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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thanksgiving Eve...

And the first order of business is to get the doggies off to the groomers for a day of beauty. And believe me, they need it.

Also a day to get started on the feast we will all enjoy tomorrow. Pretty traditional fare around here...

  • Turkey*
  • Mashed Potatoes*
  • Dressing*
  • Peas
  • Macaroni and Cheese*
  • Cheesy Mushroom Bake
  • A yummy Rice Something (courtesy of Mrs. AkshunJ)
  • And a salad via ArmyWifeToddlerMom that she posted ages ago for the Carnival of the Recipes, I think. You can see the recipe in the comments of this post.

  • Oatmeal Pie*
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Pumpkin Bread (for breakfast)*
  • and Cheesecake*
(The items with a * are the things I hope to get prepped and or done today.)

Mmmmmmm.... And I was thinking of maybe a nice BBQ Butter Grilled Shrimp appetizer of some sort. But we'll see.

So as you can see, my plate is full today. And will definitely be full tomorrow.

I love, l ove, love Thanksgiving. It's one of my favorite holidays. I have so much to be thankful for, after all.

Oh! And as per Rachel's request, here is the recipe for the Cheesy Mushroom Bake. (Thanks Aunt Donna!!)

1# mushrooms (sliced)
1C. shredded cheddar cheese
1 6-8oz can sliced black olives
1 1/2 Tbs. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. Accent**
1/8 tsp pepper
1/3 C. half & half
1 1/2 Tbs. Butter (melted)
1 C. breadcrumbs

In a casserole dish layer mushrooms, olives, and cheese two or three times. Blend flour, salt, pepper and half & half and pour over the top. Add the breadcrumbs to the melted butter and sprinkle over the top. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Now, I am not going to use the Accent - MSG doesn't agree with me, but otherwise I remember this stuff to be simply delicious. I had to call my Aunt Donna the other night to get the recipe since I have never made it myself.

Knowing how I stick to recipes (not) I'll let you know if any other changes I make are worthwhile. Heh.

Okay, I'm off. For those traveling today - I bid you safe roads and/or skies.

For those tending the home fires - may you have a warm and blessed holiday with good food, family and friends.

And may we keep our sense of humor intact...
(Thanks Teresa!)

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all.