Friday, November 16, 2012

Food Network Friday: Thanksgiving

Happy Friday!

Thanksgiving is in less than a week -- I am so excited! I love Thanksgiving because it basically kicks off the holiday season... and it brings together three of my favorite things: family, friends, and of course, food, haha! ;)

Speaking of food, let's talk about food -- Is your Thanksgiving menu ready?!
No? Then today's your lucky day because here are some yummy recipes from www.foodnetwork.com that are absolutely perfect for next week:


Total Time: 5 hours and 45 minutes
Level: Easy

Lemon, lime, and orange flavor this turkey for an unexpected fresh twist.

I know 5 hours and 45 minutes for one dish may seem like too much, but that is actually pretty quick for a turkey recipe. ;)


Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Level: Intermediate

Sage and thyme, onions and celery, stale white bread: Don't expect fancy frills with this stuffing. It's your classic standby recipe, just like Mom used to make.

Thanksgiving, turkey, and stuffing = pretty much a package deal. ;)


Chive and Garlic Mashed Potatoes for Holiday Meal
Total Time: 50 minutes
Level: Easy

For a flavorful mashed potato twist, Tyler uses Yukon gold potatoes and mixes in garlic, thyme, and chives.

I don't think I know anyone who doesn't like mashed potatoes...


Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Level: Easy

A classic made modern and fresh, Alton ditches the traditional cream of mushroom soup and canned green beans, instead using real mushrooms, half-and-half, and fresh green beans.

This looks and sounds delicious!



Food Network Magazine riffed on four basic pie recipes -- pumpkin, apple, pecan, and chocolate -- to make 50 tasty variations.
Pick your favorites and bake a few for your Thanksgiving dessert buffet.

Dessert buffet? Sounds perfect to me! ;)

What are your plans for Thanksgiving?
Are you cooking? Which of these five recipes would you like to try the most?

I wish all of you a wonderful weekend!!! :D

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  2. Where I live we don't celebrate Thanksgiving but my American boyfriend would love to celebrate it I thin! Been looking for delicious recipes for him. That pecan pie looks very very yummy!

    Mooij

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    1. it would be really sweet if you cook him thanksgiving dinner! that would be awesome! :)

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  3. Dear Mimi,

    Thanks for sharing with me your very sweet and lovely blog.

    Now, i enjoy spending my time reading here and so i decided to follow your blog.

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    Thank you and good luck in your coming post! :)

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  4. Hi Mimi,
    :))Thank you for your visit on our blog! I like your blog a lot.:)We are you newest followers. I hope you can follow us back.That food looks so yummy!.))
    Have a nice evening.
    XX
    -Pearl
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  5. Everything looks delicious! I am now hungry, hahaha!

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  6. I actually need to sit down and make my Thanksgiving Day menu. I have been so crazy busy at work that I haven't had time to give it any thought. And this weekend wouldn't you know that I am sick so I have spent all days cuddled up under blankets on my sofa napping and watching Christmas movies.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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    1. oh no, i hope you feel better soon! don't worry about thanksgiving, just enjoy your weekend! yay for blankets and christmas movies! :)

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  7. yummy!

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  8. Amazing post. You have such a fantastic blog. It would be great if we could follow each other.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
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  9. yummy, Canadian Thanksgiving was back in October, but I don't
    really celebrate it. I do love the thought of Thanksgiving though...
    I think my Thanksgiving is Christmas, because that's probably the
    only time where I get to see my relatives :p

    I haven't had Turkey in a very long time, and most of that 5 hours
    is just leaving it in the oven right? lol so not so bad :p

    I am craving for pumpkin pie though, yummy!

    Hope you'll have a lovely Thanksgiving dinner :)

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    1. christmas and thanksgiving kind of go hand in hand for me -- i am always excited for both, haha! ;)
      and haha, yup, just in the oven, so it's all good! thanks, peiji! :D

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  10. Thanks for the lovely comment!

    These food look so yummy! We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK, but I would love to try out these recipes! <3

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    1. you're welcome, andrea! and yeah, you should definitely give these recipes a try! :D

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  11. yum! all this food is making me hungry! thanks for dropping by our blog, would you like to follow each other? let me know :)

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  12. Drooling over here!! I'm helping my mom cook dinner this year and I can't wait! Hope you have a great holiday!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. i hope you have a great holiday too! :D

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  13. I am helping my Mom and sister cook Thanksgiving dinner. I might have to suggest the green bean casserole recipe, that looks delish!

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  14. I want to make the 3rd dish with the mashed potatoes and garlic! I looks delicious!!!

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  15. Ohh I visit your Blog first time,
    and love theese post waah :D
    I´m hungry now :)
    Lovly Patricia

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