Sunday, November 9, 2008

Turkey Day.

I am sending out these invitations to all of Eric's family this week. We are really excited to be hosting all of them for Thanksgiving at our home this year.  I also decided to include (shown below) a menu card of what we will be serving to get everyone excited.
We actually have only "hosted" thanksgiving once, 3 months after we got married at our Provo home, but I was 6 weeks pregnant with Adyson and the only job I gave myself was to keep Thanksgiving dinner "down". Which I didn't.
So I am really looking forward to having everyone here this year, we will have Erics parents and Aunt and Uncle from Ohio. Eric's cousin Weston and his wife and kids from L.A., Eric's other cousin Amanda and her husband and daughter and of course Eric's sister and the Lovell boys.
Eric and his dad are making 2 turkeys, one traditional roasted and our new favorite the Fried Turkey. If you have not done this, you should. You get a turkey fryer and deep fry the turkey in peanut oil and its ready in as little as an hour. And soo good. But not so good for the dieters out here. But who diets on Thanksgiving... right?
So in anticipation for Thanksgiving and since I don't have much going on this month, I am going to be posting a few of our favorite family Thanksgiving recipes over the next few weeks. ALso if you have any WONDERFUL ones, send them to me. I want to try out some new ones over the next couple of weeks.

Oh, and I got these from MARTHA, isn't she awesome. I dont know if I will try any of them, we will see how ambitious I get.

Here is my first recipe that I will be making for our Thanksgiving for sure.

Ruth's Chris Sweet Potato Casserole
(really though, it could be a dessert)
For The Crust - 
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 cup chopped nuts (I use pecans)
1/3 butter, melted

For The Sweet Potato Mixture
3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs, well beaten
1 stick butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
combine brown sugar,flour,nuts,and butter in mixing bowl and set aside
combine sweet potatoes, sugar,salt, vanilla, eggs and butter in a mixing bowl in the order listed. mix thoroughly. Pour mixture into buttered baking dish. Sprinkle the sweet potato mixture evenly with the crust mixture on top.
Bake for 30 mins. 
Allow to set for 30 mins before serving.

I don't normally much like sweet potatoes but these are so good and really is the Ruth's Chris recipe.
Try and you will not be disappointed!

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