Filed under Homemaking Holidays and Seasons
We cannot have any more posts about Thanksgiving until we talk about one of the best things about this holiday. Yep, you guessed it, FOOD! Thanksgiving comes with that wonderful thing called Thanksgiving dinner.
The Mahaney family’s Thanksgiving dinner ranks rather high in the calorie department. It would be very interesting to see the percentage of daily-recommended saturated fat contained in our Thanksgiving meal. We are way beyond the 100 percent mark, I’m sure. (Good thing we don’t eat this way the rest of the year!)
We’ve got the turkey (of course) with stuffing and gravy, sour cream mashed potatoes, Green Bean Supreme (don’t let the name fool you,it’s one of my favorites), homemade dinner rolls, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce. This gets topped off by homemade pumpkin, cherry, chocolate cream, and banana cream pies. Why so many pies, you might ask? Because of course everyone has a different favorite.
The other day, Nicole was trying to convince us to veer from this perfect meal and add some strange things that I had never heard of from Gourmet Magazine. She was quickly voted down. Thanksgiving dinner is one of those meals that you just don’t mess with. I mean, who wants to eat squash soup (yes, this really was one of her suggestions) when sour cream mashed potatoes are calling your name? No,Thanksgiving dinner at the Mahaney table will remain unchanged for yet another year.
Now, this post would not be complete if I did not mention Thanksgiving breakfast. Our breakfast consists of my mom’s famous homemade cinnamon rolls, fresh oranges and grapefruits (all peeled and sectioned by my mom), and those cute little cereal boxes that come in a pack with a bunch of different kinds. I’m already gearing up to fight off my little brother and my nephews to secure my box of Corn Pops.
As you can tell, I’m getting rather excited about Thanksgiving. Now that I am officially “eating for two”, my portions will need to be a little larger than usual this year.
I threw a couple of our recipes into a Word document in case you want to take a look. Just click here.
I hope you enjoy all of your Thanksgiving food as much as I will be enjoying mine!!!