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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!


...because we have so many blessings to count!
Yes, even when things aren't feeling so wonderful, you
 can always find someone who has it so much harder than you!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends...
and happy day to everyone else around the world.
I'm thankful for all of you!

This apple slab pie came out of the oven a little bit ago.
I tweaked a few recipes, used my own crust recipe, and decided
to drizzle it with salted caramel sauce just before serving.
If it's a keeper, I'll share the recipe soon!

Today I made cranberry sauce, stuffing, spiced pecans, a
cheese ball, apple slab pie, pecan pie, and a bacon corn dip!
Just mashed potatoes and rolls to go this evening!
After a pecan pumpkin cobbler in the morning for breakfast,
I won't want to cook for a week! (and I won't! haha)

My Cornish Game Hens are still thawing but feel like solid, frozen
rocks! haha.  Might have to help them along in the morning in a sink
full of water!  Oh dear! haha.....




41 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving. Sounds like you will be feasting for several days and enjoying every bite.

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    1. I think Friday is my favorite...no cooking! haha. Happy Thanksgiving, Carol!

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  2. We've had Thanksgiving here in Canada but with your delicious menu I could easily celebrate again!

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving Betsy and to your family.

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    2. I think you all up there have a better date for your Thanksgiving...ours gets swallowed up in
      Christmas if we aren't careful!

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    3. I agree Betsy. By now everything in the stores is decorated for Christmas and is screaming..'buy, buy, buy' :)

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    4. I know! We have a rule in our house that we don't mix the holidays...Thanksgiving stands on it's own!

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  3. I am salivating! You are cooking/baking up a storm.
    I have heard of slab cakes, but never slab pies - looks amazing.
    Bacon corn dip - another new-to-me treat. Yum.
    I am sending "warm" thoughts to your Cornish hens. Thaw, babies, thaw!

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    1. A slab cake? Is that what we call a sheet cake?
      The dip is new to me, too! Saw it on pinterest...
      I know...the hens! haha....8 little hens a-swimming in my sink...
      sounds like a take-off from the 12 Days of Christmas! haha,...

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    2. Ha! It certainly does. Yes, we use both terms - slab and sheet cakes.

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    3. Slab cake actually makes more sense. Hopefully a cake would be thicker than a sheet. haha.

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  4. I hope you have such a great day. You certainly have food ready to go and you will have time to enjoy the family.

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    1. Yep...have to start a day ahead..doing it all in one day is impossible! haha.
      Have a wonderful day, Larry...

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  5. Your menu sounds delish! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, Betsy. I'm thankful for you!

    Marla

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    1. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving, too! Looks like we're going to have really nice weather! :)

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  6. Hope you have a good day
    There at your bay
    Always something to be thankful for indeed
    Hopefully they hens thaw at your feed so you can umm feed

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    1. hens need to thaw for sure!
      Water might be the cure.
      Maybe a miracle will happen overnight
      and they won't do the swimming fright!

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  7. Yummmm .....eeeeeee.... I'm gonna step outside and see if I can smell that delicious looking apple slab pie !!! And you HAVE been working hard all day...goodness!!

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    1. Doesn't that look good? And pretty, too, of course.
      I worked my tail off...and with a terrible headache all day, too.
      But it got the best of me...I stopped and put my feet up.
      The rest will have to get done tomorrow!
      Happy Thanksgiving, Don.... :)

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  8. Well I'm certainly thankful for you, too. Your apple slab pie sounds delish...hope it's a keeper so you can share your recipe. So far, I've made the cornbread for dressing, parboiled rutabagas and beets. I'll roast those along with carrots in the morning. And my dough for the rolls are rising right now. Tomorrow, I'll cook collards, brown rice, dressing, giblet gravy, cranberry casserole and garden peas. My daughter is bringing a spice cake and cauliflower casserole. The Cornish hens are almost thawed. I took them out of the fridge and let them sit on the counter for a few hours. They are back in the fridge now. Hmmmm, I don't know, but they might be going for a swim in the morning, too. And there are 8 of them. Lol!! Your menu sounds awesome. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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    1. I know...I hope that thing tastes as good as it looks!
      Your menu sounds wonderful....and very southern with your giblet gravy and collards!
      Fingers crossed all of our hens thaw overnight! haha.
      Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Oh that slab apple pie looks wonderful. I know you house smells so good. I did a lot of baking this morning....cookies this afternoon, and one more batch when we get home from the Thanksgiving Eve service at church.

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving...to you and all those you love.

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    1. Well, it sounds like your place smelled wonderful today, too!
      I'm tired...turning in early tonight! Whew!

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  10. The thought of your cornish hens swimming in the sink makes me smile :-)

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    1. I'll take a picture if it comes to that! :)

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  11. You'll be eating like Kings and Queens!
    Well done!

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    1. I bet you'll be kings and queens, too! :)

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  12. It looks delicious! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your dear ones!

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  13. Beautiful post and delicious recipe!
    Have a great day

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    1. Isn't it pretty? I can't wait to taste it!

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  14. Hi Betsy - I'd happily fly over and share Thanksgiving with you all ... it all looks delicious and well done on getting so much done - hope those Cornish Hens thaw in time .. I'm sure they will! I'd love a pic of the Cheese Ball and how it's made - thank you!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving ... we are all very lucky in our own ways and I know help others along our journeys ... Happy day and weekend - Hilary

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    1. Well, what are you waiting for? Fly on over! :)

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  15. Hi Betsy...
    Just popping in on you to send along a Happy Thanksgiving wish for you and your loved ones.

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    1. Hi, Anni....thank you so much...hope you have a lovely day, too!

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  16. Have a wonderful day....to you and your 5 men...and girl♥️
    I am sure your efforts will be enjoyed...
    Cheers my friend...
    Linda :o)

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  17. Happy Thanksgiving . . . . . . have a wonderful time . . . . :)

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  18. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, the menu sounds absolutely delish.
    Pat

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  19. A bit belated now, I guess, but happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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