Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Flashback 11/15/13



Happy Friday my lovely foodie friends!

This past week was a fun one for me. Even though we have struggled a bit with that awful cold that seems to be going around (it hangs on and doesn't want to go away!), Kevin and I had a "Mini Thanksgiving". 

I have always hosted Thanksgiving at my house since, well since I can remember cooking Thanksgiving dinners! But this year my son's girlfriend's grandmother is going to host both families in her home, so I have been feeling a bit lost. That was when I decided to do a "Mini Thanksgiving".


Unfortunately the kids couldn't make it. Between being called in to work, and being sick, it ended up being just Kevin and I. But it was OK. We had a nice quiet "Thanksgiving" dinner, and a TON of Turkey sandwiches over the next few days.

I have posted a few of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes, with more to come. As well as some great ways to use up those turkey (and side dish) leftovers. 

It was actually kind of nice to cook a Thanksgiving dinner for two. No stress, no hurry, just a kitchen that smelled wonderful and some great food. I may do it again!!

Now on to what happened in my kitchen last week....




3 Cheese Pumpkin Mac and Cheese



Daube de Boeuf á La Provençale



10 Great Soups and Stews



Spiced Rum Candied Yams



The Perfect Roast Turkey (Brine Recipe Included)





Here are just a few of the goodies I found on Pintrest this week...

Greek Lamb Sliders from What a Girl Eats
French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese from TasteSpotting 
Cheesy Skillet Scalloped Corn from A Farmgirl's Dabbles
Winter Mojito from The Bookcooker
Greek Layered Cheese Spread from Food Done Light

To see more of my fabulous finds follow me on Pintrest




Coming soon......

Turkey Bacon Corn Chowder (for leftover Creamed Corn)
Twice Baked Pumpkin Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Greek Pasta Salad (for leftover Turkey)

.....and much more!


23 comments:

  1. This is the first year for me that I will only be cooking for my husband and children. Usually I have my parents, siblings, neices and nephews and a few random stragglers over.. but Moving states away will change a holiday.. thats for sure! I'm glad your Mini Thanksgiving worked out!

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  2. I get off easy this year. My Hubs is cooking the turkey and everyone is bringing a dish. Great ideas for all those leftovers.

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  3. My mother always does a mini Thanksgiving. I host the big day at my house, but I think she really misses the leftovers at her house, so she makes a turkey dinner at her house a week or two before the day!

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    1. Yes, I was glad I did that. Just the other day I found turkey breasts on sale fo buy one get one fee. Now I can have some turkey without cooking the whole thing!

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  4. Love the stew recipe ideas you have here. We'll be celebrating Thanksgiving at my Mom in law's house this year.

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  5. What a wonderful idea. Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday, in large part due to the food. I don't know why we think we have to wait until the actual holiday to enjoy the feast!

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    1. I know, every year I ask myself that question!

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  6. I am finally getting to where I am cooking more. I love the idea of the rum yams for this years holiday. I just hope enough of the alcohol is cooked out so my mother can still drive home.

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  7. Lovely pictures. Yes cooking for two is easy for me too hehe. I was unaware about Ziplist, so thank you for telling me about that; The feature to save recipe is so good.

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  8. We will do what we always do for Thanksgiving. Everyone meet up at my mothers house and we have a good time. Thanks for the recipes. I'm about to go check them out to my ziplist

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  9. Thanks for the info on ZipList. I signed up and added one of your recipes already. This looks like it will be great.

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    1. Yes I was excited to add it to my blog so everyone could save and print out shopping lists as well.

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  10. My mother in law always hosts two dinners, making sure everyone in the family can attend. I'm not sure how she does it!! I miss hosting sometimes, but it would not make her happy if I did. ;) Glad you had a nice meal!

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  11. I need to sign up for a Ziplist recipe box too. Thanks so much for sharing. Your recipes always look delicious. I can't wait for the new ones.

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  12. We are no good when it comes to making the perfect turkey. Going to have to pin this for thanksgiving. Thanks for those recipes. :)

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  13. That pumpkin mac and cheese looks off the hook good! I have seen Ziplist, but always used other options. I will give it a 2nd look. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks! We really enjoyed it!! I have never seen another program like Ziplist. I love it!!

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  14. The French Beef Stew looks delicious. I could just imagine the flavor combinations that it contains since the recipe calls for red wine. It's a perfect dish for Thanksgiving.

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    1. I have another beef stew that uses a whole bottle of wine, as well as a pork stew that uses a whole bottle of white wine :) Can you tell I love cooking with wine?

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  15. Seriously, you need to come over and cook for me sometime!

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  16. These recipes all look delicious! I love having leftovers with turkey.

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