We didn’t have Thanksgiving on Thursday this year because we were missing 3 members of our local family. We did a BBQ at our house for those who were hear. I tried a couple new recipes that day and then I tried a new casserole on Sunday when we celebrated our our Thanksgiving at my mother-in-law’s house. Here are the recipes I tried (all found on Pinterest, OF COURSE) and my thoughts on each of them.
Fall Fruit Salad – I added grapes, left out walnuts, (I leave out nuts on every recipe because that’s the perk of preparing meals. You get to leave out what you don’t like.) and left out the cool whip because it seemed like unnecessary sugar. And you know what? Turned out great! Yay for successful modifications!
Corn Casserole – This was SO EASY and OH MY GOD everyone loved it. SO GOOD. Donnie doesn’t rave about much because he eats anything. But that casserole? He raved about to EVERYONE.
2 Cheese Squash Casserole – This was a lot of effort. I feel like casseroles should be EASY so when there are multiple “steps” I sometimes avoid them. However, I needed something new to bring to Thanksgiving so I gave it a whirl. It was good, but honestly? I think you could use frozen sliced squash to avoid the whole First Step timesuck. Also, I left out the eggs. I know a lot of casseroles call for them to as a binding factor, but I always leave them out. And most of the time the casserole is more liquidy than it would be WITH the eggs, but I prefer that over the eggs that I ALWAYS CAN TASTE. I’m not a fan of the hidden eggs. Long story short? I will cook it again, but with frozen squash. And still without the eggs.
WINNER! Pumpkin Spice Cookies With White Chocolate Chips – BEST COOKIES EVER. I made two batches, I suggest keeping the cookies small because they are so moist that they crumble if they’re too big. The small cookies? PERFECT. They are AMAZING. Seriously. SO GOOD.
What about you? Did you try anything? Love it? Hate it? SHARE YOUR LESSONS LEARNED!