An Irish Thanksgiving Feast
I wait an entire year to have my son's amazing turkey (maybe this year he will share his secret brine recipe with us!) and to cook some of my favorite vintage and Irish recipes!
I love Thanksgiving ~ the meal is always amazing, but it's the time we get to spend with family that is priceless! The games, the conversations, the memories are all what we are so very grateful for ~ this and every year.
Here are some helpful tips ~ 1) begin purchasing your ingredients in October. If you wait too long, you might have to adjust your menu. 2) Make your desserts on Monday & Tuesday of Thanksgiving week. 3) Make your sides on Tuesday & Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. 4) Make your turkey (or meats) on Thursday morning. 5) Spend all of your time with the kids... all too soon, they will be off with their own families.
Spreading out the work will allow more time in the kitchen with kids, and more time with family on Thursday. Plus, more time to rest rather than exhausting yourself on Thursday. *I am guilty of being the "momzilla" trying to make everything perfect. Fingers crossed that I will be more relaxed this year.
I hope you enjoy these recipes ~
Easy Cherry Cobbler
Skillet Apple Pie
Texas Chocolate Cake
Damn Good Desserts
My gramma is always the first person to say she doesn't have a sweet tooth, doesn't care too much for desserts... then, when she thinks no one is looking, she will be in the kitchen sneaking bites of anything and everything that might have a hint of sugar!
Here are some of our favorites! We hope you enjoy them too ~
This is one of our favorite desserts. So much so, that there are never left overs!
*Note: my gramma's recipe card calls for only 1/2 cup of pecans... that is not nearly enough!
Drain the crushed pineapple well. Also, instead of water, you can use the pineapple juice (you may need to add a bit of water to arrive at the 1 1/2 cups.
Thanksgiving dinner isn't ready until this showstopper arrives! Pumpkin pie is a holiday staple and our table is nothing but traditional ~ with a Texas twang.
We invite Georgia to the table by using the Southern Baked Pie Co. crust mix. Simple and delicious!
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