Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Prepping for TNX

I'm cleaning house and buying supplies for Thanksgiving -- the kid and his boyfriend and their cat are coming for the holiday and staying through the weekend. I'm also writing and grading student work, hoping to get all of the grading done by tonight. Meanwhile I have written and submitted a ghost story.

The thanksgiving menu as it now stands:

  • Roast turkey
  • cranberry sauce
  • mac and cheese
  • broccoli casserole
  • stuffing
  • mashed potatoes
  • sweet potatoes
  • rolls
  • crudités
  • deviled eggs
  • Superior Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream
I'm making the sweet potatoes and the whipped cream. The kid is making the mashed potatoes. The boyfriend is making deviled eggs. Dr. Skull is making everything else, all of it from scratch, of course. I offered to make a dump cake, but Dr. Skull threatened to divorce me.

Besides the kid and his boyfriend, Uncle Charger will be attending.

After this, and in rapid succession, we will have Uncle Charger's birthday, Dr. Skull's birthday and the boyfriend's birthday (they share the same birthday) and Hanukkah. It's the festive season!

Recipe for a dump cake, in case your spouse is more forbearing:

One can of pie filling
One can of crushed pineapples
One box of white or yellow cake mix
One stick of butter
One half cup of crushed salted nuts.

Get a nine by ten pan. Drain the pineapple and dump it in. Dump in the pie filling. (I like cherry or blueberry). Mix it up a little. Dump the cake mix on top of this, and spread it evenly. Dice and scatter the butter on top of the cake mix. Scatter the nuts over it all.

Cook at 350 degrees for about thirty minutes, or until brown and bubbling. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream. It's delicious! (And yes, I was born in a trailer.)


Foscavista said...

What's "Superior Pumpkin Pie:? Is it a brand name, or an actual recipe?

delagar said...

It is what Dr. Skull calls his pumpkin pie recipe. It is indeed excellent!

nicoleandmaggie said...

DH's dad makes that dump cake! (Though not for us since DC2 was born and is allergic to red dye.) It is surprising how good it is given how easy it is to make. I don't know what Dr. Skull is smoking. (DH also spent his formative years in a trailer...)

Congrats on getting the ghost story submitted!

delagar said...

Dr. Skull comes from five generations of bakers, so he's a snob about baked goods. Dump cake is delicious!