Wednesday, November 17, 2010

So Sorry...So excited!

I have been a really crappy post in over a week.  Totally my bad!  I miss it, as much as I miss home cooked food.  We have just been so crazy busy and eating out a ton. (although there is something to be said for a McNugget with sweet and sour sauce, but I digress)  Last night I had some shrimp that I marinated in pesto, pan fried for like 4 minutes and then put on top of spaghetti with store bought alfredo sauce...easy dinner and tasty!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving pot luck at my office.  Hooray, homecooked food!  Super pumped is the best way to describe me right now.  I love the holidays and all the yummy food that comes with them!  Tomorrow, I am making this awesome macaroni and cheese recipe from The Pioneer Woman.  I am really looking foward to it and will let you know how it goes.  She is just great and I love reading her blog!  Friday night I am going to another Thanksgiving party and making the classic Campbell's green bean casserole.  Green bean casserole is my absolute favorite; I like to make it with french cut green beans, I think that's the best.  I love it so much I am making it for this gathering of friends Friday night and for Thanksgiving on Thursday.  I also love dressing (some people who are wrong call it stuffing) and mashed potatoes covered in gravy on Thanksgiving.  Those are my favorites!  What are your favorites that you just can't do without?  Do you call it dressing or stuffing?  Personally, I think its stuffing if it is actually stuffed inside a bird and dressing if it is cooked in a casserole dish on the side...this has been a huge discussion with the fh, he is wrong...Thanksgiving is only a week away....YES!


  1. must haves-dressing (agree, thats what we call it), green bean cassrole, sweet potato casserole & pumpkin pie. delish! could care less for the actual turkey :)

  2. I've always called it stuffing - but never really cared what it was called until recently because I never ate it. Now I do and I really love the kinds my mom and MIL make. My favorite Thanksgiving dish will always be mashed potatoes, but I made shallot & bacon braised green beans last year that were out of this world.

  3. I've always called it dressing...and something I absolutely HAVE to have on Thanksgiving is sweet potato casserole! OMG, it's sooo good!! (The best version is my mom's, but mine's okay too.)

    P.S.- I LOVE The Pioneer Woman! I've been reading her blog for a few months now; always entertaining.

    -Hayley Tyler

  4. Stuffing is inside the bird, dressing is a casserole dish. There is no argument. Just ask Alton Brown.

    I cant wait to see how these holiday recipes come out!