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TransformingMyself
11-02-2011, 07:56 PM
Hi, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. What is on your menu? We are going to my husbands parents house, they are cooking, but we are looking to make 4 dishes, and desserts (I am not a dessert person, so it is not my weakness ;) )I am looking for ideas. Recipes are welcome! :)


Raine
11-02-2011, 07:59 PM
Canadian Thanksgiving is in October so it is already long past for us.

My husband's father and step-mother did dinner. It was curry, very non-traditional :) I don't eat curry though so they made grilled chicken breasts for myself and one other person who also didn't do curry.

So I didn't eat much, but I drank that night like there was no tomorrow, ugh. Weakness: Desserts and alcohol. ESPECIALLY the alcohol, haha.

khumphrey
11-04-2011, 12:10 PM
This year I will be cooking at my house. Yikes! Here are some dishes that are a big hit around my family. Sweet Potatoes yum,

Sweet Potatoes,

Get 6 good size sweet potatoes
Brown Sugar
Butter (1 Stick)

Peel the potatoes and slice them, put them into a baking dish
Pour the brown sugar on top about a cup or less
Cut butter into pats and put on top.
Put in oven at 350 for 45 - 60 minutes or until they are soft.

This is not a great Diet recipie but they are so good.

I have been looking online for a great dessert and I have been seeing Pumpkin Cheesecakes I think I might try making one for Thanksgiving. If you need more I will try to think of some!


TransformingMyself
11-05-2011, 09:42 AM
Raine, I never tried curry, and yes non traditional. ;) It is great they made something extra for you and the other guest. Sounds like you had a great time! :)

khumphrey, my mom use to make that. It was really good, and yes, not for someone on a diet. LOL It is funny you bring that up. I am making a Pumpkin Cheesecake for Thanksgiving. I have a subscription to Food Network magazine, and they have a recipe in there. It looks awesome! :)

shanhat81
11-05-2011, 12:02 PM
I have no idea ... we're going to MIL's.

However, MIL is a good cook, and likes to cook healthy. I am hoping she'll let me make cornbread and sage stuffing, though. That's my favorite thing on Thanksgiving.

Munchy
11-07-2011, 05:06 PM
This year I will be cooking at my house. Yikes! Here are some dishes that are a big hit around my family. Sweet Potatoes yum,

Sweet Potatoes,

Get 6 good size sweet potatoes
Brown Sugar
Butter (1 Stick)

Peel the potatoes and slice them, put them into a baking dish
Pour the brown sugar on top about a cup or less
Cut butter into pats and put on top.
Put in oven at 350 for 45 - 60 minutes or until they are soft.

This is not a great Diet recipie but they are so good.

I have been looking online for a great dessert and I have been seeing Pumpkin Cheesecakes I think I might try making one for Thanksgiving. If you need more I will try to think of some!

This isn't a traditional cheesecake, but I made it last year and it was a big hit LINK (http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/09/pumpkin-spice-no-bake-cheesecake.html)

I was contemplating trying these (http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/09/pumpkin-swirl-cheesecake-yogurt.html) this year.

iatejen
11-09-2011, 02:21 PM
This isn't a traditional cheesecake, but I made it last year and it was a big hit LINK (http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/09/pumpkin-spice-no-bake-cheesecake.html)

I was contemplating trying these (http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/09/pumpkin-swirl-cheesecake-yogurt.html) this year.

Those both look so good! I am making desserts for Thanksgiving this year and was trying to find some healthier options that wouldn't disappoint the non-dieting group. The cupcakes might be perfect!

jenne1017
11-12-2011, 03:23 PM
Hi all,

I too am trekking north to my in-laws. I am going to make a dessert (this one (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/desserts-phase-2/183848-carrot-cake-agave-nectar.html) as I am on South Beach and can make these cupcakes the night before) and make some sweet potatoes (or ask to!). I will have turkey and veggie sides. Should be a-ok!