood.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

On Second Thought...

Well, I'm back online. I've edited the blog so that only the posts that I find re-readable have stayed.

No promises as to how often I will post. We'll have to see how often I'm inspired.