Turkey and Trimmings

AWESOME is the best way I know to describe the Thanksgiving meal my mom, Marsha Ransom, prepares. Our family of six usually joins my dad's relatives for a big holiday dinner. When it's just our family, or our family and a few of Mom's relatives, she serves my favorite meal.

Dinner centers around Turkey with Grandma's Stuffing. My grandma made this when my mom was growing up. The yummy stuffing is flavored with poultry seasoning. And the gravy's great over mashed potatoes.

Gelatin Ring with Cream Cheese Balls is another recipe my mom enjoyed as a child. The cream cheese balls rolled in nuts make it fancy enough for a special occasion, but it's easy to make.

Aunt Mavis used to bring Special Layered Salad to the Ransom family feasts. Now my brothers and I help prepare it when we have Thanksgiving at our house. Mom also serves biscuits and green bean casserole.

I can hardly wait for dessert. Pumpkin Chip Cupcakes taste so good, I'd rather have them than pie any day!