Sunday, November 21, 2010

Amazing Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Scalloped Pineapple

Several years ago, a dear friend served this dish at a birthday celebration,

and I have been a devotee ever since.

If you like a cross between a cobbler/bread pudding/pineapple concoction ,

and you are serving ham,

you should try this.

1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple, undrained

1 stick of butter, melted

1 c. sugar

2 eggs, beaten

3 c. bread cubes

1 c. mini marshmallows

dash of mace

Gently combine all ingredients except bread cubes.

Add the bread cubes and toss lightly.

Pour into a 13x9 inch lightly greased pan and bake at 350 degrees

for 45 minutes- or until golden.

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Acorn Squash

Buy several acorn squash,

and do NOT tally the price.

It won’t make sense , and it is expensive.

Yesterday at HEB I entered into

a moral dilemma about whether or not to buy

acorn squash this year.

As I have shared before, I am a simple woman with simple needs

and

complicated thoughts…

I did not buy them.

I will probably change my mind.

If you do-

poke a hole into each acorn squash and microwave them for about 10 minutes.

Be careful.

Remove them from the microwave- again carefully (they are hot)-

cut them in half and scoop out the seeds.

Place the halves on a baking sheet.

Place a pat of butter in each half, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar

or whatever sweetener you like.

Heat in the oven and serve.

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Tomorrow I will be reading my turkey thawing instructions.

Wish me luck-

or should I say,

wish my FAMILY luck!

My grandsons are here and tomorrow morning we are

having breakfast tacos. Life is good.

 

 

22 comments:

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

The scalloped pineapple recipe looks delicious. We always have ham with our turkey dinners because our family is so large. This would make a great side! Have fun with the the grandsons ~ I'm glad 'life is good'!!!

Deb said...

great side recipes...Life is good with grandsons...

Kirby said...

I agree the scalloped pineapple recipe does sound wonderful!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Lisa said...

Laura,
The scalloped pineapple sounds divine! It WOULD be wonderful with ham!
Enjoy your grandbabies and have the happiest of Thanksgivings.:)
PS I am planning to move to downtown McKinney...hopefully sooner rather than later. I'll keep you posted.

Mimi said...

I am going to try the scalloped pineapple, it sounds divine.

Claudia said...

For some reason, I'm not a pineapple fan, but I do love acorn squash! I'm thinking this might be on our menu for Thanksgiving! Thanks for the recipe.

xo
Claudia

NanaDiana said...

Scalloped pineapple? Whoda thought of THAT? Looks interesting though! I love acorn squash and it always ticks me off how expensive they are when tallied up! Hugs- Diana

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I've had something similar to the scolloped pineapple -- it was delicious! Happy Thanksgiving with all the "sides"!

Kristen White said...

Amazing indeed...that Scalloped Pineapple looks simply delicious! I will have to try that recipe for sure :O) Happy Thanksgiving!
Kristen

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I have heard from others the scalloped pineapple is very good, but have not made it myself. Thanks for sharing the recipe, may have to make some for Christmas dinner.
Enjoy your time with your grandsons.

Karen said...

Yummmm... buy the acorn squash... and there's nothing like being at grandma's! We are blessed.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Olive Cooper said...

Love anything to do with pineapple. Thanks for this recipe. My signature dish is pineapple chicken....my daughter has to have it when she comes home from college. Happy Thanksgiving♥O

Entertaining Women said...

Thanks for the recipes. I'll give them a try. Happy Thanksgiving! Cherry Kay

Cindy said...

Oh, those sound so good! It's not a good thing to be sitting here hungry as I read blogs like this! lol

I'm having another cookbook giveaway at my blog if you're interested.

Theresa said...

The Pineapple dish sounds wounderful! I might make that for Thanksgiving! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!... ENJOY the GKs

Anne Marie said...

Hi Laura!! wow does that constitute as a 'side dish'?? it sounds delicious enought to stand alone for dessert! yum! I might just try this recipe....it would be a wonderful treat along side the ham or the turkey...

hope you have been well, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Laura :)
xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Domestic Designer said...

Yummy! Good luck with the turkey!
Blessings!
DD

Bobbie said...

Too late for me. I saw the prices of those squah and nearly passed out. I left them behind.

Privet and Holly said...

Happy Thanksgiving,
Laura! I smiled,
thinking of your
grandsons running
around and your
kitchen full of
great smells.....
Your recipes sound
delicious....and
simple....always
fits my bill : )
Thanks for sharing!
xx Suzanne

Marguerite said...

Love your recipes and that pineapple dish looks heavenly! Hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Yummy this pineapple dish sounds so good. I may just have to try this.
Had to come by and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving
Love
Maggie

CHERI said...

Yummy, yummy! We'll be going to my big brother's and the whole family chips in. I will be taking STRAWBERRY PRETZEL SALAD and PECAN PIES. Can't wait to eat my mama's sweet potato casserole!

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