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Thanksgiving Menu…

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(Gina and her best friend Amber, Thanksgiving 2008)

Working on my Thanksgiving menu and shopping list today…thought I’d share with you some of the recipes I am trying out or improvising…in case you are still looking for ideas!

Sage Roasted Turkey

Nonna’s Stuffing

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(Sammy with his great grandmother, “little” Nonna, Thanksgiving 2008)

Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Topping
(will create my own version based on this Southern Living recipe I have made before)

7  medium-size sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 7 pounds)
1  teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, cut up
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 cups chopped, toasted pecans

Bring sweet potatoes, salt, and water to cover to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Boil 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain.

Mash potatoes, or press though a ricer; stir in butter, and maple syrup. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Top evenly with pecans and brown sugar, and bake 8 more minutes or until golden.

Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Hazelnuts

Roasted Carrots

Apple-Orange Cranberry Sauce

Pioneer Woman’s Pear Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

Good Ole Libby Pumpkin Pie


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Last year at this time we took a family vacation to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.  It was the first time both of my kids saw snow and the first time in a long time any of us felt that cold!  It was a beautiful place to visit.  Since I have no food pictures to share this time around, here are a few photo memories from just a year ago… and in case I don’t get the chance to post again this week I want to wish everyone and their families a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving holiday!!

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16 Responses to “Thanksgiving Menu…”

  1. Jamie posted November 22, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Love the Thanksgiving menu and the pics from last year. You’ll love the pear crisp and I’m going to check out that cranberry sauce. Wish you, Larry and the kids a wonderful Thanksgiving! Wish we could be there. Love from us all!

  2. Erica posted November 22, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    SUCH cute family pictures. Seriously- could your daughter be any cuter? The menu sounds awesome- especially those sweet potatoes- cannot wait to see all of your pictures. Happy Thanksgiving Aggie!

  3. Bellini Valli posted November 22, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family Aggie. The menu certainly appeals to me!!!!

  4. fittingbackin posted November 22, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    What beautiful family photos – love them! Thanks for sharing your menu – the stuffing (and everything else) sound amazing!

  5. Ninette posted November 22, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Sounds like a great menu! I just shopped on Saturday and have a bunch of cooking to do, from Sunday on.

  6. Hélène posted November 23, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Everything sounds yummy. Love the pictures.

  7. so Spiffy posted November 23, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Hey there, it is me GIRL japan, did you get my e-mail? I’ve had to move to another domain…..

    Anyway.. you look like so much fun…and the menu sounds fab too. Aggie. The Whipped sweet potatoes.. OMY goodness.

  8. HoneyB posted November 23, 2009 at 4:59 am

    Aggie, the food sounds great! I love the photo of you funning it!

  9. teresa posted November 23, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    great menu! i love the pics too, fun vacation!

  10. Maria posted November 24, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    fun family photos! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  11. Melissa posted November 24, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I remember that trip. Boy time flies!

    I’m also doing green beans with shallots (but with pancetta) and carrots too. Great menu all the way around Aggie. I hope you, Larry and your beautiful kiddos have a fantastic holiday!!

  12. Kerstin posted November 26, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    What cute pics! Your spread sounds delicious – Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Biz posted November 29, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Wonderful pictures of your family! Thanks for all the recipes too! 😀

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  14. stephanie posted November 22, 2012 at 5:01 am

    How much brown sugar did you use for the topping?

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 22, 2012 at 8:01 am

      I would say about a 1/4 cup, enough to coat the pecans well before sprinkling over casserole. Sorry it was left out! I’m making it today & eyeballed a 1/4 cup to put on there. Happy Thanksgiving!

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