Friday, November 6, 2009

Thanksgiving Recipes and Traditions

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday!  As a little girl, I can remember getting up and being excited about The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Still today I get excited and have found my kids enjoy watching this parade;)  It would be awesome some day to go to NYC and watch it in person.

(I think this turkey has been in the parade as long as I can remember...)

Jimmy and I spend time with both of our families.  We will have get togethers from Thursday through the weekend.  My dad's birthday is on November 24th so we celebrate his birthday @ Thanksgiving also.  Last year we got "Pop" this birthday cake, I think the kids thought it was cute.

This was made @ a local favorite bakery:)

This is another tradition of Thanksgiving @ my parents house!  We can have some pretty big games of Phase 10 if everyone plays.  We usually have to combine a few decks to have enough cards.

*I would also like to share a few favorite recipes that I make @ Thanksgiving

My mom gave me this recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole and it is wonderful--I almost think it could be classified as a dessert!  HA!

Sweet Potato Casserole

3 cups mashed sweet potatoes(1 large can no juice)
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of softened butter
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 tsp. of salt

Combine all ingred. and pour into dish.  Sprinkle the following topping and bake @ 350 for 30 min.


1cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup softened butter


Crockpot Dressing in something Jimmy's mom always has me make, I got the recipe from a friend I used to work with and she got it out of her smalltown newspaper!  Easy and also taste great:)

Crockpot Dressing

1 8x8 pan of cornbread-I make this up the night before
1-2 bags Pepperidge farm stuffing mix (Herb flavor)
4 eggs
2 cups turkey or chicken broth
2 cans cream soup(chicken, celery, or mushroom) whichever you want
1 tsp. sage
1 tsp. black pepper
1 medium sized onion chopped
1 cup of chopped celery
2 Tbsp. of butter

Mix cornbread, stuffing mix, eggs, broth, cream soup, sage, pepper, celery, & onions together and place in crockpot--Dot with butter.  Cook 2 hours on high, then 4 hours on low.  I will get extra broth and keep an eye on it while cooking--if needed I add more broth to keep it moist just use your judgement to how you like it!

*P.S.  Head on over to Kelly's Korner and check out more Thanksgiving Recipes and Traditions!


abxmomof3 said...

Wow, this is the same Sweet Potatoe Casserole that has been made in my family for years. It is definetly dessert worthy!!!

Vickie Heydenreich

Grasso10 said...

I love the Macy's parade as well!! I love Phase 10! Thanks for all the recipes and for sharing!


Michelle said...

I have an extra crock pot might just have to try the dressing recipe, sounds delicious!

Kristin said...

Love to plan for Thanksgiving also!! And I can't wait to have my new blog seen...Leslie is in the midst of desinging mine right now...because I love what she did with yours!!

Joyce said...

I love the parade too...we were in NYC the day before Thanksgiving not too many years ago (You can watch the balloons being inflated) and Florence Henderson was the grand marshall. We were sitting in a little cafe having breakfast and my daughter said, hey Mrs. Brady just walked in...sure enough-there she was. NYC is great anytime!

Love the cute!