Early Afternoon~

Well, after the swiss and bacon settle in all the tummies, around 11:30 I start to set up the "goody table". Which is a term, I stoled from my southern mother-in-law who has a table like that set up all Christmas week. All the grandchildren circle around it daily to see what new yummy things are put on it!

I have cut-up cheese, meats and assortment of crackers. I make several appetizers plus cut-up fruit. This is about the time the parades on t.v. are ending....the men are gathering around the couch to get the best seat for the football games to begin. With a assortment of drinks plus thick egg nog brought down from a farm in Michigan....the "snacking" begins...

Here are a few of my appetizer recipes I use....{This is one thing I change up each year}-

Swiss Cheese Dip

{even if you don't like swiss cheese...you will like this}

In a microwave-safe dish (spray with Pam) or pie plate, mix 1 softened 8oz. cream cheese, 1 tsp. of onion powder, 1/3 cup of mayo, 3/4 cup of shredded swiss cheese.Mix all together and spread on dish.

Crumble up bacon on top (about 6 slices). Microwave the dish on high for about 4 minutes (until bubbly)...enjoy with buttered crackers on the side.

Bacon Wrapped Smokies

1 pkg lil smokies

1 pkg bacon sliced in half

Brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wrap lil smokies in 1/2 slice of bacon; secure with a toothpick. Arrange smokies to cover the bottom of 9 by 13 pan. Sprinkle brown sugar over smokies and bake for 45 minutes.

"Kick Butt" Taco Dip

1 8ox brick cream cheese, softened

1 cup 8 oz sour cream

1 packet of taco seasoning

diced tomatoes, sliced olives, cheese, slice green onion (whatever your heart desires)

Mix the cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning together. Spread in a thin layer on a pizza pan or other serving platter. My layer is about 1/2 inch thick! Then top with all the toppings. Serve with tortilla chips.

Thanksgiving Dinner is served at 5:00

football is off(this is ok with the "men" b/c they smell dinner cooking)

...the classical music is on...

come back tomorrow and I will share some of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes-


Kacey said...

Mmmmm. I'm REALLY hungry now. That dip sounds amazing!

Mari said...

Sounds so good! Thanks!

Carri said...

Sounds delicious. I can't wait to host Thanksgiving. I am definitely going to use some of your recipes soon.

Jenni said...

Everything sounds wonderfully delicious! :) And I WILL be back tomorrow to check out your Thanksgiving recipes for sure. Usually I do the same things every year, but this year I want to mix things up a bit! :) Hope you're having a good week!

The Rambler said...

mmmmmmm...that is delish!

I'm hungry :)

Came by from SITS.

Melissa B. said...

I dinner is served at 5, should we come around about 1 to get a little Taco Dip and Football in? Always watch my Texas Longhorns on Thanksgiving Day, ya know...SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did!

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Sarah said...

Been in and out of blogland the past several weeks--these recipes looks yummy and so easy!

Smelling Coffee said...

I've enjoyed catching up on your posts and look forward to what you share next. Thanks for the recipes! Sounds like you're going to be one busy lady. May you enjoy every minute of it. :-)


Busy Bee Suz said...

Wow, I am already full from breakfast and the delicious snacks!!!!!
I love seeing how others do Thanksgiving...we usually eat our big meal at 2 pm.

Organized Chaos said...

This is awesome, thanks....but, ummm...I'm going grocery shpping tomorrow. Want to post late tonight?

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I am seriously copying all your AM and afternoon recipes!!!
These are GREAT for our family!!!!
(Hope that is ok?!)

BlueCastle said...

Oh wow. Can I come to your house for Thanksgiving? :)

Darlene said...

Your munchies sound delicious! We do an early Thanksgiving meal (usually around 1:00) so we can munch on it all day long.

Jboo said...

Wow -- that all sounds so yummy!!


April said...

What wonderful recipes...I'm most grateful! You wouldn't mind an extra houseguest next week, would you? ;)

Christa said...

ThAnKs for posting about this, it is great!!

Muthering Heights said...

Yum, your recipes sound great!

Anonymous said...

Everything sounds so good!