Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner

The boys and their families are all coming to our house on Thanksgiving for dinner.  This afternoon Richard and I sat down to "plan" the menu.  We're having our traditional turkey and all the trimmings.  Here's the menu:
photo from fotosearch.com/

Roast Turkey
Pork Roast with Gravy
Cornbread Dressing
Green Bean Casserole
Sweet Potato Bake
Buttered Corn
Pecan Pie 

We're cooking everything from scratch, so after dinner and movie with Will's family tonight, we finished up the grocery shopping.  

The only thing left is to straighten up the house and make room for the extra table.  

Because everyone in our family likes our pecan pies, I thought I'd share the recipe with you.  A couple of notes: I use ready-made rolled pie crusts, and I toss everything into the food processor to blend, chop and mix all at once.  Easy peasy!

Photo from aarp.com/recipes/pecan-pie
Easy Pecan Pie
3 cups sugar
3 cups pecans
1 1/2 sticks butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup evaporated milk
3 eggs
2 rolled pie crusts

Chop pecans, mix all ingredients and pour into prepared pie crusts.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Makes two pies.

1 comment:

daydreamsdustbunnies said...

Yummy! Pecan pie is our daughter's favorite, so I always make it for Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.