Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Week Meals

Thanksgiving week!!!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday!  To me, it’s all about spending time with friends and family.  Baking together, eating together lounging together, celebrating all that has happened over the past year, being thankful for what you have, and giving to others!
Because it’s Thanksgiving, we are only planning two meals to make here at home since we will be sharing food and baking with family for most of the meals this week.  In lieu of all the dinner recipes I would normally give, I am going to post 2 dinner meals, 1 holiday breakfast, & 1 holiday dessert!
Dinner 1Fajitas
Posted here!
Dinner 2 – Chicken Veggie Noodle Soup


4 cups chicken broth
3 cups of frozen veggies (I used Normandy Blend)
1 t oregano
1 t basil
½ t pepper
1-2 t salt (to your taste)
1 ½ cups uncooked noodles
2 cups cooked chicken

In a saucepan combine broth, veggies, basil, oregano, & pepper. Boil and then reduce the heat to simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Add in your noodles. Return to boiling, then reduce heat & simmer, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes or until noodles are tender but still firm and vegetables are just tender. Stir in chicken; heat through. This makes about 4 servings.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Mix for Breakfast & Dessert

Ingredients Pumpkin Cream Cheese Mix

8oz Neufchatel cheese, softened
1 can pumpkin
1 t Cinnamon
½  t All Spice
½  t Nutmeg
½ t Ginger 
2 T Sugar (or more for something sweeter)

Combine spices in a bowl and then add in pumpkin and softened cheese.  Use 1/2 for the Breakfast and ½ for the Dessert.

***This mix will be good for 1 large pan of the Pumpkin Swirl Brownies and 8 Pumpkin Crescent Wrap-Ups.

Holiday Breakfast – Pumpkin Crescent Wrap-Ups
You will need 1 crescent packages. Half the Pumpkin Cream Cheese mix.  1 cup chopped pecans (set 1/4 cup aside), 2 T melted butter, 2 T brown sugar mixed together.
Unwrap the crescents, plop spoonfuls of the pumpkin cream cheese mix onto the crescents.  

You can do as I did and add 1/4 cup of chopped pecans on top of the pumpkin mixture and then wrap them. 

Top them with your sugary pecan mixture

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until golden.

Holiday Dessert – Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

You can follow the recipe on this post here
I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving week!  Let me know if you try any of these tasty recipes!

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