Gobble, Gobble - Turkey Trot Link Up

I love Turkey Day...I'm working out like crazy so I can totally stuff my face on Thursday :)  But today I'm linking up with Holly & Erin for their Turkey Trot Linkup!


1. What do you look forward to more: the food, football or parades?
Definitely the Food...I love a good turkey coma and I totally go back for seconds, thirds and leftovers for dinner.

2. What is your favorite non-traditional Thanksgiving Day dish?
My family has this really weird tradition of having stuffed celery (with a cream cheese/pimento filling)...I've never understood it and it's not a favorite of mine.  But I think it's one of those things that my great grandmother did, so my grandmother did it, so my mom does it.  But it will probably end there cause I'm not a big fan. 

3. After dinner, is it football or a nap?
Football and a Nap...I curl up with all intentions of keeping my eyes open but it never fails that I end up asleep.

4. Do you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Which is your favorite float?
I remember as a kiddo always watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and loving to see all the ginormous characters - especially Charlie Brown.  But now...I'm typically cooking in the morning but it is on in the background.  This year though I am RUNNING - I've got 4 miles to get in before I stuff my face.  

5. Where do you go to celebrate and eat your big meal? Who is there (family, friends)?
My parents always host Thanksgiving and we invite the whole crazy fam...mom, dad, hubby, Addi, sister, brother in law, nephew, grandparents, cousins, aunts & uncles.  I love my family and being able to spend the holiday with them.

6. What is your favorite turkey day dessert?
I always go for the sampler plate...my mom is an AMAZING baker so I can't pass up anything she makes.  But if I had to choose just one I would do the pumpkin pie with homemade whip cream!


And since I'm doing a Turkey Day link up I have to share my family's absolute must have dish at Thanksgiving...Sweet Potato Casserole.  Even the family members that don't like sweet potatoes (my picky Dad) love these.  Sorry there are no pics today but I promise you will get to see my first and second helpings later in the week :)  I eat these for a side dish and dessert.

Sweet Potato Casserole

4 ½ cups sweet potatoes, about 4 good sized ones 
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup butter
3 eggs beaten
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
½ cup milk

1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
½ cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans
Boil and mash potatoes.  Mix in sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and milk.  Put in 13 x 9 inch baking dish.  Topping: Melt butter and mix in remaining ingredients.  Sprinkle on top of potato mixture.  Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees.  Serves 10 to 12.


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  1. Your sweet potato casserole sounds amazing! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. I think that non-traditional food item sounds yummy! Good for you getting a run in - I plan on trucking it that morning early before I start all the prep (yes I host it too) - good luck to all. LOL

  3. I am running this year on Thanksgiving too!! Good luck to you. This will be my first time exercising on Thanksgiving day, lol

  4. I'm trying to imagine how that celery would taste -- I like celery w/ PB on it. Thanks for joining in on the linkup!!! Happy Tgiving!

  5. I am shocked that there is another family who eats the stuff celery - we do cream cheese but no pimento - have to have it every year, it is my dad's favorite. I had Thanksgiving dinner at my house last year and I was told I better not forget the celery and cream cheese! ... Too funny. Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!! =)

  6. I use that same recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole... my favorite!

  7. I love a good turkey coma myself :) Your get together sounds a lot like ours! Happy Thanksgiving little lady!

  8. Stuffed celery?! I am intrigued.... And I hope you get a bunch of business! I am sure I'll be hitting you up soon enough. :)