Thursday, November 25, 2010

'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving....

...and all through the house, not a creature was stirring....except Liz and Beth, who were stirring like crazy in the KITCHEN!  Yes, Thanksgiving Eve is upon us and we've been cookin' up a storm.  Lots of family heading over to Beth's house tomorrow for the main turkey event.  But we kicked off the week with a little down time in Show Low, AZ with Gina Halladay and family!  How fun was that?

Here's Gina and hubby Hal in the kitchen whipping up some yummy hot dip they 
lovingly call....Throwup Dip!  
Very appetizing, no?  Sorry, I don't have the recipe to post here, but it's got LOTS of Velveeta...

This morning, while we were still up at the cabin (and everyone was chowing down on the Pumpkin Bread I'd made the night before....) We whipped up some yummy Carrot Cake Jam!  
Thinkin' this will be JUST the thing for the homemade rolls tomorrow.  
I found this recipe in the Gooseberry Patch Christmas book which has LOTS of great stuff for the Holidays.  But if you don't have the book, I found the recipe online, just click Carrot Cake Jam.

When we got back to Tucson this evening, it was time to start some PRE-holiday baking!
First, we got the pies done....these are Chocolate Pecan pies.  

Then it was time for APPLE SLAB PIE
Another name for GIANT apple pie with like FOUR times the crust.

Out of the oven and properly glazed!

While the pies were baking and their yummy aroma wafted through the kitchen....
I mixed up THREE double batches of my family's MOST sacred Thanksgiving Day tradition.


Period.  That's all there is to say.  Without THESE particular rolls, there IS no Thanksgiving!  It's the most delicious refrigerator roll recipe passed down to all of us by my Mom. 
I'll post a pic of the finished roll in all its glory tomorrow when they're fresh and buttery out of the oven.

But for now's time for BED!

Wishing you all the Happiest of Thanksgiving days.



  1. WOW!! After you gobble gobble all that, you will be "Wobble, Wobble" ;)

  2. Thanks for the Mention! Apple Slab Pie is DELICIOUS! I made one also!


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