It’s Turkey Week!

Are you ready to eat all the things?  I am!

Are you cooking this year or do you just get to show up and eat?  I have a feeling I’ll be doing some cooking which is fine with me.  Looks like we’ll be heading up to Seattle, and Mom might not be up to cooking on her own so I’m sure it will be a joint effort.

Thanks to everyone who sent prayers, healing thoughts, and good vibes!  She is doing very well after surgery and was actually released less than 48 hours afterwards which was much sooner than expected.  You can look forward to a post about Diverticulitis soon!  Excited?

If you’re cooking this week and need some inspiration for Thanksgiving recipes, here are some dishes I have been drooling over from some of my favorite  Bloggers:

(Click the link or photo to be taken to that recipe, all photos are by that Blogger, please pin from their site.)

How Sweet Eats – Fresh Cranberry Ginger Vanilla Margaritas

how sweet eats

Mel’s Kitchen Cafe – Creamy Confetti Corn with Bacon

mels kitchen cafe

Lauren’s Latest – Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Balsamic Syrup

laurens latest

Two Peas & Their Pod – Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad

two peas and their pod

Pinch of Yum – Super Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble

pinch of yum

The Novice Chef – The Best Green Bean Casserole

the novice chef

And I guest-posted my Cranberry Salsa on Simple Moments Stick last year:

simple moments stick
(This photo collage would be mine, see the difference?  Haha!)

What’s your favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal?  I don’t think I could pick one thing, I love it all, especially the leftovers!!!  One year I cooked a full blown meal just for the two of us and we were eating leftovers for a week.

It was perfect.

Mr. Won’t Run has actually requested that I make Thanksgiving dinner once a month.  He almost wrote it into the vows.  Thankfully he didn’t, because I have failed miserably.

Oh, if you happen to have a turkey in the freezer right now, you might want to move it to the refrigerator, I’ve read that you need 24 hours of thawing time for every 4 pounds – Butterball actually has a How Long to Thaw Calculator!  Just enter the number of pounds and it’ll tell you how long you need for refrigerator or cold water thawing methods.  FYI, cold water thawing takes WAY less time.  You’re welcome.

So tell me, are you cooking this year?  What are you making?
If you’re not cooking, what are you most looking forward to eating?



  1. Carrie says

    I am lucky in that I don’t have to make the turkey dinner (or is it more that everyone ELSE is lucky I’m not? Hm…) My faves are stuffing, mashed potatoes, broccoli cheese casserole (it’s about the only broccoli I will eat) and of course the orange sherbet jello! :-)

    • says

      Yum! I love hearing what other families traditionally make, we have never had any sort of broccoli or jello so it sounds odd to me, but I’m sure to you guys it wouldn’t feel like Thanksgiving without them!


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