Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thanksgiving in May!

As I was talking about thawing a turkey that I found in the freezer yesterday, I started thinking about how great it will be to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal in May! I'm already looking forward to the turkey salad that I will make later in the week. I don't know why, but turkey salad, chicken salad and pimiento cheese are always best when they are homemade. I like a little poultry seasoning, celery and Hellman's Mayo mixed in with my turkey for sandwiches.

Another item that comes to mind when I think of a Thanksgiving meal is sweet potatoes-candied, roasted, in pies or casseroles...I just love them. My Aunt Sis used to make a great sweet potato pie, and "lucky you", I'm sharing her recipe today. It's only 'cause we're blog buddies! Enjoy!

Aunt Sis' Sweet Potato Pie
Ruth Ann (Michael) Martin

1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 C sugar
1 1/4 C cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
2 eggs, beaten
3 TBSP butter
1/2 C boiling water
1/2 tsp salt
1 C evaporated milk
One 9" unbaked pie shell

Mix spices with with boiling water and stir into sweet potatoes. Add sugar, eggs, salt and butter; blend thoroughly. Stir in milk and heat mixture over hot water (double boiler, maybe?) about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour into pie shell and bake at 425 degrees until filling is set, about 20 minutes. Cool completely. Serve with whipped cream.

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  1. Yum!! I love turkey dinner anytime of year! Your pie sounds delicious!


  2. Thanksgiving in May...LOVE IT! I usually start listening to Christmas music in July because I love the holidays so much (true story). In fact, when I'm feeling blue my husband usually puts Christmas music on because he knows it will cheer me up. :) Happy Tuesday!!

  3. Hi..I’m Barb…Popping over from DIY Tues. I love Thanksgiving & Christmas anytime of the year. I have a Turkey in the freezer as well. I'm like one of your other commentors ..I start Christmas music,christmas movies, plus crafts (for my in home boutique) in July..
    I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

  4. Oh yes that sounds like a wonderful idea!!! I so would love to do the whole meal right now, my jeans my not agree but I do :).

    Stopping by from TMTT, new follower :)

  5. Love to have new followers sign on. Welcome!