How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was full of traveling, hunting, shopping, cooking and more traveling. But there is nothing like going back home to Alabama and Georgia. Thanksgiving came just in time too especially since I am back in the kitchen. This year I contributed creamed corn, spiced pecan pumpkin bread, apple pie, and pumpkin pie.
As you can tell we had a feast for Thanksgiving and it was only 6 of us. But we had some of the best dishes we have ever had! I don’t know about your family but there are a few things that are always required at holidays for the Hall, Higgins, Hansen and Klein families. Seven Layer Salad is a must for John, Green Bean Casserole for my Uncle John, some kind of potato dish for me, and stuffing for Daddy.
Some of the other dishes that were also on the menu were turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, scalloped squash and peppers, grilled veggies, mashed potatoes, chipotle sweet potatoes, and gravy.
My all time favorite pie is cherry but I thought it would be fitting to do an apple pie since our little blueberry the baby is the size of an apple right now. And of course since homemade apple pie is on my food bucket list.
Do you dig into dessert right after the huge meal? None of us could so we of course turned on football and a couple hours later ate the desserts. There was nothing better than warm apple pie and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream to finish off this wonderful meal. Next thing on my list is to make pie crust from scratch.
Menu for the Week
Chicken Piccata & Vegetables
Creamy Asparagus Soup & Panera’s Grilled Cheese