Meal Solutions Week 5: Thanksgiving Sides (Recipe)

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I think I’m in denial. What you say that Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK!?!?!? Seriously, where has the year gone. I can’t believe that next week around this time we will all be sitting down around our Thanksgiving table.

Ingredients for Thanksgiving


Well in that case then this week’s Walmart Meal Solution is fitting. We are focusing on Thanksgiving Sides.

    Walmart’s Meal Solution: Thanksgiving Sides

    prices may vary where you live

  • Bruce Cut Yams, 40 oz. – $1.98
  • Jet Puffed Mini Marshmallows – $.84
  • Great Value Light Brown Sugar, 2 lbs. – $1.58
  • Del Monte Cut Green Beans, 14.5 oz. – $.67
  • French Fried Onions, 6 oz.
  • Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Ocean Spray Jelly Cranberry Sauce, 16 oz. – $.88
  • Betty Crocker Pumpkin Cookies

Thanksgiving Sides


When it comes to our Thanksgiving table we usually stick with the classics. It is usually the same menu every year with the exception of one or two new dishes that we just have to try. I don’t mind having the same menu every year. I like knowing what to expect. Since we usually only make these dishes once a year, I like knowing what I should be looking forward to. On the topic of only making these dishes once a year. What is up with that? Green bean casserole is incredibly easy to make yet we only enjoy it once a year? I think green bean casserole should be made more often. I’m going to try to remember to add it into our monthly menu’s more often. For those that are wondering, I like to stick to Campbell’s version of the classic Green Bean Casserole. I love the flavor and the splash of soy sauce added in.

Again with the sweet potato casserole and that ooey gooey marshmallow topping. Why do we make this only once a year? When sweet potatoes are in season I should definitely be adding this to our meal plan. It would be nice to have a sweet potato casserole every once in a while. Paired with a roast chicken dish, perhaps? Speaking of sweet potatoes, do you prefer sweet potatoes or yams? Personally I love those frozen round yam patties but often have a hard time finding them. How about you? Sweet Potatoes or Yams? How do you like them cooked?

My family won’t let me touch the Cranberry sauce. They like it just the way it is, with the can lines and everything ^_^ .

I remembered seeing the Betty Crocker Pumpkin Cookies in my store the other day but when I went back to pick up a pack there were no more in stock. Maybe it is a popular item, but nonetheless they sounded absolutely mouthwatering. So since the pumpkin cookies weren’t available I decided to whip up another dessert for this week. Below you will find the recipe which is super simple to make:

Butter Pecan Ice Box Cake with Pumpkin Cheesecake Topping

for some reason I’m on a Butter Pecan kick as of late, maybe it’s just that time of year with the holidays and everything. In case you missed, I recently posted a recipe for Holiday Butter Pecan Cookies that would make great homemade gifts!!!

Butter Pecan Cake with Pumpkin Cheesecake Topping

    Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Make Butter Pecan Cake according to package directions and place in greased 13×9 baking dish. Bake according to directions on package.
  • Once your cake is baked and cooled, now it’s time to make the Pumpkin Cheesecake Topping. In a bowl fold together 1 cup of the Philadelphia Ready to Eat Cheesecake Filling in the Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice flavor with 2 cups of whipped topping. If you can’t find the Ready to Eat Cheesecake Filling in the Pumpkin Spice flavor you could also use the regular cheesecake filling and add a dash of pumpkin spice mix to taste.
  • After the two topping ingredients are well blended spread on top of cooled cake. Cover and place in refrigerator. This cake is supposed to be served cold.
  • What sides does your family typically have at Thanksgiving?

    Walmart momDisclosure: This post is part of a series of Meal Solutions with Walmart that some of my fellow Walmart Moms (Jenn of Frugal Upstate, Denise of Wholesome Mommy, and Lori at My Wooden Spoon) and I are participating in. Walmart has provided me with compensation and a gift card in return for this post. My participation is voluntary and opinions are my own.

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1 Comment

  1. momhasherday
    November 20, 2010 / 4:54 pm

    Girl! Looks delicious! I have that sugar! lol Ate some today with my Great Value oatmeal, lol. Seriously ever since I moved to the burbs, I've been shopping at Walmart, since its right down the street by 5 minutes or less, its a Super Walmart, so I get all my groceries there, and the Walmart generic, Great Value, hasn't let me down yet! lol Great pics! So colorful and clear, stop making me hungry!

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