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Our Thanksgiving Menu 2016

Our Thanksgiving Menu 2016

Growing up, #TurkeyDay was always my favorite holiday of they year. It was one of the times my entire extended family got together and enjoyed each other’s company and caught up on the going’s on.
There wasn’t any stress about behaving and ‘liking’ a present, no matter how horrible it was, getting in trouble for opening a gift early, or avoiding all the foods and sweets I wasn’t allowed. (Coconut and I are NOT friends)
Instead it was about being grateful for what we had, who we spent time with and of course, the amazing food. If there’s one thing my family did well above all else, it’s eat food and love each other.

One attribute that I seem to possess, that few around me do, is to imagine the flavors of foods I haven’t tried yet, and how they interact with another. My husband says that this is why I am such a good cook, because I don’t add things that clash, but instead enhance each other. In a way it also limits me, as I don’t know what I don’t know. But I love to experiment with new tastes and ingredients when I can!

Below is a collection of images and links that will show you the meal I am planning for us. (it’s just us again this year, as apparently we smell and no one likes us here in Alaska ūüėõ )

Homemade Hot Apple Cider
Homemade Hot Apple Cider – hintofvanilla.com
Grapefruit-Lime Coctail with Ginger and Rosemary
Grapefruit-Lime Cocktail with Ginger and Rosemary
Tangerine Pomegranate Mimosa
Tangerine Pomegranate Mimosa – Smart Little Cookie
Crab Rangoon Cheese Ball
Crab Rangoon Cheese Ball – Taste of Home
White Chocolate Marshmallow Dip
White Chocolate Marshmallow Dip РMelissa’s Southern Cookbook
Harvest Cobb Salad
Harvest Cobb Salad – Damn Delicious


Roasted Turkey with Herb Butter & Roasted Shallots
Roasted Turkey with Herb Butter & Roasted Shallots from Cookin Canuck


Mashed Potatoes Gourmet
Mashed Potatoes Gourmet – Emmmmerz
Wild Mushroom Stuffing
Wild Mushroom Stuffing – Krissy @ Self Proclaimed Foodie
Glorious Green Bean Casserole
Glorious Green Bean Casserole – Emmmmerz


Bodacious Broccoli Salad
Bodacious Broccoli Salad – Emmmmerz
Steakhouse Sweet Brown Molasses Rolls
Steakhouse Sweet Brown Molasses Rolls – It’s Always Autumn
Brown Butter Garlic Honey Roasted Carrots
Brown Butter Garlic Honey Roasted Carrots –
Rasa Malaysia


Bananas Foster Bread Pudding
Bananas Foster Bread Pudding – CallmePC
Pumpkin Cream Pie
Pumpkin Cream Pie – Martha Stewart
Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting – Smitten Kitchen



See Also:  The Circle :: April 2016

A Military Spouse stationed in the middle of nowhere. Emma loves to cook for her family (while dodging dirty dishes). She is blessed to be a stay at home mom with 3 kiddos. She is passionate about cloth diapering, car seat safety, breastfeeding, homeschooling, frugal living, babywearing, and her Christian faith. More Molly Messy than Susie Homemaker, she has been trying to improve her housekeeping and related skills.

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