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    Going to my aunt's home - Thanksgiving is her favorite holiday. Cooking for people is a favorite past time of hers, so I figure who am I to stop her? lol

    Normal Thanksgiving fare - stuffed shells & caprese antipasto, her amazing homemade chicken soup, salad, then the turkey, her homemade sausage stuffing, veggies, cranberry sauce from a can, mashed & twice baked potatoes, etc.

    She does not make desserts so everyone brings some. I'll be bringing a huge Costco pumpkin pie (my hubby's favorite) and I'll pick up some Italian pastries.

    Wow! I can not wait!!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    sounds delicious
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    Going to my aunt's home - Thanksgiving is her favorite holiday. Cooking for people is a favorite past time of hers, so I figure who am I to stop her? lol

    Normal Thanksgiving fare - stuffed shells & caprese antipasto, her amazing homemade chicken soup, salad, then the turkey, her homemade sausage stuffing, veggies, cranberry sauce from a can, mashed & twice baked potatoes, etc.

    She does not make desserts so everyone brings some. I'll be bringing a huge Costco pumpkin pie (my hubby's favorite) and I'll pick up some Italian pastries.

    Wow! I can not wait!!

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    We always have to have cranberry sauce from the can. It's tradition

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    I love cranberry sauce from a can! We will be having that for sure!
    We are planning to have our Thanksgiving meal this Sunday. I'm waiting to hear if family will be joining us. If not, I will just do a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey for just the 2 of us. This is the first time in 20 years my husband's company has not given each employee a turkey, sign of the times I guess. We will have green bean casserole, mac & cheese, corn (regular if my brother comes, as a casserole of not), mashed potatoes, stuffing, etc. I will makes Jon's favorite: pecan pie and a pumpkin cool whip dip type dessert. If my brother comes it will be plain rolls, if not it will be cornbread. My brother is a picky eater and likes very plain food. So it's 6 days away and I don't know if I am cooking for 2 or 10 or somewhere in between.
    Nothing like cleaning for company and shopping and cooking a last minute meal while we are packing and getting ready for our trip.

    How could I forget, sweet potato casserole, my favorite!
    Last edited by Traceyd14; 11-16-2015 at 09:54 AM.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    peg re: cranberry sauce

    my husband eats it regularly
    as a snack
    with a meal
    he goes thru 2 cans a week
    big sigh --- we buy it by the case @ Aldis
    currently 4 cases in my pantry closet that should keep him happy for a year.


    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    We always have to have cranberry sauce from the can. It's tradition

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    We always have to have cranberry sauce from the can. It's tradition
    Living within 5 miles of 3 major cranberry processing plants and hundreds of acres of cranberry bogs I simply make my own... quick and easy and probably more money than just buying canned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    I will makes Jon's favorite: pecan pie and a pumpkin cool whip dip type dessert.

    Care to share your pumpkin cool whip dessert?
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Pumpkin Pie Dip recipe

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    Care to share your pumpkin cool whip dessert?
    Super easy and great to serve with vanilla wafers
    1 (16 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
    Libby's Pumpkin Filling

    1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

    Directions

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    5 m
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    5 m
    In a large bowl, mix together instant vanilla pudding mix, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Fold in the thawed frozen whipped topping. Chill in the refrigerator until serving.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    It's so funny about the cranberry sauce thing. One year my niece made a fabulous whole cranberry sauce and Tom wouldn't even try it. At the time they lived next door to us. Tom got up and went over to our house and brought back the canned stuff!

    Andrea, I can't believe Paul loves it that much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    It's so funny about the cranberry sauce thing. One year my niece made a fabulous whole cranberry sauce and Tom wouldn't even try it. At the time they lived next door to us. Tom got up and went over to our house and brought back the canned stuff!

    Andrea, I can't believe Paul loves it that much!
    I never knew it came any other way until I was well into my 20s. My grandma always had it from the can.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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