Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving Wrap Up

I thought I'd follow up on what I did/didn't do, what worked/didn't work.
Turkey into the brine and chilling in the garage
Mashed potatoes made and smoothed into a crockpot
Sweet potatoes made except for topping and put into crockpot
Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake made
Green Jello Salad made
Honey Butter made (a surprise recipe sent to me by my friend Jenn!)
By and large a busy and successful day!
Turkey seasoned and put in the oven
Mashed potatoes heating in a crock pot
Sweet potatoes heating in a crock pot with topping on
Toss together cabbage salad
Make rolls
Make apple pie
Forget the cranberry sauce (oops!)
Decided to forgo the green beans because we don't need them.
The missionaries came over around 3ish and we sat down to eat probably about 3:30.  Making stuff ahead of time really helped on Thanksgiving day.  It was nice to be able to spend some time outside with Roy and the kids and not feel stressed about getting things done in the kitchen.
The food was great.  The mashed potatoes will definitely be joining the ranks and staying at the feast.  They were GREAT!  The sweet potatoes were a little too sweet- maybe cut some of the sweet and condensed milk or sugar in them.  We don't need 2 pies unless we have family who will be sticking around for a day or two after.  Probably just make the apple pie next year.

After we ate, the Elders had a video about being thankful (check it out here).  It was fun to watch and then we went around and each named three things we are thankful for.  I was glad to have them lead this discussion.

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