Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Turkey Day Countdown

Song Stuck on the Brain: Light On by David Cook

Anyone here a Twilight fan? I just finished book 1 and I've started New Moon. LOVED Twilight and tonight a bunch of us girls are headed to see the movie. Very excited about that. I hope it does the book justice.

If you've seen the movie or read the books, let me know what you think, I'd love to discuss it.

The movie feels like a good way to kick off the holiday week. Wednesday evening will be packed with food prep and housework, but Thursday should be fun. Our family has been planning this menu for a month now, and despite all my recipe ideas, I think I'm the only one trying a new recipe. A friend from high school gave me his family's recipe for pumpernickel cornbread dressing. It looks great and I hear it's divine.

In addition to the dressing, I'm cooking the turkey, gravy and sauteed Brussels Sprouts. As a kid I would have died at the idea of Brussels for lunch, but now they're a favorite. Go figure.

Most people probably have standards they cook every year, but other than turkey, dressing and potatoes, we like to mix it up. Any one else have new recipes (or old favorites) they're cooking for Turkey day? Feel free to share them, I'd love to see how everyone else celebrates.



Anonymous said...

Apple Dumplings.
2 (8 count) cans crescent rolls
3-4 tart apples
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 (12 ounce) can Mountain Dew soda
Spray a 13x9 baking dish or pan.
Peel and slice apples into 16 pieces.
Roll each apple slice in 1 section of crescent roll.
Place rolled slices in pan in two rows, put extras along side.
Melt butter, add sugar and cinnamon and pour over apples.
Pour can of Mountain Dew over all.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Jordan and I made these Saturday and took them down to Children's Mercy hospital for his friend Destiny who was in a horrible accident Friday night. She wasn't able to eat any of course, being in PICU, but her family fell in love with them! We didn't serve w/ Ice Cream, but they were still heavenly!

April Erwin said...

Mmm! Those 'Dew' sound good. :) I wouldn't have thought of using Mountain Dew over them, but I'd be willing to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I hope Destiny heals quickly. It was so good of you to be there for her family.