Sunday, November 29, 2009
Mosaic Monday - Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Some of the delicious side dishes we had with our Thanksgiving Dinner at my sisters...Top Left going clockwise...
I made a new Green Bean casserole from Taste of Home, but I didn't use anything low-fat..it's Thanksgiving. Turned out great - I try and do a different one every other year. Also made a scalloped corn dish just so there was a choice!
My sister, Bev, made the sweet potatoes with marshmallows. A family favorite that always seems to remind us of my brother Dick, who passed away almost 17 years ago.
This Greek Salad was made by my niece and nephew-in-law, Gina and Jay. Everything tasted so fresh, topped with Feta which I am not used to but gave it a unique flavor.
I made mini carrot cupcakes from Taste of Home, topped with Ina's Cream Cheese frosting which is to die for!!
Next up..Cranberry/Apple Salad, this was my Dad's all time favorite. Mom would just use a simple meat grinder to grind up cranberries, apples and throw on some sugar. So simple but still tastes so good. Just the right amount of tart and sweet!
Since there were almost thirty of us my niece Shelly brought along a Ham also. Not quite as good as the one her Mom, my sister Sue, brought last year but it was still good!
Of course there has to be a jello salad of some sort for the younger ones..this one topped with marshmallows did the job.
Deviled eggs which were made by sisters Bev & Sue (I think) are always a staple - if we can convince someone to make them. Usually they rarely make it to the dinner!
Simple, good Midwestern food... too much as usual but was enjoyed by all. It was great to see the ones who came from a distance since some of them we won't be with at Christmas.
I'm linking this post for Mosaic Monday, joining Mary at the Little Red House. Be sure to check out her blog to links for some fantastic mosaics!