Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Virtual Thanksgiving

I’m so happy to be able to present this virtual feast today. I know that as the calendar turns to November many of us start to think about Thanksgiving. I thought this would be the perfect time to showcase an entire meal. Seven bloggers’ recipes are represented here through 37 pictures. Below each picture is a link that will take you to the recipe. From drinks and appetizer to dessert, we’ve got your whole meal covered. Welcome to a Virtual Thanksgiving.


Virtual Thanksgiving - Bakinginatornado.com


Come on in and have a drink:
 

                Fruity Frozen Sangria -Just Dip it in Chocolate                      Brunch Cocktail - Baking In A Tornado                My Mai Tai - Baking In A Tornado
               Fruity Frozen Sangria              Brunch Cocktail                   My Mai Tai
           Just Dip it in Chocolate                       Baking In A Tornado              Baking In A Tornado


And, of course, an alcohol free option:


Very Berry Hibiscus Cooler - Just Dip it in Chocolate
Just Dip it in Chocolate


Grab an Appetizer:


 Alfredo and Pesto Chicken Bruschetta- Just Dip it in Chocolate          Artichoke Spinach Cream Cheese Dip - Moore or Less Cooking  

Alfredo & Pesto                   Artichoke Spinach
Chicken Bruschetta                 Cream Cheese Dip   
                                        Just Dip it in Chocolate                   Moore or Less Cooking                                                   


Crab Pockets - Baking In A Tornado         Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms - It's Yummi   
                               (Baked) Crab Pockets                Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms
                                       Baking In A Tornado                              It’s Yummi


Dinner is Served! Let’s start with soup:

Pumpkin Wild Rice Soup - The Rowdy Baker
The Rowdy Baker
(for Yummy Northwest)


The Main Course:


Easy Tender Turkey - Just a Little Nutty
Brined Turkey Feast - Moore or Less Cooking
                                                                            
  Brined Turkey Feast                                                                              Easy Tender Turkey
     Moore or Less Cooking                                                                                            Just a Little Nutty
                                                           

Relishes:


Candied Orange and Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce - Moore or Less Cooking       Cranberry Salad - Spatulas on Parade      
                     Candied Orange & Whole Berry                 Cranberry Salad
                              Cranberry Sauce   
                                     Moore or Less Cooking                               Spatulas on Parade 




        Applesauce - Just a Little Nutty
      Applesauce
         Just a Little Nutty


Don’t forget your veggies:


Green Beans - Just a Little Nutty        Broccoli Salad with Baked Vidalia Onion Dressing - Just Dip it in Chocolate    
Green Beans                            Broccoli Salad With   
                                                Vidalia Onion Dressing 
                                   Just a Little Nutty                           Just Dip it in Chocolate 



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                                                                  Collards
 Spatulas on Parade



  Bacon Wrapped Asparagus - It's Yummi    Squash Casserole - Baking In A Tornado   
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus                    Squash Casserole    
                                              It'sYummi                                             Baking In A Tornado


Stuffing and starches:



Crazy For Cranberries by It's Yummy | Happy Virtual Thanksgiving | featured on www.BakingInATornado.com
Corn Souffle by Just A Little Nutty | Happy Virtual Thanksgiving | featured on www.BakingInATornado.com
             
  Crazy for Cranberries Stuffing                                                Corn Souffle         
                        It'sYummi                                                                            Just a Little Nutty 


    Sweet Potato Casserole - Spatulas on Parade       Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs - Moore or Less Cooking
                                 Sweet Potato Casserole           Baked Mashed Potatoes
                                                                                 w/Parm & Bread Crumbs
                                         Spatulas on Parade                      Moore or Less Cooking      

                 
Pass around the bread basket:


Pumpkin Sandwich Bread or Rolls by The Rowdy Baker | Happy Virtual Thanksgiving | featured on www.BakingInATornado.comPumpkin Rolls - The Rowdy BakerChallah - Just a Little Nutty
  
                                
Cranberry Clementine                          Challah                                               Pumpkin Rolls
Moore or Less Cooking                                Just a Little Nutty                                          The Rowdy Baker    


Cinnamon Cranraisin Pumpkin bread - bakinginatornado.com                            Lemon Poppy Seed Bread - It's Yummi
Cinnamon Cranraisin Pumpkin Bread           Lemon Poppy Seed Bread  
       Baking In A Tornado                                    It’s Yummi            

  

     Leave room for dessert:


Pumpkin Squares with Denial is Devine Frosting - Just a Little Nutty         Butterscotch Banana Harvest Cake with Apple Butter Maple Sauce - Just Dip it in Chocolate 
                        Pumpkin Squares                 Butterscotch Banana Harvest Cake               w/Denial is Divine Frosting                  with Apple Butter Maple Sauce 
                                Just a Little Nutty                                  Just Dip it in Chocolate                                 


                                                                 

 
Humble Pie - The Rowdy BakerSumptuous Chocolate Cream Pie by The Rowdy Baker | featured on www.BakingInATornado.com  
Sumptuous Chocolate Cream Pie                Humble Pie                  

 The Rowdy Baker                                 The Rowdy Baker

 


    Hoiday Trifle - Baking In A Tornado            Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake - Moore or Less Cooking  
                        Holiday Trifle                     Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake  
 Baking In A Tornado                                     Moore or Less Cooking 
 


                 
          Apple Galette    
   It’s Yummi
                                                                   
                                   

Map Pecan Cake - Rowdy           Cherries on a Cloud - Spatulas on Parade
Maple Pecan Cake                    Cherries on a Cloud
   The Rowdy Baker                                   Spatulas on Parade



 Thank you to the chefs and cooks who contributed to this collaborative meal.

