I volunteered to bring a few dishes to Thanksgiving dinner this year and I whipped them up last night and today.
But what oh what did I decide to make??
I spent last night whipping up some sweet potaoes. And today baking and sampling a delicious dessert. Plus some cranberry sauce.
I decided on pumpkin whoopie pies! Following Angela’s recipe but with a few alterations. I added an egg (not sure what that did to the recipe). And added a tad more cinnamon to the batter (it didn’t taste pumpkiny enough to me). The frosting was super dee duper sweet. I ended up using about 2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice in the frosting. And added a teensy bit of almond milk. It was slightly thicker than I wanted – I don’t think I used quite enough butter.
Homemade Cranberry Sauce:
- 1 12-oz bag cranberries
- 1 peeled apple, chopped
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
Boil water, cranberries, and apple until cranberries pop. Add agave nectar and some cinnamon and reduce to simmer. Simmer 15-20 minutes, or until sauce it thickened. Remove from heat and let cool.
Candied Sweet Potatoes (will show picture with dinner – not quite done with them yet!)
- 3 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinnamon (I used more)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
Microwave sweet potatoes until cooked. Let cool. Scoop out the insides into a bowl. Mix in egg, seasonings, and brown sugar. Spread in baking dish, top with marshmallows, and bake until warmed through or marshmallows are golden.
I’m actually working tomorrow morning (6 am-2:30 pm shift). I’m glad to be working Thanksgiving, because that means I get Christmas off(!!). And I’m lucky to be working the morning shift, because that means I get to hit the road immediately after, and meet my family halfway home at my aunt’s house!
I’m excited to see my whole family –it’s been over 3 months since we’ve all been together, and since I’ve seen my brother and sister.
I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow, wonderful family time, and safe travels.
And don’t forget about my giveaway ending Friday evening at 6 pm!