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Thanksgiving Desserts 2013

Thanksgiving at my house was definitely not your average Thanksgiving this year.

Here is the crazy timeline (with pictures of the desserts I made):

Friday (before Thanksgiving)- we closed on our new house, ran to Thanksgiving lunches at our kids’ school, and moved some stuff into the house. We made a few more trips Saturday through Monday, while we kept packing.

Pumpkin pie a

The pumpkin pie was a hit. My 4-year-old ate more than anyone else!

Tuesday- the moving company spent 14 hours moving only our furniture in (my husband had already moved all the boxes himself).  Yes, 5 guys and 14 hours. No, we don’t have THAT much furniture.  Yeah, I was shocked too.

By 11pm, I nearly passed out from exhaustion, and I wasn’t even lifting anything!

Pecan Pie a

Pecan pie– my favorite!

Wednesday- cleaned up the rental house.  Ran around unpacking stuff at the new house.  We found the turkey pan!!  Had to run out to buy Corningware to cook Thanksgiving dinner because we couldn’t find it in the boxes.

Dark Chocolate Mini Cupcakes a

Mini Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Frosting

Thanksgiving day!!!- We didn’t have all the right baking dishes, no china, no good glasses, no serving plates, no good silverware, etc. We also had a new convection oven we had to figure out how to use…  

No, we couldn’t go out to eat– and I definitely couldn’t buy the desserts.

That would’ve been way too easy.

Spice cake b

Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

And somehow we managed to cook a full Thanksgiving dinner.


No, this wasn’t Thanksgiving dinner. It was a little snack plate so my kids
would stop saying that they were staaaaarving while we cooked.

Dinner consisted of turkey, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, stuffing, asparagus, mashed potatoes, corn, bulgur wheat with cranberries, cornbread, rolls, and cranberry sauce.  And the 4 desserts pictured above.

I guess that wasn’t too bad considering the circumstances!  🙂


18 responses »

  1. Sounds like you guys were busy!

  2. Amazing! Happiness wishes for your new home 🙂

  3. All right, Geraldine – what are you trying to prove?! That the rest of us mere mortals can’t hack it? LOL It sounds like you had a great time and you bought a house – congrats! I understand that it would be disappointing not to have a proper Thanksgiving dinner in your new home.

  4. Wow! That all looks amazing, especially those cupcakes!

  5. yum! Those pies (and cupcakes) look amazing. Congrats on the move. Seems like you moved not too long ago. This time you’ll stay put?

    Very impressed you insisted on making the desserts. Hope those at your table knew how lucky they are 🙂

    • Hi Liz! Yep, we moved into a rental 7 months ago until we found the house we wanted to buy. Now we will stay put for a few years. And thanks so much for your kind words. 🙂

  6. Mmm, everything you posted looks delish! Especially that pecan pie, haven’t had that in a while!

  7. Pecan pie is totally my favourite too! To say you made all these in the middle of a house move is nothing short of amazing. Great job!

  8. It’s a menagerie!! Looks delicious!

  9. Wow. Bad idea to check out this post… I want to go make a pumpkin pie right now! I think I will heheheheh


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