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Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. The food, the family, it just doesn’t get better to me. If you are looking for some ideas to for the perfect meal, you’ve come to the right place. From the Renew Crew family to yours, we hope you enjoy.

If you are hosting friends and family this Thanksgiving, we understand that the day can be a little hectic, so keep the appetizer simple. These bite-sized goodies are delicious and easy!

Brie and Sweet Chili Cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages of mini filo cups
  • Wheel of brie cheese
  • Sweet chili sauce

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place the filo cups on a cookie sheet. Cut up the brie and place small squares of cheese in each cup. Spoon just a bit of the sweet chili sauce on top (if you like spice, add more). Stick in the oven for 10-12 minutes and enjoy!

Potatoes are a must on Thanksgiving, but I’m a big fan of cooking what I can before and heating it up on the special day. Holiday mashed potatoes are the best because they are absolutely mouthwatering, but they have to be prepared at least a day in advance.

Holiday Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 12 medium potatoes, peeled and boiled
  • 8oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • salt & pepper

In a large mixing bowl, beat potatoes until lumps are gone. Add cream cheese and butter until completely mixed. Stir in the sour cream, then the milk, eggs and onions. Salt and pepper to taste. Beat until light and fluffy. Place the mixture in a greased casserole dish and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until slightly brown at top.

What would Thanksgiving be without dessert? Whoopie pies are one of my favorite desserts for special holidays. I make them a day or two in advance and they are perfect.

Whoopie Pies

For the cake mixture:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 heaping tablespoons of cocoa
  • 2 sticks of butter, melted
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Place tablespoons of mixture on baking sheet and bake for 9 minutes at 350.

For frosting:

  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ c Crisco shortening
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 T milk

Frost the whoopie pies while they are still slightly warm and wrap individually in saran wrap.

From everyone here at Renew Crew, have a Happy Thanksgiving!