Tue, Nov 29, 2011
We just did a family Thanksgiving dinner this year, since we are still getting settled and unpacked in the new house. It was nice, with no pressure and I only made dishes I knew we’d like to have as leftovers. We got our usual Honey Baked ham and I added The Pioneer Woman’s Sweet Potatoes, Ultimate Green Beans, and Slow cooker Mashed potatoes. I also added in stuffing, corn, cinnamon apples, and rolls.
The Ultimate Green Beans was a new recipe to me, as I was looking for something other than the traditional green bean casseroles that you see every holiday. I am not a fan of that one. This one was delicious and pretty easy to make – it is all made on the stove top, so great if you are running out of over room and the green beans are steamed and with the kick of red pepper flakes you can make it as spicy (or not) as you like. Perfect addition.
I like to begin the holidays with The Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Rolls. This is my second year making them and I think I keep getting better at it. Thankfully I have my niece to help me – this would be hard to make alone. This is a huge recipe so we are able to share the love with local friends, which is a nice way to say thanks for being my friend this year!
So that was it, a nice low key weekend, with a lovely meal and lots of leftovers to munch on as we continued to organize and unpack. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!