outstanding (phenomenal) wrote in glimpseatmyday,

Thanksgiving Day Recipes

Since we're going to Justin's uncle's house for Thanksgiving, I am not making the full dinner. But I am bringing three dishes, so I documented my progress making those. I'll share the actual recipe links, but there are pictures to show my progress.

I will admit, the pies I baked on Wednesday (a day before the challenge!!) but we didn't eat them until Thursday.

SAMOAS COOKIE PIE: the Samoa cookie is the Girl Scout cookie also known as caramel delite.

I bought the wrong type of coconut flakes, unsweetened instead of sweetened. So I have to sweeten the coconut and make a simple sugar syrup to do that.

The ratio was 6 tbsp of water, 6 tsp of sugar and let it mix together over medium heat. Once the sugar dissolves into the water, add the coconut and mix it all around until most of the water is gone.

Then I lay the coconut flakes out to dry.

I mix up the cookie crust for the pie.

Here's the partially baked crust.

The next step is to cover it in chocolate chips.

Followed by coconut flakes.

And then sweetened condensed milk and then caramel sauce.

I stick that bad boy in the oven.

It comes out of the oven looking divine, but not quite done.

And then it gets topped with more chocolate! YUM! And done.


I make my pie crust by hand, but I had to make it twice. The first time I used my food processor and over processed the dough so it came out way too sticky. Second time around I did the tried and true method where I literally cut the butter into the flour with knives because I don't have a pastry cutter.

Tada! Not the prettiest crust, but it is good enough!

I make the pumpkin pie filling.

I pour the pie filling into the crust.

And then it bakes. I have to go 10 minutes over because it was still too gooey in the middle, but here we go!


I wash the green beans. Justin's making breakfast so I vacate the kitchen and let them drip dry.

I boil the pot of water and once boiling, I leave the green beans in the water until they're soft.

Next I mix the green beans in a casserole dish with condensed cream of mushroom soup, soy sauce, milk, pepper, and french fried onions.

That bakes at 350 for 25 minutes and then I top with more onions and bake for another 5 minutes.

My favorite Thanksgiving dish!

We took these three dishes to Thanksgiving dinner. We also had turkey made in the fryer, fried pork belly, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, rolls, cranberry sauce, and there might have been more? I forgot to get a picture of my plate.

The desserts were awesome!

I am so glad I remade the pumpkin pie crust. This was perfect.

The Samoa pie was delicious but maybe too sweet.

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