November 24, 2008

MMMMM Monday.......

This is a picture of my parents and the boys taken on Thanksgiving 2005(Michael's 1st)


I am gearing up for my yummy Thanksgiving "feast" .... I went to Trader Joe's today and got my turkey for this recipe and a few other things. I plan to finish the rest of my grocery shopping tomorrow.....I will be buying the ingredients for the pumpkin trifle that my friend Julie made this weekend. I will also be making this recipe that I got from my blogger friend Lisa. I will also make my Grandpa's stuffing recipe, mashed potatoes, peas, and broccoli cheese casserole. I love Thanksgiving, because I love to cook and entertain. We will celebrate the day with the four of us, my Dad, my brother, Carol(my mil), my Aunt Susie and???
I always keep an "open door" Thanksgiving..more the merrier :)
What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes???

Pumpkin Trifle

Pudding:
2 (3-oz) pkgs, vanilla pudding
4 cups of cold milk
1 cup solid packed pumpkin
1 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 frozen pound cake, thawed(not fresh)
Topping:
1 cup of fresh whipped cream
2 T powdered sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla`
1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 English Toffee bits
In large bowl with wire whisk, mix pudding, milk, pumpkin, and the 1 3/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice until thickened; set aside. Cut cake into small square chunks. Line bottom of a 2 1/2 quart deep glass bowl with half of the cake slices, cutting to fit. Spoon half of the pumpkin mixture over cake. Arrange remaining cake slices on top of pumpkin mixture. Spoon remaining mixture over cake. Cover and chill for 4 hours to overnight(less is better).
To Serve:
Beat cream with powdered sugar, vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice until soft peaks form. Spoon over top of trifle, spreading to edges; sprinkle toffee over top. Serves 12.


The Turkey


"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."
Psalm 107:1 (NIV)
Jennifer

3 comments:

Lucy said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Jennifer! Your menu sounds fabulous.
P.S. Love the pic of your boys with your mom and dad.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I wish I was headed your way for Thanksgiving....your holdiay line up sounds fantastic!!

Hope you like the recipe!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Lisa

sara said...

Now I am HUNGRY!!!!