Be sure to visit their Facebook pages, where they’ll keep you up to date on all of their recipes:

It's Yummi ~ Cooking with Chef Bec
Just Dip it in Chocolate
Moore or Less Cooking Blog
Just a Little Nutty
Spatulas on Parade
The Rowdy Baker
Baking In A Tornado

Bakinginatornado.com

36 comments:

  1. Thanks for putting together such a delicious feast! I'm gonna grab my stretchy pants and head right into my kitchen!

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    1. Thanks for participating, loved including your delicious recipes.

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  2. May or may not have just licked my screen.

    May or may not...............

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    1. LOL, imagine me when I was putting this all together!

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  3. Oh my Lord! Could I have a larger plate, please?

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  4. Great post and thank you for putting this all together Karen. I said this morning, well it's November, time to start planning :)
    Just wish my boys would be here. This is our first year without everyone and I'm a little sad. Hope I don't eat myself into a turkey coma. LOL should make for an interesting Fly On the Wall post ;)

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    1. I'm sorry, I know you'll be sad but turkey coma is a great cure.

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  5. What a wonderful job of ushering in November! So many good things to try. Guess I'll be leaving my Swanson's dinner in the freezer this year!

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    1. With all these delicious options, I'm sure Mr. Swanson's gonna be very lonely. Thanks for joining in, Lorinda.

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  6. Karen what a great post! You managed to gather something to please everybody this Thanksgiving, no excuses!!! I'm honored to be part of it! Hugs, Lizy

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    1. I'm honored that you were willing to participate, Lizy, I love your recipes.

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  7. Holy...just....wow! Making my Thanksgiving list now!

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    1. Hope you try some of these great recipes. I have some very talented friends in the blogosphere.

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  8. So whose house do I need to show up at for this meal? :)

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    1. I can only speak for myself but you're welcome here!

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  9. I 2nd Melissa's reply! Yummy! I found several recipes I would like to try, The baked mashed potatoes w/parm and breadcrumbs, bacon wrapped asparagus and WOW several deserts! What a great post this was!

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    1. Thanks Jodi. I hope you do try some recipes, I think we're all looking for something new to try for the holiday and I thought that by bringing a bunch of bloggers together we could provide that.

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  10. Karen,
    Thank you for doing such a fabulous job and getting this together just in time for me wanting to make everything for Thanksgiving! Wow what a spread, I am in complete drool mode and want all of this for supper tonight! Thanksgiving can come early! Nettie <3 XXOO

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    1. I love how I ended up with enough of everything to have offerings for every aspect of the meal. And I think it's pretty amazing that every blogger I asked was willing to participate.

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  11. Wow! This is great. I love the way you put this together!! There's so much I want to try out and now I can WAY before Thanksgiving. Thank you!

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    1. I'm so glad you found a few things that appeal to you. Enjoy!

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  12. I am getting a food coma just by reading this post! After having some of those drinks I just might pass out on your couch.

    I'm coming back for seconds too!

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    1. Oh good, my goal was to send my friends into a food coma!

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  13. Holy Smokes!!! Mouth Watering... Have a great weekend, Slu

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    1. Thanks, Slu. My friends sure can cook and bake.

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  14. What a great idea Karen. I'm going to be looking at some of those recipes and hope to try them out. I've already seen a couple that I want to put on my list so when I've got company due this cold bout I can rustle something nice up at home. Thanks mate and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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    1. There are so many great recipes here. Hope you find something you enjoy.

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  15. Great post... so many wonderful recipes.

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  16. You've got some great looking recipes up.
    Thank you!!!
    I am a mother of 10, and we all love trying new recipes. Unfortunately some of my kids are ummm "picky" eaters my hubby definitely is not. I look forward to using some of these SOON!
    Thank you again for taking the time for the rest of us to enjoy.

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    1. Wow, a mother of 10, I'm barely surviving my 2. I'm so glad I've put together enough of an assortment that you've got some good choices to try. Enjoy.

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  17. Yum yum yum... guess it's time to plan my menu!

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    1. Yup, this is a great place to start the planning!

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  18. AWESOME!! I was hoping to find something T-day related here and did not expect this!! Thank YOU!

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    1. I just love this assortment, I have some very talented friends. So glad you got a chance to check it out.

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