Thanks Happy Giving!

FINALLY getting around to posting! We had a really lovely Thanksgiving yesterday. I’ve never been a real stickler for the holiday – the whole cooking thing, y’know. But for Steve, it’s his favorite holiday. And he goes HOG WILD.

This year, he got involved with an other woman. A hot dish who, unlike me, can cook like a fiend. A woman who makes him drool. Plus? She’s a redhead. I might as well knock over my king right now. You probably know her. Her name’s Ree. And I’d be real worried if there wasn’t a Marlboro Man on the scene.

This year, Steve planned his menu almost directly from her site. And I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if it wasn’t the most delicious Thanksgiving dinner ever.

First he made her amazing sweet potatoes. His touch was to make individual servings in ramekins. It was amazing.

Here we have Steve’s personal family stuffing and Ree’s Fresh Corn & Wild Rice. I thought I’d hate it, but I was wrong.

Here’s my Sweet Potato Bread and Ree’s “Spanish” Green Beans and Extra Creamy Mashed Potatoes. I didn’t care for the green beans much, but to the potatoes I say, “FIE ON YOU.” Fie on you, potatoes, and you, too, Ree. These are the best thing I’ve ever eaten, ever. And I think I gained 25 pounds just from them.

This? I made. Per Steve’s instructions and Ree’s recipe. And it’s the second most dangerous food in the world. It’s her Caramel Pumpkin Pecan Gingersnap Cheesecake. And it’s made of the songs of angels and the deep, resounding temptation of sin. It’s NOT FAIR. You think that looks good? Look at it beckoning you nearer, reflected gluttonously in the granite, dripping caramel so temptingly…

Though as good as this was, I would sacrifice a piece of it for more mashed potatoes. Seriously.

What else? He also made her Whiskey-Glazed Carrots, Stuffing, and a beautifully brined turkey. And the stuffing was made using her Cornbread recipe. So, basically, the Pioneer Woman provided our Thanksgiving. I’m gonna have to block her site, I think.

And, no, I’m not jealous. Why do you ask?? HMMM??

Thanks Happy Giving from our overstuffed family.