Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thanksgiving Favorites

My Mom handles the turkey and an extra turkey breast each Thanksgiving. We have the whole family over and it gets pretty chaotic. My Mom makes her usual wonderful dishes but each year I'm in charge of a few things myself. I make the same dishes each year. Here are the classics that I make each year.

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
KEEPER: Bacon-wrapped green beans. The brown sugar/garlic butter on top really did the trick. Well, and the bacon. Because, bacon.:

Here is the recipe I use. I LOVE these. I pretty much cook them just for me to eat.

Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow and Pecan Streusel

One year my aunt made the best ever sweet potato casserole. She didn't keep the recipe and we have never been able to reproduce it. Each year since, I try. This year I'm giving this recipe a shot.

Hashbrown Casserole

Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

Love! Love! Love! I only make hashbrown casserole for Thanksgiving so it is always a nice treat and something I wait all year for. Check out the recipe here.

Broccoli Rice Casserole

Broccoli Rice Casserole like Cheddar's! Will be doing this soon!:

You can not go wrong with this recipe. The only thing I do differently is I use frozen broccoli. It tastes just as great and way easier.

What I enjoy most about casseroles (besides the wonderful tastiness) is that they can be made beforehand. I don't freeze mine but you could. I make mine the day before and cook 40 minutes before the turkey is done. It gives you more time to visit with family when you don't have to slave the day of Thanksgiving.

I also will make a dessert but I do something different every year. My mom is in charge of the dessert staples like banana puddin, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, and cherry crunch. Oh the pounds will be coming! Is someone doing a how to not gain weight around the holidays? I need to read that.


  1. Just pinned the bacon wrapped green beans on my Thanksgiving board!! Pretty sure I'll be bringing some sort of green beans and rolls this year!

    Thanks for linking up with Tuesday Talk!

  2. Wow... I'm starving after reading your menu. I think I could easily skip out on the turkey and just eat those sides you're making. I love them all! And then the whole dessert buffet sounds amazing. I volunteered to make the pies this year and am hoping my family comes through with some delicious things.


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