Pre-Thanksgiving Day Feast!
Boy do we have lots to be thankful for! To show our appreciation we created a feast of epic proportions! Well, maybe not epic proportions but we did cook, and bake, and eat. A lot. We ate a lot. I ate a LOT! To the point were I felt my gracious hostesses may have been tempted to have a word with me, lest I eat them out of house and home. Sorry Liz, and Heather. <3 U GUYZ ROK!! :)
Anywho! Aaron made the traditional and always delicious mashed potatoes with milk, butter and salt. No recipes we just eyeballed it, because we’re awesome that way. Heather made an amazing green bean casserole with cream of mushroom, milk, salt & pepper, green beans and french fried onions. Liz took us down south with some chicken fried steak (thin cut steaks coated with a beaten egg and flour then fried in oil) and white gravy (flour, oil, milk, salt & pepper). You Texans sure know what to eat! We made some Velveeta Mac and Cheese. These are some awesome eats we’re talking about here! I didn’t have any steak, I’m vegetarian, but I’m sure if I wasn’t I would have enjoyed it too. :)
On to Dessert!
When I tell you we cooked and baked, I’m telling you we cooked (see above) and we baked like 1950’s housewives. Ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out:
This cookie mix is AMAZING! It was on sale at Target and worth way more than the $1.70 it cost. We prepared it according to the instructions on the back. My tummy is happy.
The finished result:
Very festive and all together yummy but we didn’t stop there! Betty Crocker also gave us something to be thankful for: Cinnamon Roll Cake. We took Betty Crocker’s Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes recipe and kicked it up a notch.
- 2 Tbs Sugar
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- Substituted a box of Duncan Hines Butter Golden Cake mix
- Home made Cream Cheese Frosting
I’m telling you, it was semi-home made but it was no less of a gastronomical success. What I’m saying is that it was good. So good that I had it for breakfast this morning.
Here’s what we did:
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the cinnamon and the sugar together and set it aside.
- Make the cake mix according to the instructions on the box.
- Instead of making cupcakes we made a whole cake so we greased a pan and poured all the batter in.
- After pouring the batter, with a knife Liz swirled the cinnamon sugar mix into the batter and put it in the oven for about 45 mins.
We checked periodically because Liz and Heather’s home appliances are beast. The microwave completely melted cold butter in less than 30 seconds. My microwave doesn’t do that… shoot.
Once the cake is cool, we FROST! Now I’m not kidding when I tell you that Liz makes the best home made frosting I’ve ever had in my life. Woman, you are a frosting genius. We made a home made cream cheese frosting with one 8oz pk of cream cheese, 1/2 a stick of margarine, and estimated between 1/2 and 1 tsp of vanilla extract and about 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar.
Another happy customer. :)
We cook, we eat, we blog. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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