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Thanksgiving Recipes!

So MG and I cooked Thanksgiving for us and some friends of ours - the family who took me in when my house was rejecting me.  It was nice to have them and their 17 month old twins!  Great times were had by all.  Since we cooked all 'new to us' recipes, I'd thought I'd share them along to you, if you need some Christmas ideas!

Breakfast: Fresh Cranberry & Orange Scones from Two Peas in their Pod ... and there's enough for breakfast all weekend!  Score!


Our Thanksgiving table was quite beautiful!


Appetizers were some crackers and Cranberry Cinnamon Goat Cheese (log from Aldi).


Crackers with Brie, Sugared Cranberries, Jam, and Mint adapted from Yummly Mummy Kitchen ... no maple syrup around here so we warmed white wine and honey for the berries to soak in overnight.


They were so beautiful!  And delicious!

For Dinner we had Buttermilk Brined Cornish Hens from Kitchen Confidante ... doubled the recipe to get 4.


Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Parmesan from Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen ... again doubled the recipe and Aldi only had gigantic stalks rather than skinny ones!


Twice Baked Potatoes from Saveur - these were a huge hit and I am super excited that we had 8 halves (each person could only really eat 1 half) and now have left overs for today!


We also had gravy and stuffing - although both were delicious, neither were super exciting.  And for the little ones I made Annie's Bunny Mac & Cheese.

We also had Greek Yogurt Biscuits from Lovely Little Kitchen which were quite delicious even though the cook time was a little messed up - a 'not so hot' oven would have made them amazing.  I'll have to try again and then have them for breakfast with butter and honey this month.  Sorry no pic!

For Dessert we had the most amazing Ooey Gooey Butter Cake from Paula Deen (who else but the queen of butter) topped with Vanilla Ice Cream.


All in all, it was an amazing dinner with pretty great people and now we've got even more days for vacation relaxing.  Today we are off to paint and see the newest Hunger Games, tomorrow some more relaxing, and Sunday more of the same!

Happy beginning of Advent on Sunday - see you then! Check our Beth Anne's for the first day of the Advent Blog Hop - we'll be over here on Monday the 8th for my take on Nativity Decoration on the Immaculate Conception!

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