Because our heroine, that’s me, is headed out of town for Thanksgiving (Idaho here I come); my kids and I decided to have our Thanksgiving dinner last night (Sunday before Thanksgiving). This is the menu, typical for my family:
Turkey (brined and roasted)
Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Gravy (homemade of course)
Green salad with creamy ranch dressing
Sweet potato casserole – topped with toasted coconut & pecans
Green bean casserole – topped with French-fried onions
Fresh baked rolls, with a little help from Rhodes
Relish tray – pickles, olives, cranberries, etc.
And of course pie, and pumpkin pie cake for dessert. We had not just one pumpkin-based dessert, but two. Along with my traditional pumpkin pie cake, I made Nanette’s turtle pumpkin pie, an apple pie with my home-canned pie filling, and Brittanie and Katie made pies, from scratch, too, coconut cream (divine), and lemon meringue (sweetly tart), the pies were rounded out with a purchased pecan pie (because pecans are ridiculously expensive and the pie was on sale, and it was a Marie Callendar pie). This year I didn’t get the pumpkin roll made. I’ll make it for Christmas though, promise.