Friday, November 12, 2010

Thanksgiving Menu

How do you handle Thanksgiving in your family?  Do you gather with family?  With friends?  Does the host do all of the cooking, or does everyone bring a dish?  When I lived on the West coast we went to a friend's potluck on year.  Every other year I did all of the cooking for our family, and sometimes a friend or two.  Now that I'm back home, it's back to what I grew up with.  We have a family dinner (anywhere from 13-20 of us) every year. Since the meal is at my sister's house, she is in charge of the turkey.  I should say, my brother in law is in charge of the turkey, as he does the frying.  Every other household brings 1-3 dishes.  We have a LOT of food.  I love it!!  We always have a variation or two, but we stick to the basics in my family.  Thanksgiving to us is about tradition, and we don't usually deviate from our favorite recipes for our favorite dishes.  Here are our ol' standby's:

Sweet potato casserole
Green bean casserole
Mashed potatoes
Corn pudding
Brussels sprouts with pine nuts & bacon (The ONLY way I'll eat Brussels sprouts!)
Cranberry sauce
Pecan pie

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Flip Video

Flip MinoHD™

I don't really want to mix my Avon site with the blog very often, but this is a good buy!  The Flip MinoHD is regularly $199, but is on sale now for $139.  I've heard a lot of people buzzing about it for the holidays, so I thought I'd share.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Glazed Meatballs

I think that this is a pretty standard recipe.  On the East coast, anyway.

Glazed Meatballs

2 lbs. frozen beef or turkey meatballs
12 oz. chili sauce
12-18 oz. grape jelly (some people prefer it sweeter than others)

Pour meatballs into a slow cooker.  Top with chili sauce and jelly.  Cook on low until meatballs are heated through, 3-5 hours, stirring occasionally.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Oatmeal with apples and agave
Cinnamon toast and bananas
Eggs and toast
Oatmeal bars

Sandwiches x2
Snack lunch
Salad topped with chicken
Tomato soup and grilled cheese
Smoothies with muffins
Smoothies with celery & peanut butter and carrots & ranch

Monday night will of course be Chick-fil-a.  :)  For the rest of the week, we'll have:
Crusted Pork with potatoes, fruit, and something green
Penne with Breadcrumbs with salad and French bread
Grilled Italian Honey Chicken with veggie brown rice, fruit, and lima beans
Kielbasa dogs with french fries and baked beans
London Broil (not sure of the sides yet)
Chicken Enchiladas with rice and possibly beans