Every family has the way they cook their turkey, the decision to make between stuffing or dressing, and whether nor not this year they would rather have traditional pumpkin pie or some new, fancy pumpkin dessert.
I am apart of what I think is hands down the best Thanksgiving family celebration there is to have! We have already gotten together once – and we will get together again on Thursday!
Let me share with you two of my family’s favorite recipes : Broccoli Casserole and Cranberry Relish Treats
*Day to day, I am not a big casserole fan. But for family get togethers, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas, casseroles are the ultimate comfort food*
4 10 oz. package chopped broccoli
2 can mushroom soup
1 cup mayonnaise
4 eggs, beaten
4 tsp minced onion
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Topping – 2 sticks of butter, melted, and mix with one box of crushed Cheez Nips
Cook broccoli five minutes, drain, mix all ingredients and pour into 9×13 pan.
Add topping over casserole.
Cook 350 degrees for thirty minutes.
Cranberry Relish Treats
* I am making this recipe, which I received from a very special lady, for the first time this year for my family, so it isn’t yet a family favorite, but after Thursday, I am sure, if I do not burn it, it will be the favorite dessert (besides my sister’s BEST EVER Pecan Pie)!*
1 package yellow yellow cake mix, set aside one cup for the topping
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 jar cranberry relish (Williams-Sonoma or your grocer’s deli)
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Reserve 1 cup of cake mix for later. Combine the remaining mix with the melted butter and one egg in a bowl.
Press this mixture into the bottom of a 9″x13″ pan.
Spread cranberry relish over cake mixture in pan.
Stir the reserved cup of cake mix with the flour, sugar and softened butter. Mix together until crumbly. Sprinkle over top of cranberry layer.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool and cut into 2″ squares.
With all of the family recipes and yummy food served at the Family Thanksgiving Dinner, the sweet Lord and His gift to us of faithful family and good friends is the most important part of Thanksgiving!