Welcome to the Carnival of Family Life — Thankfulness Edition! I hope that you had a wonderful, joy-filled Thanksgiving, surrounded by the folks you love most and a bounty of delicious food!
We had a wonderful day. It was low-key, relaxed, and comfortable. Although we have gone out to one of our favorite restaurants on many previous Thanksgivings, my boys really wanted to stay home this year and celebrate in our new house. They specifically asked me to cook, so I obliged. I did not cook a turkey. Rather, I ordered a glazed, smoked turkey breast and glazed, spiral-cut ham from Honey Baked. And I picked up cherry and pumpkin pies from our local Coco’s. I haven’t tried the cherry, but the pumpkin pie was outstanding — it tasted very much like the pumpkin pies my mother used to bake.
I made mashed potatoes and gravy, my version of green bean casserole, corn casserole, and apple cranberry stuffing. I found the recipe on a website and had to try it because it is made with King’s Hawaiian bread which my boys love. It was delicious. I made a few changes, so am sharing the recipe with you the way I prepared it today. (And by the way, this is the very first time in the nearly five years since its inception that I have ever posted a recipe here at Colloquium.)