Holiday Cooking

turkey picture
turkey picture

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
This year I decide to make a appetizer to go along with the first drink of the day. This year my Mom and I are trying Ricotta-stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates. They turned out to be a good choice.

This was our Menu:
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Fluff
Special Green Bean Casserole
Turkey
Holiday Stuffing
Gravy
Homemade Dinner Rolls
And Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake!!

All these are on the site if you would like to make them. We had a great Thanksgivings. My brother was pick to crave the turkey. My Mom was in charge of the dinner rolls, my Dad was in charge of the wine. My husband was in charge of watching everyone to make sure they did their job!

Mike's Job
Mike’s Job

I like to be very organize in my planning of a dinner party. So I also follow my menu to a tee. Here are some things that my help you in preparing for a holiday party.
1. Keep you recipes in a clear plastic sheet that can be place in a blinder. This was you know what your making each year and also the time it will take for each recipe to finish.
2. I get out the good dinner ware and linens ahead and make short they are ironed and cleaned.
3. Make a table decoration for that seasons theme. For example I used some yellow flowers and small pumpkins on my table. You can make your own decoration like cute name tags for people to sit at the table. Maybe you don’t want Aunt Mary to sit next to your mother in law.
4. Clean out the refrigerator.
5. Start making ice now before your guest come.
6. Make sure you have a lot of extra take home pans for those who love leftovers.
7. Just two days before holiday parties I wash all my vegetables, peel potatoes ( they can be left in cool water) and make my pies or cakes.
9 Also you can use your cooler for your hot stuff. Just place a towel in the bottom of the cooler and place hot item on top of each other and close them lid. They stay warm for a long time. Don’t peek or your let the hot air out!

Here is my Thanksgiving dinner party!

Thanksgiving 2015
Thanksgiving 2015

Great recipes from Debbie ! Enjoy!!

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