Monday, December 7, 2009

Thanksgiving Contributions

This year Julie hosted Thanksgiving.
I made two Pecan Pies.
One to take --- one for home.

Yummy!

I just used the recipe on the back of the Karo Corn Syrup bottle.
Four pumpkin pies.
My favorite recipe is the one on the can of Libby's Solid Pack Pumpkin.
I love the cinnamon and cloves.

I made four pumpkin pies.
One to take --- one for Dad's on friday ---two for home.

I also made two fresh apple pies.
The recipe is the simplest ever.
Place sliced, washed, tart apples in pie crust. I used Granny Smith.
Don't worry about peels, just wash well. I just sliced with my apple slicer from Pampered Chef.
Sprinkle with 1/4-1/2 cup raisins.
Sprinkle cinnamon over all the ingredients.
Place top crust. Cut some slits. Bake.


Julie really wanted the yams with marshmallows.
Due to her pregnancy announcement I decided to indulge her.
Under the marshmallows is just yams from a can mashed up with cinnamon, dash of ginger and that's it!

It was eaten up.

Julie also requested Angel Fluff. I didn't have the traditional cranberry jello for Thanksgiving so it was the standard Strawberry/Banana.
The Yams the family like are Apple Yam Bake from my LaLeche cookbook.

It is canned yams, drained and left chunky. Chunky applesauce dropped throughout the yams.
Topping is a basic oatmeal, cinnamon, butter crumble.

Yum, Yum, Yum



Julie made a large turkey. It was the first time she used her oven in the new house. It was also a store turkey. However it was good meat. She also made some gravy and her absolutely scrumptious rich famous mashed potatoes. Oh she also whipped up stuffing/dressing.

Others brought green bean casserole, crescent rolls, creamed pearl onions, fresh cranberry sauce.

The dinner was a success. Congratulation Julie!
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

What do you do with all the pumpkin seeds in the pumpkins?

We roast them!

Clean them off but you don't need to scrub.
Spread them single layer in a cookie sheet.
I used my stoneware bar pan.

Sprinkle with a salty seasoning of your choice.

Roast in oven at 400 until toasted.
If you use a pan that is not stoneware you need to stir occasionally.

Enjoy!
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dinner in a Pumpkin

Dinner in a Pumpkin
from
Make A Mix Cooking 2





I can't believe I've had the recipe all these years. It is a traditional birthday dinner for Sarah and I've been meaning to get the recipe from Pam but never got around to it. I had the pleasure of being in Washington for Sarah's birthday this year and it is so easy to make.

It has meat, rice, cream of mushroom soup. Baked in a pumpkin.
So simple yet yummy!
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