Post # 1
We are hosting our first Thanksgiving this year!!!!! 🙂 So exciting! There will be 6 of us. DH and myself, MIL and her FI, and GMIL and her husband.
Each state and family is different in what they typically serve. What do you have?
We live in NC and we are having:
Turkey with homemade gravy
Homemade Mashed potatoes
Butter beans or Lima Beans whatever you want to call it
Sweet Potato casserole
Homemade sweet rolls
Dressing…or stuffing again whatever you want to call it
Homemade apple butter for rolls and/or pumpkin bread
Post # 3
oyster stuffing and regular stuffing
homemade cranberry sauce (cranberries are straight from the bog!)
roasted veggies and carrots
rolls with butter
TONS of desserts and appys
Post # 4
2 turkeys – 1 fried and 1 roasted
I can’t stop thinking about Thanksgiving – 2 weeks from today! I love it
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
I love Thanksgiving! I’ll be 39 weeks pregnant, so I’m hoping LO hangs out long enough for me to enjoy it. We live in the DC area but are from Indiana and Florida.
Tofurky with roasted potatoes, carrots, onions
Mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy
Mashed sweet potatoes
I make everything from scratch, except the tofurky, because I’m vegan. It’s all so stinkin’ yummy.
Post # 6
Tagging this for ideas, I don’t have all of our sides figured out yet lol. This is what I’ve got so far:
stuffing (apple sausage)
mashed potatoes (I like using yukon golds)
sweet potato cobbler
cheesy broccoli casserole
Still have to figure out some more veggie dishes, bake some rolls (yeast rolls maybe?) and do some sort of cranberry thing.
Post # 7
@Mrs. Gremmlin: What does Tofurky taste like?!
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
We’re probably staying home this year since we’re still recovering from the wedding. We will likely extend an invitation to his parents and my dad & stepmom to join us but it should still be a quiet affair.
Dinner will consist of Roasted Buttered Herb Turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing (haven’t decided on the recipe yet), and chocolate bourbon pecan pie. I make everything from scratch for Thanksgiving. It’s my time to shine in the kitchen because even though my husband cooks most meals year round, he hasn’t quite mastered getting a large meal with many sides together at one time.
We are also attending a Thanksgiving party with friends where I will make a second chocolate bourbon pecan pie and, depending on what meat I can get hands on, bison or elk meatball poppers (meatballs stuffed with mozarella and jalapenos then wrapped in bacon and glazed with teriyaki sauce.)
Post # 9
I’m hosting a big family Thanksgiving this year!! Last year we hosted my parents then went to his parent’s house for a second dinner. This year it’s all on me! I am SO EXCITED!!
– Lemon Garlic Roasted Turkey (my famous recipe!)
– Butternut Squash and Bacon Sourdough Stuffing
– White Wine Gravy
– Homemade Orange Cranberry Sauce
– Sherry Soaked Green Bean Casserole
– Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust
– Apple Pie Pops
*Can you tell I watch too much Food Network??
Post # 10
@thenextmrsi: Im on pinterest too much! lol I swear I make 1-2 things a week from Pinterest.
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
@jesssamesssa: haha! I don’t know how to describe it. It’s really cute, and it comes stuffed with stuffing. It doesn’t taste like turkey, from what I’m told, but my omni husband, uncle, cousin, sister-in-law and neices say it’s almost good– and eat a slice along with their turkey. Well, my husband likes it (it’s been Thanksgiving for the past 4 years). It’s not a block of tofu or anything like that. Hm, clearly I need to prepare a better answer! It’s worth a try if you have some vegetarian friends!
Post # 12
All your thanksgiving food sounds so good bees.
Post # 13
FI and I are picking up our thanksgiving meal from a local restaurant that specializes in locally sourced slow roasted meats and carribean/soul food. Our menu is
Lightly Smoked & Roasted Free Range Turkey*
Glazed Berkshire Ham*
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy*
Sage & Onion Dressing
Sweet Corn Pudding
Fresh Cranberry Sauce*
Cabbage & Apple Coleslaw*
Cornbread & Potato Rolls
Freshly Baked Cookies*
and I plan on making apple cheesecake.
Post # 14
@Eckle: yum! Apple cheesecake!!! I found a receipe for EggNog Cheesecake today. I text my husband about it. He loves EggNog. He told I have to make it for Thanksgiving now. That would be 4 desserts. Oh boy!
Post # 15
@jesssamesssa: The cheesecake is technically FI’s birthday cake. The poor guy’s birthday is black friday and he works retail 🙁
Post # 16
Turkey and Ham
Sweet potato casserole
Green bean casserole
Hot apple cider/milk/coffee/soda/whatever you want!
Pumpkin cream cheese cheesecake (my recipe and dessert)…and a pile full of other desserts everyone brings.