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The top 5 must have food on our Thanksgiving table.
I might be offending a lot of people with my first one, and I am sorry.
I LOVE canned cranberrry sauce.
I’ve never met a homemade cranberry sauce that was as perfect as the gelled cranberry that comes out of the can. Am I alone with this one?
Stuffing or dressing where every you come from.
In our house we make a Mexican flavored stuffing that my Grandma Aguilar made. It has all the normal makings of a sausage stuffing but we add chili sauce to give it a kick. So good! I’ve had Thanksgivings without this dressing, but they never taste just right.
Potatoes, sweet and mashed.
This one comes from a can again. My mom makes a sweet potato dish that is awesome, and yes it has marshmellows on the top. I believe she uses the canned sweet potatoes, cooks them on the stove with brown sugar and reduce
s the syrup. Then bakes the mixture until its all thick and delicious.
My family like mashed potatoes because they are the best convence for gravy.
Pretzel Jello Salad
My best friend made this dessert/salad a few years ago at a holiday we shared and every year sense it is a staple on our table. Seriously if you have not tried this dish you have to. We make ours with strawberrries and strawberry jello but I’m sure the combination of fruit is limitless.
This year my daughter helped make this one.
Green Bean Casserol
Thanksgiving for my husband would not be complete with out green bean casserol. He makes it the way its always been made, and now that the kids are fans of this dish as well, he has to make twice as much.
There you have it, my top 5 must have foods.
Notice there is not a turkey on this list. Every year we have one, but every year we seem to toss a coin if we really want one. This year we are having a turkey and ham. If there was one thing to go it would most likely be the turkey.
Desserts change over the years depending on who’s house we are at. Being from a small town, and not having the convinence of a local bakery we make all our own desserts. Lemon pies, lemon bars, and pecan pie are on the list for dessert this year.
I pray you and your family have a blessed holiday. Whether your traditional food looks like mine or you make it all from scratch I am sure we will all be stuffed by days end.
Here’s my tip for all the ladies, WEAR YOUR STRETCHY PANTS! 🙂
Next up Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Will you be participating in the sales?
Remember: Advent is the first Sunday after Thanksgiving.