I’d have to say Thanksgiving Day was one I would add to the list of ‘greats’. As you probably know, we decided several years ago to ‘do breakfast/brunch’ so the kids didn’t feel so overwhelmed with the traditional meal. Here. There. Everywhere. Whew…..kinda takes the fun out of it.
So last week we sat down to pull the menu together and here’s where we landed –
Sausage, Egg, Hashbrown casserole – I used THIS recipe but added onion and green pepper. This is one I would definitely make again but would add more black pepper. It needed just a little more taste.
Egg Casserole – THIS recipe was awesome! (I did double this one) And I would DEFINITELY make this again. It was easy and mess free. The one thing I might do is back off on the butter. There was some left over that I was able to use a biscuit cutter for the circle and make a bacon, egg & cheese biscuit. Yum!
French Toast Casserole – This was pretty good too. Took the mess out of dipping and preparing a few pieces at a time. It called for squares of cream cheese. Next time I would probably make the cubes much smaller so they would melt better or I might even just try THIS one. And you know how ‘some folks’ are……just the sight of cream cheese is a turn off, lol.
Hashbrown Casserole – THIS was ‘ok’ but not necessarily one I would brag about. I have had others that were just out of this world but when searching couldn’t find that ‘perfect’ one.
Bacon – Always a hit! And it’s so much easier baking in the oven. We do this all the time. Pack of bacon. Parchment paper. 350 degrees – 35 minutes. Bam!
Biscuits – Frozen. Right out of the bag and onto the pan. Can’t go wrong.
Fruit & dip – I picked up Strawberries, Grapes and Oranges. In November I am always skeptical of fruit but the strawberries were actually very good. The dip was from a packet that we actually won at a Quarter Bingo event. Just takes a teaspoon, marshmallow cream and I added a squirt of OJ.
OJ, AJ, Cran-Apple, Water – Nothing fancy here =)
The littles enjoyed eating and making a Give Thanks Pumpkin =)
The parade is another tradition. We have been twice and this was Kayden’s second time there. Just something about NYC during the holidays –
Having everyone here (except J, hunting and Kayden, NYC) was a blessing. It makes me very happy to have everyone together to kick off the 2017 holiday season!
Of course – we were all a little jealous of this one =)
We cleaned up, took a nap and then headed to our friends home for the traditional meal. Robin is such a great cook – never a question there.
She found a recipe for Cranberry martinis so Jeff was our bartender.
After dinner we played ‘the name game’ and laughed until our cheeks hurt. Now that, will definitely find it’s way to our table as well.
I hope you each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are blessed with love, happiness and health the whole season long. Peace to each of you.