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.
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.
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.