(Closed) Another Thanksgiving post (What sides are essential)

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

mmmm green bean casserole of course! with the french onions! – id be fine with just that and turkey

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Green bean casserole is my absolute favorite! Aside from the mashed potatoes of course!Smile

 

-we always do a chocolate pie (it’s my grandmother’s recipe) and a well-known favorite! And of course coffee and such.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We have the same menu every year. The same menu as you, except sub kielbasa and sauerkraut for the green bean casserole and sweet potatoes

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Turkey, Gravy, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread, Fresh Cranberry sauce, some kind of Sweet Potato dish (never with marshmellows though), Pecan Pie. I think there’s usually a green bean dish but its not a must. When I’m home for thanksgiving my mom always bakes pearl onions in heavy cream and its amazing.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Our menu: 

Turkey 

Stuffing (cornbread, not bread)

Mashed potatoes and gravy

Green Bean Casserole (with the french’s onions, of course)

Candied Yams

Rolls

Cranberry sauce (always canned – I like the jellied kind, not the one with actual bits of cranberries in it LOL)

Pumpkin Pie

Usually an apple or cherry pie, or a chocolate mousse pie of some sort, occasionally a lemon meringue pie

And we have veggies and dips out for appetizers, along with black and green olives, and depending on how many people, we will have crackers/cheese type stuff out also.

 

….and now I’m hungry!Tongue out

 

ETA: forgot about the Pecan pie.  Fiance’s favorite!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole (without marshmallows), mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, rolls, cranberry sauce, butternut squash, brussel sprouts with bacon (yummmmmm!!) and some type of pumpkin dessert.  (This year it is pumpkin custard!)

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

We have the same as pretty much everyone, Turkey, dressing, cranberries (from the can of course with the ridges and all), the green bean casserole, rolls, and Champ, (mashed potatoes with buttermilk and green onions omg delish)

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was hoping someone would start a thread like this! Although now I’m super hungry for Thanksgiving food, lol.

My two sides of the family and FI’s family all have very different foods and a lot don’t overlap, so I’ll just list all the foods that are essential to me personally throughout the day ๐Ÿ˜‰

Turkey

Ham

Mashed potatoes and gravy

Cheesy potatoes

Corn

Carrot sticks

Any kind of broccoli casserole

Dinner rolls

Pumpin pie

Apple pie

Various delicious desserts ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My menu is just like yours; nothing else needed! Must be an Ohio thing. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am more on the traditional side; I don’t care for fancy side dishes like brussel sprouts, asparagus etc.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Turkey

Stuffing

Green Bean Casserole (the kind with fried onions)

A sweet potato dish (sometimes with brown sugar, sometimes marshmallows, depends on how Mother-In-Law feels like preparing it)

Corn Flan

Cranberry sauce (homemade, not from a can)

Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Squash–I’m not sure what exactly is in it, but she boils peeled, cubed squash with butter, stock, cream, salt, pepper and parm cheese. It’s always the first dish gone. 

Oyster dressing (oysters, cheese, butter and breadcrumbs)

Creamed Pearl Onions 

Rolls

Pumpkin/Sweet Potato/Apple Pies 

This year I’m making the rolls and sweet potato and apple pies. 

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I always make my caramelized shallot and pancetta roasted brussel sprouts.  Plus noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, and rolls.  I usually make another veggie too, kind of play that one by ear.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m obsessed with making fancy mac and cheeses.  Last year, it had white cheddar, Jarlsburg, and fontina in it with pancetta and panko on top.  This year it will have bacon throughout, and a mix of cheddar and smoked gouda.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@LGenz: that pearl onion dish sounds intriguing. Perhaps you could share Mom’s recipe?

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