Our first thanksgiving together. What to make?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would make teensy tinsy portions of everything! Ham, turkey, green bean casserole, stuffing, potatoes, and LOTS of rolls with butter!

And TONS of dessert! Apple pie and pumpkin pie and generally a new dessert recipe (I think cranberry streusel this year)

Post # 4
1343 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You could get a roasted chicken from a supermarket! They’re little and you wont have any hassle! 

I always make ritzy broccoli for my DH because that’s what his mom used to make. Also, sasuage stuffing, cranberries, sweet potato pie, yeast rolls! 

Somehow in my household I always get roped into making baked potato soup…no idea why. My family goes nuts over my soups! 


Post # 5
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MissHarleyBlue:  How exciting!!!!! All of your ideas are great and some things my family makes every year are 

Sweet potatoe casserole (with lots of brown sugar!) 

Yeast rolls and cornbread

Corn casserole 

As for the meat they sell slices of roasted turkey at supermarkets like wegmans and harris teeter (two geographically different stores, not sure where you are!)  so you could do some slices or a pound or however much of turkey and then the same of chicken! 


Post # 7
1234 posts
Bumble bee

@MissHarleyBlue:  It shouldn’t be that hard to scale down green bean casserole and mashed potatoes (or stuffing, but that depends on how you make it). 

In my family traditional fare includes a meat (usually ham, but we have done turkey and will this year), mac and cheese, green bean casserole, collards, devilled eggs, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, and desserts like pecan pie, lemon cake, or brownies. 

Post # 8
1234 posts
Bumble bee

Forgot to add we’re changing it up a little this year since we have bulk-sized cans of corn and feild peas on hand, so we’re gonna cook up some feild peas and find something to make with corn, like a casserole or something. We’re also gonna have corn muffins. 

Post # 9
1588 posts
Bumble bee

You don’t have to do a whole turkey.  If he likes white meat, just buy the turkey breast,  You can also often buy the legs separately if he likes dark meat. 

roasted veggies – potatos, sweet potatos, carrots, turnips,

cream cheese (creamed) corn

homemade cranberry sauce


Post # 10
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Super easy:  Whole baked yams.  Just rinse, poke holes and bake (on a sheet because they drip) for about an hour.  They’re delicious, and you can garnish with desired amounts of butter and brown sugar. 

Post # 11
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MissHarleyBlue:  omggg!!! us too! its our first thanksgiving as a married couple! so we are hosting our first thanksgiving at our apartment, and my in laws will be coming.

So far, this is our menu

Turkey (we all love it)

Mashed potatos

Baked potatos (my FIL loves them so i have to have both!)


I am going to ask MIL to make string bean casserole cuz she makes it good

Zucchini pie (this is a recipe thats been in my family for over 20 years)

Sauteed broccoli

I think thats it for now, its only gonna be 4 people. I am anticipating a lt of left overs, and I plan to give a lot fo my in laws. My FIL works for the sanitation dept so I know he will appreciate a few lunches out of them to take with him while he is working

Post # 13
3519 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@MissHarleyBlue:  What fun!  I second the ideas to get a turkey breast already roasted.  If you don’t eat it, you could always get a ham steak and bake it with a little brown sugar on top.  Since you’ve already got green bean casserole, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, I’d just round it out with some buttered corn or glazed carrots and some cranberry sauce.  You’d have a very pretty, colorful spread.

Post # 14
761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Candied yams are tasty. Especially with pineapples and cherries on top. Yuuum… 🙂

My mom mixes apples in her stove top stuffing, and it tastes amazing.

Post # 16
5087 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@lolita39:  how do you make baked potato soup?

Recipe please 😀 

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