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Thursday, November 20, 2008

thanksgiving dinner.

we had our early, mini thanksgiving last night. & although i was only cooking for the four of us (2 of whom, or should it be 2 of which? either way... two of them are 3 & under). anyway, there were so many delicious sounding recipes, we ended up with a quite a feast. on the menu?

1981 holiday bacon appetizers
brown sugar smokies
craisin apple salad
easy, breezy, no fuss turkey
creamed corn
brown sugar-glazed carrots
cream cheese mashed potatoes

although everything was oh so tasty, i think my favorite was the salad. it kinda tasted like candy. the funny thing? the salad was a total accident. i started out with every intention make THIS salad. but i forgot some of the ingredients for the salad dressing. luckily i had the ingredients for THIS one on hand & amazingly, it tasted sooo delicious (& the colors were so pretty). so here's the recipe:

craisin apple salad
1 bag of baby spinach, wash & dried
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked until crispy & crumbled
1 green apple, cored & thinly sliced
1 small bag of craisins
small onion, thinly sliced (optional)
candied pecans (or almonds), for candy-ing how-to go HERE.

mix the salad ingredients & add the following dressing just before serving:

poppy seed dressing
2 T poppy seeds
3/4 apple cider vinegar
2 cups light salad oil
1 & 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. dry mustard

combine in a jar, shake well & let sit

image via here.


8 comments:

Holly said...

You are making my mouth water!!

* TONYA * said...

Yum, that all sounds so delicious. I could do with some of that.

gab said...

That is my favorite salad of all time.

Jocelyn said...

Sounds really yummy! :)

BTW, I want to invite you over to Hip Mama's Place for the fabulous Christmas Giveaway Event, now thru Dec 4th. Hope you can join in the fun!

Just go to: www.hipmamasplace.com

Thanks and I hope you're having a great day! :)

Shannon Nora said...

Hi Kelly! I've been stopping by your blog once in a while since the swap. I love the recipies you share! I just made the "5 minutes in heaven" cake for my fiance's birthday party and it was a big hit :)

Mom2fur said...

I never heard of those cracker and bacon thingies, but they are totally going on my Christmas Eve appetizers list!

TUTU Monkey said...

Yummmy thanks for sharing!!

I used my apron this weekend!! Loved it!!

Jon & Heather said...

I love salad. Thanks for the good recipe- I will have to give it a try. Your early dinner sounded great!