I don't know about you, but Thanksgiving for my family ends up lasting two days...and boy do I love it. We got to my aunts house at like 3:30 and she had a table filled with appetizers. Delicious appetizers. Personally, I am not a fan of sausage, but she made sausage balls she saw on the Food Network the night before. Everyone devoured them! I tried to stick with veggies because Thanksgiving meal is the best meal all year!
We began dinner around 5:30. Holy cannoli! look what was for dinner!!
Butternut Squash Pie (made by my mom and I)
Broccoli and Cheese Casserole (made by my mom and I) recipe to come!
Green Beans with cream of Mushroom soup and fried onions...yum!
Filet Minion and Turkey in back
Sweet Potato Pie...with LOTS of Marshmallows
Then me and my cousin went to her room and decided to lie down for a bit before desert began. Here's how it all looked layed out on the platters me and my mom decorated.
Cookie Platter (Clockwise from back left to center: Boccia di Nonna, Sugar Cookies, rugelugh, cowgirl cookies, chocolate covered Oreos, s'mores bars)
PB&J Linzer Tart
The people only wanted the Cheesecake. We had a little disaster with the cheesecake. Actually two. We were EXHASUTED when it finally came time to make the cheesecake so I accidentally added the full 3 packages of cream cheese instead of 2 and quarter. But we decided that it would just make it creamier and not to tell anyone. Now the true disaster developed when my sister and dad called 23 times on their way home from work while me and my mom were placing the cake in the oven. As my mom was placing the cake on the baking sheet and carrying it to the oven it begins to slid off. Luckily I was right there and caught the cheesecake mid-air. I arms were shaking after. If there was no cheesecake, I don't think we could show up for Thanksgiving...it was THAT inportant.
My uncle, Stewart, woke up the next morning at 4:30 to go to Target. He got there, parked and when he got out he saw that the line wrapped around the block 3 times! How early do you have to get up? Or do you just not go to sleep?
Oh yeah...and my mom put out some desserts from the night before so I ate lots of Peanut Butter and Jelly tart and Apple Tart! Yummy...SUGAR!
Then it was off to the mall...Now how silly could we be!? Mall? Black Friday! What were we thinking...
Now today begins with getting on back on track with my eating....Later I will post a healthy snack to curb that sweet tooth!
With love and cupcakes,