We are all set, turkey/ham in the oven and waiting for our guests, so I thought I would sneak in a quick post.

I made pecan pie for the first time, um, lots of sugar! but it looks amazing – I may sneak a sliver later – definitely insulin worthy!

I got the recipe off of www.pioneerwomancooks.com.  I had to buy Karo syrup, I can’t remember the last time I had it in the house!


I cooked it for 50 minutes, and it was still quite jiggly so I was a bit worried, but as it cooled it set up nicely:


I made the best plain pancakes this morning – the secret was 2 tablespoons of baking powder and you let the batter sit for 10 minutes.  Hannah said never to use another pancake recipe:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs, beat them separately before adding to mixture
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


After breakfast Hannah and I took Ed for a 2 mile walk on the trail:

me in action!
me in action!
Hannah in action!
Hannah in action!

it’s beautiful outside today – up to 47 degrees!


Tony was in charge of making the stuffing – yes, that is sausage on the top!  The smaller one has onions for those crazy family members who enjoy onions.


Here’s the turkey – we cook it at 450 degrees for 20 minutes to sear the skin, then reduce the temp to 350 for about another our or so – we have an 11 pound turkey and a 9 pound ham.


Plenty of snacks: cheese/sausage tray, dip and shrimp!



extra yummy!
extra yummy!

Okay, off to do some last minute things – I’ll post all the dishes after the guests leave! 

Hope everyone has good eats, good company and good times!