(*= see below for recipes)
Our menu will be:
Mashed Potatoes and gravy (I'm not that great a gravy though but don't tell my family)
Sweet Potato Casserole (from Sarah at In The Midst of It)
*Deviled Eggs that my kids call "Blessed Eggs"
Homemade Yeast Rolls
Pumpkin Frosting Pie
*Peanut Butter Pie
My dear mother-in-law taught me how to make these... And my kids think it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without them.
Deviled or Blessed Eggs
Boil 8 eggs for 12 minutes
Immediately immerse in cold water and begin to peel then rinse.
You cut them lengthwise or in half for a chubbier look. If you cut off the tiniest bit off the bottom of the eggs, then they will be stabilized. Put all the yolk in a bowl along with the bits of white you cut off to keep them from rolling.
Mash and add salt and pepper.
Add a teaspoon of sugar
A Tablespoon of basalmic vinegar
Add either real mayo or Slaw Dressing
Mix and fill your eggs. One year I used my cake decorating kit to make them fancy but I usually just spoon in the filling.
Because of the basalmic vinegar, they aren't bright yellow. You can use another vinegar but I just love the taste of the basalmic so I don't worry about the lack of color.
1 8 oz. block of cream cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mayo
1 or 2 cloves of garlic (we like two) minced
1 tsp. Italian seasonings
Whip all these together until well blended. Best if chilled. Serve on crackers or on rolls. But best on homemade bread!!!