The end of the year is near and we are preparing for some of the most anticipated holidays of the season. Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate and to cherish the time we can be with one another when we live great distances apart. Thanksgiving is a holiday centered on gratitude and festive feasting. Some people claim it is the best holiday of the year.
Thanksgiving Day is for gobbling until you wobble. As the saying goes, there’s always room for desert. After a huge Thanksgiving feast of turkey, stuffing, sides, try to spark your guests’ sweet tooth with some creative and tasty treats. There are many sweet and scrumptious treats for all ages that can be discovered with a simple online search. While your family may resist a complete overhaul of traditional Thanksgiving Day treats, perhaps you can toss in a new dessert that will surely please with a little creativity.
There are many Thanksgiving Day treats that can be found through an online search engine. I was able to find a delicious recipe for mini pecan pies. The recipe describes an easy snack that can be served warm with hot coffee after the large holiday meal or the morning after.
There’s no need to stick to plain pies this Thanksgiving. I’ve seen unique Thanksgiving Day treats including a sugar cookie painted with a gray glaze consisting of green and black food coloring, sugar, and milk. The year 1620 is drawn on the cookies and baked to look like the Plymouth Rock. Not only is this a clever holiday treat, it is sure to also be delicious!
One holiday treat that is sure to please all ages is a dish my grandfather used to make called Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows. It is a relatively simple recipe that can be rearranged to fit different dietary needs and tastes. In my grandfather’s recipe, the first step is to boil some sweet potatoes until they are fork tender then mash them with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Beat in an egg, some milk and once blended, layer in a casserole dish. Pop on some large marshmallows until the sweet potato mixture is covered then bake at 350 degrees for thirty minutes. Once the marshmallows have a light brown toasty color, you will know the delicious treat is ready to eat! There are surely more nutritious ways to incorporate this dish with less sugar, and a healthier version of this recipe can easily be located online.
There are many Thanksgiving Day treats for all ages, including pumpkin, pecan, and apple pies. Traditional holiday treats are sure to please with any family gathering. Dinner at my family’s home means too much food and not quite enough belly room. It’s a good thing we consider leftovers to be another Thanksgiving Day treat!
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