Holiday Recipe Roundup from Reclaim Yourself Retreat

A couple of weeks ago {has it been that long!?!} I had the opportunity to cook for Reclaim Yourself Retreat.  I spent all weekend with a fun group of ladies cooking, crafting, sleeping, and eating.

The sweet and wonderful organizer, Christine, has an amazing eye for detail.  She also happens to be my neighbor.  Luckeeeeee.

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It was a weekend to reconnect, relax, and actually have time to create stuff without having little helpers interrupt or that pile of dishes staring at you from the sink begging to be washed.

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In between all of this gluing, cutting, glittering, and painting we had to eat.  Which is where I come in.  Fortunately for me I had lots of helpers that weekend because as luck would have it I sliced my thumb the first night and had to get stitches.  Despite that little snafu the meals turned out great.

For those of you who attended, here are most of the recipes I made, particularly turkey night!

How about dessert first.  The streusel is also great on a regular pumpkin pie if you don’t want to sp

mile high pumpkin pieMile High Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel #pumpkin #thanksgiving #dessert #pie

roasted citrus turkey breastCitrus Roasted Turkey Breast

Mrs. Cubbison’s Sausage Stuffing – this is as close as I can get to my recipe.  However, I skip the cranberry part including the juice and broth.  I saute the celery and onion in 1 cup of butter {yes ma’am!}.  Apparently they don’t have our family recipe we always make so eventually I’ll have to do a separate post for it.

cranberry chutney sauce

12 oz. bag fresh cranberries
1 1/2 cups pineapple, cut into small bits
3/4 cup sugar

Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until coarsely chopped.

add 1/4 cup pink grapefruit juice and refrigerate for at least 8 hours and enjoy
lasts 2 weeks in refrigerator.

Loaded Mashed Potato Soup - Budget Gourmet Mom

mashed potato soup

Hidden Valley Ranch Pinwheels





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