Thanksgiving Coma!

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So how was your Thanksgiving? Even though I wasn’t the host this year, I sure cooked and baked like I was. A great time was had by all. Look at all of this food and that’s not even the desserts or the appetizers and snacks we had earlier in the day.

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My contribution was Artichoke and Crab Dip with cute little shaped crostini for an appetizer. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture and they went fast. I also made my first batch of fudge for the season and some Scotchy Peanut Butter Bars. These two things start my Christmas season off with a bang.

For the main dinner I made homemade dinner rolls. My sister-in-law thought they were store bought. I thought they tasted almost as good as Texas Roadhouse dinner rolls. I also made the stuffing for the bird. I made it the day before and gave it to my sister-in-law so she could stuff the bird. Usually we make do with it baked in a casserole dish, but I don’t care what anyone says, it just doesn’t taste the same. Some like it cooked in the bird and some don’t. I usually make so much we can easily have both.

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I also tried making this Cornbread Dressing for my SIL because it is what she grew up with and she was nice enough to cook the turkey with stuffing this year. I think I have to work on the cornbread dressing though. It wasn’t quite right in my opinion. The spices weren’t quite where they needed to be and I thought it was a bit dry. I like a more wet dressing.

I also made a three berry cranberry sauce. It was perfect this year. Not overwhelming allspice or orange, not too sweet and yet not too tart. I think I may finally have that recipe down. I also made the gravy and some candied sweet potatoes.

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Yes, there is a can of jellied cranberry sauce sitting there too. Half of the family will only eat the cranberry sauce from the can, they don’t like my whole cranberry sauce.

I tried a little of everything and couldn’t eat it all. I had a hard time eating dessert three or four hours later, I was still so full.

I hope everyone had a great holiday and you didn’t stress too much. For once I was rather chill and ready on time. For me that is quite a feat. Now to get ready for a couple of days worth of holiday baking. Already have the shopping done for that.