This year our family was discussing what to do for Easter Sunday dinner and the one thing we all agreed on is that we were all hammed out. Everybody has ham on Easter. Not us. We are rebels. We voted to make a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Complete with Turkey, Stuffing, and a delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cheesecake.

Easter Sunday Menu 2012:

  • Turkey
  • Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Barney Beans
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cheesecake

You make ask yourself, "What the heck-fire are Barney Beans"?  They are actually named after my father-in-law Byron Williams.  When he was a kid, his nickname was Barney. His favorite food was green beans the way that Grandma Williams cooked them. They became known as "Barney Beans".  Here is what you will need to make them:

Recipe for Barney Beans

  • One 14.5 oz. can of green beans
  • One 1/4 cup sugar
  • One 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 3 or 4 slices of bacon
  • one 1/4 cup diced onions
  1. Cut up bacon into small pieces and fry it.
  2. Add onion and fry til it becomes translucent .
  3. Drain off any grease.
  4. Add can of beans including liquid.
  5. Add sugar and vinegar.
  6. Cook over low heat for at least 20 minutes.

Cheesecake Recipe

Now here is the big question! How do you make that cheesecake?  Both my wife and my wife's mom subscribe to Taste of Home. We have to give them credit for the amazing recipe.  You can find it here! You do have to sign up on the Taste of Home website in order to access the recipe....or you can go to Google and type in "Taste of Home Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cheesecake", and find it that way.