The Weekend Dish: 11/30/2013

Happy Saturday to you! I hope that all of you had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday this week and that you were able to spend some time with family and friends. We had a wonderful day with our families and filled our bellies to the brim! We were exhausted yesterday, so instead of doing our usual Black Friday outlet shopping, we stayed close to home and went out and bought our first Christmas tree. Next project – decorate it! With Thanksgiving being so late, I feel like there isn’t nearly enough time before Christmas this year.

Be sure to keep an eye on the site, because on Monday I’ll be kicking off the first day of the annual 12 Days of Giveaways! I have some great things lined up for this year, so don’t miss them!

As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week as well as some bookmarked recipes from other blogs. Enjoy!

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

My Thanksgiving Menu – A run-down on everything I was planning to make for Thanksgiving.

My Thanksgiving Menu

Broccoli Casserole (From Scratch!) – A re-make of one of my great aunt’s signature dishes, only this version uses fresh broccoli and a homemade cream sauce.

Broccoli Casserole (From Scratch!)

Taffy Apple Salad – A sweet and salty ambrosia salad, perfect for the holidays.

Taffy Apple Salad

How to Make Homemade Turkey Stock – Don’t throw away those turkey bones and scraps! Make some homemade turkey stock and stash it in the freezer to use in place of chicken stock in recipes.

How to Make Homemade Turkey Stock

Happy Thanksgiving! – I hope you all had a fabulous holiday with family and friends!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Most Viewed Post This Week: Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Most Pinned Post This Week: Broccoli Casserole (From Scratch!)

Most Emailed Post This Week: Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: Cinnamon-Sugar Candied Pecans

Most Tweeted Post This Week: Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

What I Bookmarked This Week

Recipes and posts from other blogs that I thought looked especially delicious and that I thought you would like, too:

Black Forest Cheesecake Cupcakes (Cooking Classy)
These are absolutely beautiful little cupcakes. I would eat no less than five.

Cornbread & Cheddar Casserole (The Cozy Apron)
I love cheesy corn or cornbread anything, so this casserole is very high on my list of things to make.

Gingerbread Cookie Dough Fudge (Lauren’s Latest)
Now that Thanksgiving has passed, I am ready to embrace all things Christmas. This fudge would make a fantastic holiday gift!

Homemade Simmering Spices (How Sweet It Is)
This isn’t edible, per se, but I can’t even imagine how good this makes your house smell. Such an awesome idea!

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon (Family Fresh Cooking)
This is the ultimate holiday side dish; the more bacon, the better!

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!