Conversation between me and GH when he caught a whiff of my breath last night:
GH: Wait, are you okay?
GH: Did you throw up?
Me: No, why? Ohhhhhh . . . it's brie. I have brie breath.
Delicious, delicious brie breath . . .
I have three siblings who also live in Utah (the 4th is in Alaska with his family). And this year everyone was scheduled to be spending Thanksgiving with other people. But because we are awesome, we decided to get together on Saturday the 17th for our very own family pre-Thanksgiving Extravaganza. And then we created a Google documents spreadsheet to start working out food assignments, because that's how we roll--awesomely.
Wanna hear what we ate? Yeah you do.
Baked brie the size of a frisbee, I kid you not
Pioneer Woman mashed potatoes
Pioneer Woman sweet potatoes
Gluten-free cornbread stuffing
Creamy jalapeno corn
Fizzy cranberry drinks (2 liters Sprite + 1 can frozen cranberry-raspberry juice)
It was amazing. We could barely make a dent into the mountains of food. Then there were the desserts. All these pies were homemade!
Banana cream pie
Chocolate cream pie
Vanilla ice cream and whipped cream
The creamy jalapeno corn is something I discovered last Thanksgiving, courtesy of GH's cousin's Texan husband. I got the recipe afterwards and brought it to the Extravaganza and and dang is that stuff good. It's not too spicy unless you are including jalapeno seeds in there like some kind of maniac.
Creamy Jalapeno Corn
2 bags frozen corn (I used the 16 oz size)
8 oz (one package) cream cheese, softened
1 stick of butter, softened
Canned, fresh, or frozen jalapenos
salt and pepper
Heat the cream cheese and butter together in a pot until creamy. Add frozen corn and then panic when things start clumping together. Have faith, and keep stirring until things seem okay again. Add jalapeno to taste (GH's cousin adds juice from the canned jalapenos for extra flavor as well). I had a bag of frozen diced jalapeno in the freezer already, so I just used some of that. Salt, pepper, and garlic to taste. I thought the recipe mentioned Seasoned Salt so I added in some of that too (it didn't though).
And now we get to have another Thanksgiving on Thursday. And I won't even care if none of my favorites are there because I just HAD all my favorites! Hah!! Such decadence! Now I feel a kinship with my Canadian friends who celebrate both the Canadian and the American Thanksgiving like genius people.
What are you bringing to your Thanksgiving dinner?