My First Thanksgiving (as a host)!

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@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
8389 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@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
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
3506 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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 # 10
8389 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@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 # 14
2690 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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


BBQ carrots


Zucchini Curry


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.


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