We are hosting Thanksgiving dinner for 8.  Luckily that includes my Mother and my Mother in Law so we share the work.


  • Turkey  (Thanks Mom!)
  • Mashed Potatoes (plain or special?  hmmm not sure…there will be gravy…)
  • Gravy
  • Dressing
  • Cranberry Sauce (they like it straight from the can so who am I to argue!)
  • Sweet potato casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping

  • 3 Cups Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 (5 oz) Evaporated Milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla

Mix together and top with…

  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 TBS Maragarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans



  • Cornbread muffins
  • Datenut Bread  (Recipe soon)
  • Veggies of some sort ????
  • Impossible Pumpkin Pie (Recipe soon!!!  Delicious and low-cal!)
  • Undecided Chocolate dessert! 

 I think that is it for the main event!  I will also need a Friday menu…

Just a little fun fact…The Sweet Potato recipe is a family recipe that was shared with us through a very special member of our family, we knew her as Aunt Mary but most who knew her called her Sister.  When A and I got married she could not attend our reception so we were to meet her on Saturday for Lunch.  Now I had not met her yet and she had always been called Aunt Mary to me…I had NO idea.  So anyway, about an hour before we were to leave to meet her I asked A again why she could come all this way to meet today but not tomorrow and he repplied something about her probably needing to be at church.  Huh?  Well B, she is a nun.  WHAT?????  Now I was raised a Catholic and went to parochial schools for many years…so of course I flipped out.  I had nothing appropriate to wear, the dress I brought was a summer shift like dress.  I insisted we run to a store where I bought a whole new outfit and changed in the car.  Turned out fine and I worried needlessly…she was a wonderful woman and she is dearly missed.