Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving in the 'Mond

Carving the turkeyThe cooks...clearly doing a lot of cookingWaiting for some turkeyFinally got someA mom and her kidsThe whole gang
Grand Illumination at the Botanical Gardens

How Adam spent Thanksgiving (wii)

My sister-in-law posted the recipes for the dishes she made on her blog. Here are links to the recipes I contributed, as well as two recipes not online:



Sweet Potato Casserole (9x13, 25-30 minutes, 350º)
3 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
2/3 cup white sugar
¼ cup butter, softened
1 t vanilla
½ cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup butter, softened
½ chopped pecans (or more if you like)

My Great-grandmother's Famous Pecan Pie

1 cup broken pecans
3 eggs
½ cup white sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
1/8 t salt
1 t vanilla
¼ cup Crisco (melted)
Beat the eggs well. Add sugar and corn syrup, continue to beat. Add salt and vanilla, and add the melted Crisco last and beat well. Place pecans in the bottom of an unbaked pie crust. Pour in the filling (the nuts will rise to the top as it bakes). Bake at 350º for 50-60 minutes. It is done when the pie shakes like pudding.

1 comment:

bitsyinchina said...

wow! What a happy Thanksgiving!!

Mary, how's your mom doing? I hope she's well. I think of her often. Next you talk to her, tell her I said hello and send her a hug, will you?

ps-- the wii pictures reminded me of Adam at Christmas w/ Paul S's army men... do you remember that? :)