Taking Back My Twenties

Thanks on a Thursday

Posted on Nov 24, 2011 | 5 comments

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:(

5 Comments

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  1. Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom}

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

  2. Mom

    Delish!

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

    Wish I could try the pie.

  3. Kat

    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.

  4. Brittney

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

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