Thankful. I have so much…too much. My grown kids are kind, happy and healthy, productive adults. That is everything to me. And my Golden Retriever, Sadie, is a constant love and complete noodge (I love both sides of her; the angel and the devil). I am surrounded by family and friends and always have food on my table and a warm bed. All of that is huge and Thanksgiving reminds me not to take it all for granted and to do what I can to help others to have the same necessities. Food and a warm bed should not be a privilege in a wealthy country such as ours. Unfortunately, that is not the case. If you are feeling like you have more than you need, please think of homeless organizations in your area to donate to. One of my local favorites is West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation.
As to the food I’ve decided not to reinvent the wheel and just show you what Sweet and Crumby has got for the upcoming big holiday. I hope this list gives you inspiration for your Thanksgiving menu.
This Maple Roasted Pumpkin Salad would be a tantalizing and bright way to start off your holiday meal. Add some dried cranberries or make a cranberry vinaigrette to give it that extra festive flare.
Next, I have my Roasted Breast of Turkey.This recipe is for those of you who don’t feel like roasting a whole bird but do want some nice, juicy turkey to bite into. It is citrus-y, full of herbs and takes only about an hour and a half in the oven. No getting up at the crack of dawn. 😉
Now can you think of anything better to serve along side your dinner than these fluffy and easy to make Sweet Potato Biscuits?
At our house we serve a long list of desserts from a wide array of pies such as this Pumpkin Pie to a Devil’s Food Cranberry Cake.
S&C also has you covered for left-over ideas!
Cranberry Sauce Swirl Muffins…YUM!
Cranberry Sauce Bread Pudding with Dark Chocolate and Brandy
And if you have left-over dinner rolls you can make Coconut Rum Bread Pudding.
Any way you like to celebrate, just make it full of good food, good people and great times. May your Thanksgiving be peaceful, and let us all be thankful for the joys we have, big and small, and for the food at our table and the roof over our heads.
November 19, 2013 at 1:43 pm
This is unbelievable…yumm
November 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm
Thank you for your nice comment!
November 19, 2013 at 4:04 pm
Thanks for sharing your recipes! =)
November 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm
Your recipes sound delicious!
November 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm
Hi Geni, Another great round up of Holiday recipes! I’m so glad you share these, it’s like a sweet trip down memory lane. Plus, it reminds me that I had wanted to make that cranberry cake!! It’s so gooey, chocolately delicious looking! And the salad is also one of my favorites!
November 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm
you better believe i am going to make those sweet potato biscuits. YUMMM!!!! So glad to hear from you! Hope you are doing good my friend
November 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm
November 19, 2013 at 10:24 pm
This is a great round-up, Geni! I think more people would roast a turkey breast instead of a whole bird if they realized ite advantages of doing so. I must say, though, that you really ended this post with a bang. That Devil’s Food Cranberry Cake will satisfy the chocoholics at your table while still remaining true to the holiday. Yum!
November 20, 2013 at 2:00 am
If I want a wonderful round up I always know where to go – yours are the absolute best 😀
November 20, 2013 at 4:47 am
A mouthwatering roundup! I love those sweet potato biscuits a lot!
November 20, 2013 at 5:39 am
Great round up. I think I might be happy as a little clam with even just your salad- that looks amazing. Wishing you a happy Turkey day. BAM
November 20, 2013 at 6:40 am
That Devil’s food cranberry cake sounds absolutely delicious!
November 20, 2013 at 8:58 am
That maple roasted pumpkin salad looks amazing even aside from Thanksgiving! I hardly have ANY Thanksgiving recipes on my blog because with my large family I never host Thanksgiving and don’t do a lot of the cooking for that particular holiday!
Hope you are doing well, my friend!
November 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm
It is a different and tantalizing salad. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Emily!
November 23, 2013 at 4:46 pm
What a wonderful roundup of recipes. BTW for some reason I am not receiving notices of your posts even though I’m a follower. Sorry that I have missed so many nice posts and recipes.
November 24, 2013 at 4:02 pm
That’s strange. I will look into this. thanks! Thank you for the compliment as well.
November 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm
Please do…I haven’t received any notices in a long time. I’m happy that you haven’t stopped blogging, which is what I thought happened.
November 25, 2013 at 8:14 pm
Very nice roundup!
December 5, 2013 at 8:30 pm
Now that looks like a lovely feast! I’ve got my eye on those sweet potato buns and that Devil’s Food Cranberry Cake!
November 25, 2019 at 11:56 am
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