Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family!
1 Thessalonians 5:18: "In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
    I don't like cold weather, but the best part of the winter will be the Holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite holidays. What a great way to spend time wth family and friends. I am cooking for two days, another set friends coming tomorrow for dinner.

    The night before Thanksgiving, I like to clean up, get the table some what ready. Baking is done always a day before. Sweet potato, Cranberry Sauce and all my veggies are ready.

 Cranberry Recipe:

12 ounces Cranberry
1 cup white sugar
1 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Grated orange peel and 1 Cinnamon stick


In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. Stir in the cranberries and cook until the cranberries start to pop (about 10 minutes). If you wait longer, it will taste bitter.
Remove from heat and remove the cinnamon stick and orange peel. Place sauce in a bowl. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.

Sweet Potato Casserole:

2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

Fresh squeezed orange

1/4 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups miniature marshmallows

Preheat oven to 375°. Peeled sweet potatoes and cook for 15 minutes. Drain and cool.

Divide sweet potatoes in to two. Mix sugar and salt. Put in Baking dish coated with cooking spray. Evenly layer everything sweet potato, sugar, orange and butter, repeat again.

Top with marshmallows. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until golden. You can add pecan if you like.

I made my corn bread and getting ready to make corn bread dressing. I will post the recipe soon. It is to die for.

Here is my son's last year picture. This is one of my favorite. My kids don't care much for turkey and I wanted them to eat anything. So, he asked to eat it like that.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you come back again.



  1. Looks delicious! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanks for linking up!

  2. Diana, Thank you for your comment and thank you for hosting!

  3. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have been in Texas all week and now that I'm home, I look forward to catching up on all that I have missed :) I hope you have a lovely weekend!


  4. Stephanie, I am glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you for stopping by.

  5. We so enjoy sweet potato casserole as well, and yours looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to Think Tank Thursday last week!

  6. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your wonderful family, Sara!

  7. The recipes look wonderful! I have to try the sweet potatoes with marshmallows. I know my kids will LOVE it! :-) So glad you had a good Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. :-)