Thanks on a Thursday

Cooking

Between 2 and 9 o’clock, I had tastes, sips, or pours of all of the following – handpicked by Matt’s mom based on my beer page and preferences. I LOVED them all!! Sooo spoiled:)

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The weather was so beautiful today; Matt and I went for a jog this morning and then we sat outside, just drinking and talking for a good part of the afternoon. Twas glorious and I’m so thankful to be living in the South!
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Around 4:30, we enjoyed appetizers: Caitlin’s healthy spinach-artichoke dip (highly recommended) and a local white cheddar.
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By 7, it was Turkey time!

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He was quite juicy.

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Brown butter mashed potatoes,

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A new twist on mashed sweet potatoes this year – Matt’s mom topped these with a crumble of oats, pecans, and coconut, and of course, marshmallows.
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Pecan brussels based on Jenna’s caramelized brussels,
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Heaven on a plate.
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And the star of my life, a chocolate pumpkin pie with pecan crust, served with brandy whipped cream and local maple ice cream.
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This did me in. Sweet dreams [of more pie tomorrow].
PS: sorry about photo spacing, I’ve edited the post three times with no luck:(
  • Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom}
    November 24, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Dinner looked fabulous! The pecan crust on the pumpkin-chocolate pie sounds divine. I’m so honored you made my pie! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Mom
    November 25, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Delish!

    And Candace, you look like a teenager. (David, you look like a college boy.)

    Wish I could try the pie.

  • Kat
    November 25, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    What a gorgeous pie! I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving – we had freakishly good weather up here in MN so it was so wonderful to be able to walk around outside and just enjoy the day.

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    November 25, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Everything looks great!

  • Brittney
    November 26, 2011 at 10:32 am

    My parents introduced me to that Shiner Holiday beer! I love it- so peachy and deliciuous!