Post # 1
Ahhhh I’m so excited! I’m working on the apple pie right now (thank god for the slicer on my food processor) and then I’m making the fresh green bean casserole, fudge, and lots of other goodies.
What are you guys planning for thanksgiving? 😀
Post # 3
@RenoSweeney24: It my first as a host too!! And we have the same wedding date 🙂
I am very excited! My sister is spending the night tonight and we are waking up and starting the turkey and homemade pies! I am so thankful i have her- if i didnt i would probably be a nervous wreck! lol!
Hope your’s goes great
Post # 4
@RenoSweeney24: I LOVE the slicer on my food processor lol! I’ve got a brined turkey, sausage stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potato cobbler, cheesy broccoli casserole, honey balsamic roasted butternut squash, cranberry apple chutney, and a pumpkin cheesecake. I spent the last couple of days doing prep (making stock, brining the turkey, cutting veggies, making cheese sauce, etc), so that tomorrow I just have to roast the bird and do some light cooking.
Post # 5
@RenoSweeney24: ME TOO!!!!! I am soo soo excited!!! I am making the turkey, homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, yeast rolls, pumpkin bread, apple pie cookies, and mini pumpkin pies! DH’s family is brining corn pudding, sweet potato casserole, butter beans, string beans, and stuffing and carrot cake.
Post # 6
Mine too! I’m making everything, I wanted our parents to have a nice, relaxing holiday for a change. I’ve done a lot of prep already, so basically I just have to do the turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy tomorrow.
Post # 7
This isn’t our first year cooking Thanksgiving, but it is our first year cooking for other people on Thanksgiving! The last few years we’ve cooked the whole shebang for just the 2 of us.. this year we’re cooking for 7.. I’m not scared though!
We’ll be serving turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, greenbean casserole, cauliflower & cheese, candied yams, rolls and pumpkin pie. And lots of wine 🙂
Post # 8
@housebee: Very nice! I’m also brining my turkey! 🙂
The whole meal plan is:
pre-dinner: various snacks including cheeses and crackers
Marshmallow salad (I know it’s sort of dessert, but growing up we usually had it like before dinner and after dinner soooo lol)
Leek and Olive tart
Green bean casserole (sans cream of mushroom soup! all from scratch)
Turkey obviously 😉
Cornbread, apple, and sausage stuffing
Biscuits and rolls
Homemade strawberry ice cream 😀
All but the biscuits, rolls, crackers, and cheese (and marshmallow salad… obviously) are from scratch 🙂
Post # 9
@RenoSweeney24: We’re only having one guest, so I didn’t do ALL the dishes I wanted to.
Post # 10
@RenoSweeney24: I’ve never heard of marshmallow salad, but it sounds really good! I agree with making side dishes from scratch, I tried to use canned soup one year and it came out super salty.
Post # 11
@housebee: It’s like ambrosia… sans sour cream? 🙂 Marshmallows, fruit cocktail drained, extra maraschino cherries, other fruits, and cool whip. 🙂
Post # 12
OMG onions hate me. I swear my eyes are going to fall out from watering so much. LOL
Post # 13
Hell must be the devil forcing you to chop onions all day everyday.
Post # 14
Thanksgiving was amazing and a huge hit. This was my 5th year hosting the day and we look forward to Thanksgiving all year. We had:
Brined Turkey with herbed butter… so moist and delicious
Garlic and herb Mashed potaoes
Green beans in a cream of mushroom sauce
Tuna pasta salad
Mac and cheese
There were about 18 of us and people also brought a dish, as is tradition. I hosted next door at my mil’s as her dining area is bigger than mine. My mil made corn bread, salad and corn pudding to go with coffee.
Dh’s cousin and her hubby borught chicken enchiladas.
Dh’s other cousin brought a plantain and tuna salad.
Dh’s cousin in law brought her famous spaghetti.
We had a ton of dessert. I made 5 LOL: cheesecake bites, Apple pie, 7 layer magic bars, Oreo truffles and Banana nut raisin bread. My 13 year old son made turkeys out of oreo cookies and chocolate…it was a big hit. And my mil’s friend made her famous cheesecake.
Everything was super delicious and we all ate until we were too stuffed to eat any more. I have some leftovers and look forward to eating Thanksgiving feast for a few days.