My repetoire of "must haves" for Thanksgiving dinner calls for the following:
In case you can't count, that is FIVE containers of cream cheese (except I do buy the light versions). FIVE. That is why Amy's corn casserole, Jo Anne's potatoes and Jean's hot swiss and bacon dip are so very tasty. I can hardly wait.
Jane, John, Bill and Tony are arriving tomorrow to spend Thanksgiving here. John is on reserve the entire time. So, he may be here, or he may be flying somewhere. I really, really hope he is here because I can promise you the meal he would get out somewhere would not contain nearly as much cream cheese.
On the menu:
Hot bacon and swiss dip (with cream cheese!)
Thanksgiving cocktail (3 parts pomegranate juice, 2 parts champagne, 1 part triple sec with fresh pomegranate seeds) served over ice
Brined, roasted Turkey (cooked under cheesecloth and basted with butter and wine)
Mashed Potatoes (with cream cheese!)
Corn casserole with green chilies (and cream cheese!)
Stuffing with sage sausage and apples
Fresh green beans with lime
Peas (John likes to mix them in his mashed potatoes)
Jane's seven layer southern salad (with mayo! I forgot to put the mayo in the photo!)
Sinfully decadent dark chocolate Kahlua cake (with sour cream in it!)
I am not serving sweet potatoes, or pie. Is that just wrong? I'm just really more of a cake person. Maybe I should do a pie. Okay. I'll do a pie too.
I am salivating now. My favorite meal of the year. Can't wait. What are you eating?
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