Yay me! I managed to finish grocery shopping yesterday for our Thanksgiving dinner on Friday and the rest of the week can now be dedicated to cleaning the house (oh joy). This year we will be having our friends over for what we have coined as Friendsgiving. This will hopefully be a new tradition in addition to our already running tradition, Friendsmas! With the festivities being on a Friday I will be in full mommy mode as my husband will be at work until probably 2 hours before the party starts. Hence, I needed to make sure my recipes were delicious BUT easy to manage with an almost 1 year old crawling around. I love these recipes and hope you try them out and love them too! Happy Thanksgiving to all you mamas and dadas and to your adorable little ones!
Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 large spoons of Dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg yolk
- couple splashes of lime juice
- 3 cloves garlic (more or less depending on how much you like garlic)
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp red wine vinaigrette
Mix all these ingredients in the blender and blend well. Pour over your choice of lettuce. Add croutons and parmesan cheese if wanted.
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
- 5 lbs potatoes
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup butter, cut into chunks
- 1 tbsp salt
- 3/4 tsp pepper
- 1 1/3 cup warmed milk
Place all ingredients in slow cooker. Cover and cook high for 4 hours. Mash (or whip) potatoes. Serve immediately.
Hot Mustard Sauce for Ham
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp dry mustard
- 1 1/2 tsp corn starch
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1/4 cup vinegar
Mix all ingredients together except vinegar. Boil until thick and then add vinegar.