Blog Challenge–Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe

I must confess we don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving and haven’t for most of our married life (19 years in January). DH’s job means he works every Thanksgiving Day and since I’m working for him as well this year, we’ll both be working. We’re going to make sure everyone else gets a nice Thanksgiving meal. This isn’t meant to get sympathy from all of you….it’s our life, and we (or rather, DH) chose it with his career. We’re really ok with it. Really. It’s just another day to our family, and for DH, all it means is that he has to work a lot. DH comes from a family of nurses, and someone has to care for the sick people in the hospitals on holidays, so this is nothing new to him. It did take me a few years to get used to it, though! Take heart, though, DH does get Christmas Day off every year. And since we gave up our paper routes in April, our whole family will have off our first Xmas Day in 4 years!

Even though I don’t have to slave over a hot stove making turkey on Thanksgiving, I do often make Pumpkin Bars during the cold weather months. Yummy and super easy to make….but not so great for the badonkadonk.

Pumpkin Bars

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
4 beaten eggs
1 16 oz can pumpkin
1 cup cooking oil

Combine flour, sugar baking powder, cinnamon, soda, salt and cloves. Stir in eggs, pumpkin and cooking oil until thoroughly combined. Spread batter into an ungreased 15x10x1 inch pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

3 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Beat together cream cheese, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating well, until desired spreading consistency.

Or use canned cream cheese frosting to save time.



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5 responses to “Blog Challenge–Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe

  1. I have never had anything like this before. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love pumpkin and like trying new things with it.

  2. i have one ver similar to this..i want to try yours though!! i sounds a bit different and may taste better (my bars lack a little bit of flavor… so i end up putting MORE cream cheese frosting on to balance it out, and that is definately bad for the badonkadonk!!! LOL)

  3. littledarlincatering

    Mmmm… So yummy. I may have to try out your recipe this year on my husband. He doesn’t like much for sweets, so if he likes it, I know it’ll be a hit.

  4. Definitely try this one! I’ve made these before using Christy’s recipe and they are yummy!!!!

    I’m not exactly sure what a badonkadonk is (though I can imagine, LOL)…but these are so good, they must be bad for it 😉

  5. They sound yummy ~ I will definately listen to Sandi’s advice and give them a try. I’m with her ~ I don’t exactly know what badonkadonk is either but have a couple guesses. ;o)

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