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We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at the home of my sister-in-law Brigette, who is an amazing cook. She made 15 different dishes, and all were winners. It was the tastiest Thanksgiving we have ever had.
Among the highlights were a Cooks Illustrated recipe for Stuffed Mushrooms with Spinach and Bacon, Ina Garten's Roasted Turkey Roulade, Make Ahead Gravy, Homemade Cranberry Sauce and old family classics like Broccoli Casserole, Lemon Jello, Chocolate Mousse and Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake.
We also made a few recipes that we pulled off of Pinterest. Our cocktail was a pretty and refreshing Sparkling Cranberry Punch. We made some modifications on the second batch, adding less Sprite and more sparkling wine. You could also add some vodka for more of a kick.
Last week I made Autumn Chopped Salad from Pinterest, and it was so good we put it on the Thanksgiving menu. My sister-in-law Necole dressed up the presentation to make it as lovely as it was tasty. One of Necole's young sons had three helpings! Our one tweak was to mix the poppy seed dressing dressing and balsamic dressing together and serving it on the side so we could have the leftovers the next day. It has chopped romaine, chopped pears, bacon, feta, dried cranberries and chopped pecans, which we served on the side.
Last week I also made Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole off Pinterest, which is perfect for using leftover turkey. This was seriously one the best casseroles I have ever made (maybe it was the 2 1/2 cups of cheese?), and I ate the leftovers for lunch and dinner for the next three days.
I hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving and I'd love for you to share your favorite recipe you had on your Thanksgiving table this year in the comments section below.
Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole from Picky Palate 's blog
Autumn Chopped Salad from Espresso & Cream's blog
Cranberry Surprise Punch from Elizabeth & Co.'s blog
Roasted Turkey Roulade from Ina Garten via Food Network