Post # 1
She’s just so incredibly cute!! She calleed me last week to remind me to tell my stepdad happy birthday (he was out of town on business) and then she forgets his cell phone number, which I had forgotten and says “it’s the little basketball thing on my screen hang on a sec let me see” lol!! (she has t-mobile and it’s one of her my fave icons)
So today she emails me and says, she loves pix from an event I had this weekend, and asks what I’m cooking for Thanksgiving, umm really? I need to cook something oh sh!t that’s right I’m an adult I can’t just go over someone else’s house and veg out.
I wish I could go home for Thanksgiving, my mom and I were never uber close but when I’m away from home I miss her like crazy lol!!
So my menu is..
Engagement Chicken/Roasted Chicken since I don’t really like turkey
Mac and Cheese
Dressing (mom has to send the recipe)
Fettucini with crawfish (any recipes are welcomed for the alfredo sauce)
Lemon meringue pie (mom’s recipe)
Post # 3
Buttermilk-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Rolls (I’m making them)
Dessert (I’m making these too)
There will only be 5-7 of us, so it seems silly to go ALL out! But I’m spending it with A’s family, so that should be interesting.
Post # 4
Thanksgiving is a week away! AHHHHHH.
Three words: Green Bean Casserole.
I am so eating light for the next week so I can chow next Thursday and not totally disrupt the weight loss so far.
Post # 5
I LOVE my Mommy too!! 🙂
Our T-giving menu – which usually is the same every year:
- Turkey & gravy
- Spanish red rice & beans
- Potato Salad
- Cranberry Sauce
- Greenbeans or greenbean casserole
- Mashed potatoes for the hubs
- Apple Crisp
- Other desserts
Oh man am I HUNGRY! I just love T-giving!
Post # 6
Ceviche (to start)
Stuffed Grape Leaves
Bulgur wheat w Swiss Chard
Potatoes (mashed maybe?)
Spanakopita (spinach pies)
Some kind of roasted veggie
Greek salad, maybe beet salad
Stuffing (my Boyfriend or Best Friend will make it and bring it for my BIL and himself)
–And there you have our Greek/Ecuadorian/American Thanksgiving, YUM
Post # 8
This all sounds so good. Even at 10am. Now I am STARVING.
Post # 9
roddy bride, quick stat need the recipe for your apple crisp!! i don’t know how many folks there will be at my house, but i will definitely have food to take somewhere else (to m’s family, after all i want to solidify the fact that i’m a keeper :P) most of his family will be out of town for his cousin’s wedding though…
Post # 10
Thanks to my fiance’s craptastic work schedule, we can’t do Thanksgiving with family this year, so we’re doing a local Friendsgiving. Everyone is bringing something, and here’s what we’ll be having with 14 guests:
- Veggie plate with dip (hosts)
- Deviled eggs (me)
- Fried turkey (friends)
- Roasted turkey with stuffing (hosts)
- Mashed potatoes (me)
- Maple syrup sweet potatoes with cranberry sauce (hosts)
- Creamed onions or New Orleans scalloped corn (hosts)
- Green bean casserole (friends)
- Sausage & apple dressing (friends)
- Better than sex cake (friends)
- Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (me)
I. Can’t. Wait. And after Thanksgiving, i get to plan what to cook for my Christmas Present Baked Goods extravaganza!
Post # 11
@crebre – I haven’t made it yet but I am planning on using the Old Fashioned Apple Crisp recipe from the Barefoot Contessa – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/old-fashioned-apple-crisp-recipe/index.html
It got a lot of great ratings.
Post # 12
We’ve got 13 guests, my parents, and my dads bro and family. SO’s parents, sibling, aunt, and grandma. Oh, and us 🙂 In my tiny townhome!
- Veggies and cracker cheese spread (us)
- Fruit Salsa (My aunt, it’s amazing! 🙂
- Turkey / Stuffing (SO’s parents)
- Ham (My parents)
- Pork and Potatoes’ (So’s parents)
- Mashed Potatoes (SO, his specialty 🙂
- Green Bean Casserole ( My family, our tradition)
- Rolls, Cranberry Sauce (jellied), and something else (Us)
- Dessert (Split with SO’s family and my dads brothers family)
- WINE ( we’ll supply but a must 🙂
So excited to see my dad. I’ve seen my mom a few times this year but haven’t spent much time with my dad. They’re still married but my dad works in London and my mom has made it back to the US more. I get a whole week with the 2 of them. I’m VERY thankful for that!
Post # 13
@redherring: we’re doing christmas present baked goodies too!! my son wants to do santa cookies with sprinkles lol!! i want to do peanut brittle and m loves chocolate chip cookies so i think i’ll do all three!! i have never attempted to do so many things from scratch but hey it’s only food right?!
Post # 14
It’s just me and the FH, so I think we will be having a few things
Green Bean Casserole
Apple Pie/Pumpkin Pie (whichever he chooses)
Post # 15
@crebre80 – A friend of mine bakes with her mom every Christmas. And when they bake, they do not screw around. Last year, they made around 420 (35 dozen) cookies. It took literally all day – I think they were baking for about 15 hours. I am nowhere near that ambitious! My fiance always gets people liquor for the holidays, since none of his friends will ever turn down a bottle of Grey Goose (or scotch/gin/pick their poison). Plus, shopping for every single person on his list only takes about a half hour. When I suggested also doing cookies, he was like “Uh, yeah – that’ll be your thing.” For all of his great qualities, he’s not exactly much of a baker 🙂
Post # 16
There will be just under 40 of us at our Thanksgiving. (yes – my dad’s the middle of 5 and that is just Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins+spouses and kids)
We usually have 3 turkeys – smoked, roasted, spicy cajun. We’ll also have:
- Mashed Potatoes
- sweet potatoes
- Green bean salad
- German potato salad
- fruit salad
- 2 kinds of dressing
- squash casserole
- cranberry sauce
I know, I know – it’s insane. Then we leave for FI’s family celebration…. omg