Happy Thanksgiving-My dear friends&followers wishing you all a very happy thanksgiving to you All! To me thanksgiving has had a whole different meaning since I did a post in 2014. I decided to find out what the true story of thanksgiving was, mostly because of my dearest friend and sister Cindy you happen to be Native American. Since that post called ‘The True Story of Thanksgiving’ I have celebrated in a much different way and have a great respect for the Native Americans and my dearest Friend/sister too. I not at all trying to make light of anyone’s Thanksgiving Holiday. In fact, I truly wish you all a fabulous and wonderful thanksgiving with peace throughout the world. To me Thanksgiving truly means celebration of family and trying to help one either in any way we can! We can’t undo the damage of the past...So the way I celebrate knowing what I know now, is by praying that we have a better world today! That we all love one another no matter race, color, religion, creed, faith, country etc!!!! This is what I pray for THANKSGIVING!
I PRAY THAT YOU ALL MY DEARS HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKGIVING & THAT YOUR FAMILIES ARE BLESSED WITH GOOD HEALTH, HAPPINESS, LONG LIFE AND LOTS GOOD MEMORIES ON THIS HAPPY DAY!
To Celebrate Thanksgiving, I thought I would give you a couple of my favorite recipes…These are my own and my Thanksgiving drinks too! The link for my Holiday Thanksgiving drinks is…
The Pumpkin Pie Shot~The first Holiday Thanksgiving Drink I found for you all
is called; The Pumpkin Pie Shot~ This one you can't make it Non-alcoholic.
Ingredients-1/2 ounce of Irish Cream liquor
1/4 ounce of cinnamon liquor schnapps
pour into a fun shot glass and stir gently
The Nutcracker Cocktail~
This one that I found I just love the Name of it. Why because when I think of the holidays I always think of the Nutcracker ballet and I have always loved fancy collectable nutcrackers since I was a young girl. So, having a name of a Cocktail called the Nutcracker sounded very cool. This drink is a very old version of the Nutcracker I found out. They found this one in an old book so it might be the original drink you never know. I think that's why they put it in an old fashion glass? Anyway, this has quite a few blends of ingredients within the drink. From what they say it's very similar to the B-52 shooter, with all those delicious candies like sweet notes within it. This drink I am sorry you really can't make non-alcoholic, there is just too many liqueurs in it. This drink blends the flavors of coffee, almonds, orange, and caramel.
1 ounce Kahlua
1 ounce Amaretto liqueur
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
1/2-ounce Bailey's Irish Cream
Mix together in either an older style shot glass or new
is a Champagne drink and a great one for the Thanksgiving season. The light refreshing bubbles drink goes so well with all the heavy tasty food. So here is the spirit of the pumpkin adaptation of the French 75 Cocktail. Enjoy!
1 1/2 oz. pumpkin puree
2 pinches pumpkin pie spice1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. of simple syrup
Bottle of your favorite sparkling wine
Directions~In a cocktail shaker with ice, vigorously shake the gin, puree, spice, lemon juice and simple syrup and strain into the champagne flute and top with sparkling wine.
Spiced Pumpkin Drink~
Ingredients2 parts Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka
1 part Irish Cream
Splash Half & Half
Shake with ice, strain into a cinnamon sugar rimmed martini glass and garnish with a cherry.
Holiday Highball Drink~
1 oz. Baileys Original Irish Cream5 oz. iced coffee
1 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
1/8 oz. 2;1 raw sugar syrup
3 mint sprigs
First mix the ice coffee and sugar syrup together. Then set these aside. In a highball glass, layer 2 mint springs in the bottom of the glass, then top with crushed ice. Add the Irish Baileys Cream, Bulleit Bourbon and the simple syrup too. After that Swizzle, together, leaving the mint at the bottom of the glass. Float the coffee on the top and garnish with the last of your mister spring.
Berry Thankful Holiday~
This one just looked so good I had to put it in the post!
Ingredients2 oz. Baileys Original Irish Cream
First place 4-5 raspberries at the bottom of the glass; with crushed ice, then lightly muddle them. Top with crushed ice and the 2oz of Baileys Irish cream and garnish with these speared raspberries enjoy!
it is very tasty. The only thing you have to be careful with these tasty shots, they can creep up on yu! I know from experience in my younger days.
1 oz. of Peach Schnapps1 tsp of original Bailey's Irish Cream
2 drops of Grenadine
So, to put this tasty shot together get your favorite shot glass and pour the Peach Schnapps into the large shot glass first. Then slowly add the Baileys to the top and then the grenadine. It takes some practices to get it to look just right,
1 cup granulated sugar – 1 ½ t all spice – 1 t ground cloves – 1 t ground pumpkin spice
½ t salt – 1 ½ t cinnamon – 1 t ground nutmeg – ½ t ground ginger –
1 ½ cup pumpkin (either canned or cooked pumpkin) note at the end of recipe I will show you how to cook a sugar pumpkin and use it for your pumpkin pie and other baked goods…
1 2/3 cup undiluted evaporated milk – large can
2 eggs – 9’’ crust unbaked shell
2 eggs – 9’’ crust unbaked shell
Directions: mix all the ingredients together till very smoothPour into the 9” crust unbaked shell pie
Bake in a 425 oven for 15min then take out re heat oven at 350 for another 35 mins or till firm in the middle.
How to cook and use a sugar pumpkin instead of canned pumpkin. First buy a sugar pumpkin at the grocery store. At home get a flat cookie pan and cover with aluminum foil after that cut the pumpkin in half or lots of pieces then put the pieces on the pan with the flesh down. Preheat the oven at 400. When at temp. cook for one hour or when you can poke a fork through. Let cool. After that peel of the skin and the seeds. Put in a food processer till very smooth. Then take what you need frezze the rest.)
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour – 6 tablespoons margarine – ½ teaspoon garlic powder – 4-5 chicken bouillon cubes dissolved in water cool – ½ cup skim milk – 1 egg – 1 tablespoon sugar
Add about another ½ cup of either cold water or cold chicken broth – knead about 3min the dough – Dough should form a firm ball. Roll out to ½ inch thick then cut out with a cookie cutter of yours choose – Bone is mind…Bake on slightly grease cookie sheet at 350 degrees until biscuits are completely hard which is about 45mins. But Don’t burn the bottoms.
If you are curious about the other posts and don’t feel like searching for them I have put the links here for you…