The Weekend Dish 11/24/2012

Thanksgiving has come and gone, yet we’re still an entire week away from December 1st! The holiday falling so early this year has thrown my schedule for a loop! It doesn’t matter what the calendar says, once Thanksgiving is in the books, I am ALL-IN for Christmas. Get the tree out, put up the lights, start shopping, pick out cards, watch Elf on repeat for days on end. You name it, I do it. Who else is getting into the holiday spirit this weekend? Any shopping, decorating, movie-watching or hot chocolate-sipping for you?

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

Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin – Brussels sprouts roasted with bacon, then baked up in a cream sauce with a bread crumb topping. This is a vegetable dish I can get behind!

Cranberry Ice Cream Pie – A fabulous, lighter alternative to all of the traditional pies adorning your Thanksgiving table. This would be great any time of year!


Turkey Tetrazzini – One of the best meals I’ve made in a really, really long time. If you still have turkey leftovers, you NEED to make this!

Happy Thanksgiving! – I hope you and your family had a fantastic holiday!

Friday Things – Deep-fried turkey, chocolate trains, Black Friday, Twinkies, and more!

Most Viewed Post This Week: Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Most Pinned Post This Week: Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Most Emailed Post This Week: Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Most Facebook Share’d Post This Week: Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie

Most Tweeted Post This Week: Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie

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:

Apple Cinnamon Crumble (Two Peas and Their Pod)
I can never pass up a good apple dessert, and crumbles are my favorite. Pass me the vanilla ice cream!

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Pie (TidyMom)
Oh my goodness, if this tastes half as good as it looks and sounds, there’s no doubt that I will hoard the entire thing for myself!

Fig Walnut Tart (Attune Foods)
I adore the combination of figs and walnuts, and this sounds like a simple dessert that’s sure to impress.

Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin (Dandy Dishes)
I have yet to experiment with spaghetti squash and have been meaning to… I think cheese is a good starting point ;-)

Spiced Eggnog Cupcakes with Vanilla-Rum Swiss Buttercream (Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy)
These sound like every wonderful Christmas flavor rolled up into one cupcake. Delicious!

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!