This year I spent Thanksgiving with The Man’s family and friends…
It was a glorious day full of great company and delicious food 😀
Although I missed the Fanatic Fam very much, it sure was nice to have a wonderful place to spend the holiday and the food was not to disappoint!
The Man’s Mom wanted to make sure I had some familiar family dishes at the table, so I was assigned the task of bringing two sides. This was totally awesome, because I don’t know that it would be Thanksgiving to me without my Nanny’s sweet potato & pineapple casserole 😀
It was also great because not only were there the usual T-Day suspects, but also some new-to-me dishes that I wasn’t used to having on the holiday table.
So come on, come spend Thanksgiving Day with me!
We started the afternoon with some snacks to hold us over until an early dinner.
These olives were stuffed with full garlic cloves – oh yes – and they were delicious!
No vampires here 😛
The Man’s Mom had the table set beautifully!
Looked magazine-worthy if you ask me.
Most of the dinner prep had occurred the night before, remember the cranberry apple relish recipe from last night?
So we didn’t have to spend all day in the kitchen, instead we got to hang out and relax… and act goofy, shocker there 😛
So what ended up on our dinner plates?!
Here. We. Go!!!
My Nanny’s sweet potato casserole (wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without it to me!)
Sweet potatoes, pineapple and gooey marshmallows. Ahhh I feel like I’m 10 years old again 🙂
Recipe coming tomorrow!
Yea, this stuff is pretty insane.
These were made with cream cheese & sour cream, skins on. Plus they were done ahead of time and warmed in the crockpot all day, what a great idea!
More stuffing. Plus some bubbly 😉
What did I miss?
Hmmm… let’s see.
Green bean casserole. Cranberry Apple Relish.
Yep, I think that about covers it all.
Oh but wait, we’re not done yetttttt!
Loosen that belt loop a notch (or two) 😉
Baked apples w/ ice cream.
Apple Cherry Tart.
Ooooey gooey goodness.
I’m full all over again just thinking about it all 😛
What a fabulous day it was, now time to go lounge on the couch and recover from all the tasty treats that were had earlier in the day… and maybe rest up for some holiday shopping w/ the rest of the world tomorrow!
Plus be on the lookout for that sweet potato casserole recipe tomorrow, it’s a recipe that’s not only great for the Thanksgiving but also for the December holidays too 🙂
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF YOU!!!