Thanksgiving Menu

Every Thanksgiving, our meal is pretty similar. We are creatures of habit for sure. Two dishes that always grace our table are Mac and Cheese and Lemon Icebox Pie. I have shared these before, but I am bringing them back, because they are too good and easy not to share.

Lemon Icebox pie
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Lemon Icebox Pie
(Recipe from my lovely mawmaw)
1 graham cracker crust (Chilled) - If you can find a Nilla wafer crust, they are even better
1/2 cup lemon juice (minute maid makes frozen lemon juice and it works perfectly)
1tsp grated lemon rind
1 can (14 oz.) Condensed milk
2 eggs yolks

Combine lemon juice and rind. Gradually stir into condensed milk. Add yolks one at a time and stir until blended. Pour into chilled crust. Put in fridge to set. Top with Cool Whip topping.
Mac and Cheese
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This recipe is fast with few ingredients and its oh so delicious and creamy! Make it for any get togethers or Christmas parties that you have. It will be WIPED out because its always a hit! Don't worry about counting the calories!!!

16 oz box of Rigatoni Noodles
8 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese
8 oz Monterey Jack Cheese
8 oz Parmesan Cheese
2 cups Heavy Cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. (The rigatoni noodles get really big so the bigger pot the better) Add pasta and cook until just tender

Transfer pasta to a large bowl. Add cream, and half of all of the cheeses. Stir to combine.
Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a large casserole dish.

Sprinkle remaining cheese on top, and bake until golden bubbly. About 30-45 minutes.

Variations and suggestions:
You could use smaller noodles if thats what you have on hand.
I have also spooned the noodle mixture into lightly greased muffin tins and baked individual portion sizes. It bakes much faster this way, and you could use a smaller noodle size to do this, because the rigatoni gets a little crammed.
Also, I buy the cheddar and monterey jack combined bag of cheese. Shredded monterey jack is hard to find in an individual package. If you do this just buy two bags of combined cheese.




  1. Excited to try your lemon icebox pie this year! Thank you for sharing :)

  2. Those look so delicious! Happy Thanksgiving :)

  3. I love that pie I remember you posted about it last year and ever since i have been obsessed! I added the cream cheese...and holy shizz.....its THE BEST!


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