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Whipped Sweet Potatoes and Bananas with Honey Final

I would like to share some potential recipes you might like to add to your Thanksgiving dinner. You can customize these recipes by adding your own special touches. Also, I would like to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends. I pray for the safety of your travels and for the blessings of the day as we give thanks.

Typically I take Wednesday off to start preparing and cooking certain dishes that warm up nicely. I have numerous lists from ingredients that need to be purchased, dishes and platters to use, what needs to be completed on Wednesday, and a game plan for Thursday. For Thanksgiving I will identify what dishes go into which oven, temperatures, and timing of my dishes. Greg takes care of the beverages and luckily the cleanup!

On Thanksgiving morning we will have the annual Macy Day Parade on and then the National Dog Show Presented by Purina. I typically do not have time to sit down and watch these shows, but it is festive to have them on in the background. Then the first Christmas movie (for us) will come on TV. The original Miracle on 34th Street typically comes on after the dog show. About this time my parents will arrive and we will start serving our appetizers and spend a festive day together!

Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings to you and your family! For my friends around the world, I wish you a blessed day!


Easy-to-Make Shrimp Bruschetta

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Dip


Creamy Pumpkin Soup with a Kick!

My Version of Murgh Mumtaz Mahal or Indian Chicken Curry Soup


Spinach Fruit Salad!

Vine-Ripe Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Healthy Salad!


Alton Browns Good Eats Roast Turkey


Mini Smoky Scalloped Potatoes

Potato Gnocchi

Stuffing and Dressings

Apple-Cranberry Ritz Crackers Stuffing Muffins

Yams and Sweet Potatoes

Whipped Sweet Potatoes and Bananas with Honey

Mom’s Easy to Make Yams

Apple Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Grilled Yams


Cooking Asparagus with Aleppo Pepper!

Green Beans Mixed with a Miso Dressing and Almonds


Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding Delite!

Dark-Chocolate Clusters

Pumpkin Chocolate Chips Bite-Size Snack

Pumpkin Pie made with Fresh Pumpkin Puree

Making Your Own Pumpkin Puree

6 thoughts on “A Happy 2012 Thanksgiving Dinner Selections!

  1. Bernice thanks for the Turkey day round up. You have quite the spread planned for this festive day. I am still without power to my stove top or oven. 3 repairman and a translator and still no success. I’m thinking turkey on the grill this year…Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    1. Bernice says:

      Sorry to hear that your stove top is not working. A grilled turkey sounds good. I am not making all of those dishes. This year I am making the Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Dip, Murg Mumtaz Mahal, Italian Parsley Bread, Ham, Turkey, Smoky Scalloped Potatoes, Whipped Sweet Potatoes and Bananas with Honey, Apple-Cranberry Stuffing Muffins, green beans with miso dressing. And Greg will put together his olive and pickle tray. Plus he helps a lot with the clean up. Then my mom brings the pumpkin pie and I am making Indian Chai. So still lots of food and hopefully lots of left overs! Then I will start making Christmas cookies to share. Happy Thanksgiving to you and you family – have a fabulous day!

  2. thehungrymum says:

    Mmm, pumpkin soup – yum!

    1. Bernice says:

      It is really good and you can add your own special touches to it!

  3. What an enormous number of dishes for your Thanksgiving dinner! It all looks aand sounds fabulous and I hope you all had a happy day! 🙂

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you. We did have a great day. I did not make all of those dishes this year. But over the years, I have made all of them. Each year I tend to change the menu a bit. But I always make enough to give left overs to my parents plus extras for Greg and me. I like making the big meal and then having left overs for awhile. Of course now we are tired of left overs. ha ha ha

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