(Closed) I love my mom!! and what’s on YOUR menu for Thanksgiving Dinner?!

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010


Buttermilk-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Green Beans


Rolls (I’m making them)

Dessert (I’m making these too)

There will only be 5-7 of us, so it seems silly to go ALL out! But I’m spending it with A’s family, so that should be interesting.

Post # 4
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Thanksgiving is a week away! AHHHHHH.

Three words: Green Bean Casserole.

I am so eating light for the next week so I can chow next Thursday and not totally disrupt the weight loss so far.

Post # 5
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I LOVE my Mommy too!! πŸ™‚

Our T-giving menu – which usually is the same every year:

  • Turkey & gravy
  • Spanish red rice & beans
  • Potato Salad
  • Stuffing
  • Yams
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Greenbeans or greenbean casserole
  • Mashed potatoes for the hubs
  • Apple Crisp
  • Other desserts

Oh man am I HUNGRY! I just love T-giving!

Post # 6
815 posts
Busy bee

Ceviche (to start)


Stuffed Grape Leaves

Bulgur wheat w Swiss Chard

Potatoes (mashed maybe?)

Spanakopita (spinach pies)

Some kind of roasted veggie

Greek salad, maybe beet salad

Stuffing (my Boyfriend or Best Friend will make it and bring it for my BIL and himself)

–And there you have our Greek/Ecuadorian/American Thanksgiving, YUM



Post # 7
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010


Macaroni and cheese

Green bean casserole

Rice and gravy

Squash casserole

Pecan pie



Post # 8
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

This all sounds so good. Even at 10am. Now I am STARVING.

Post # 10
1757 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Thanks to my fiance’s craptastic work schedule, we can’t do Thanksgiving with family this year, so we’re doing a local Friendsgiving. Everyone is bringing something, and here’s what we’ll be having with 14 guests:

  • Veggie plate with dip (hosts)
  • Deviled eggs (me)
  • Fried turkey (friends)
  • Roasted turkey with stuffing (hosts)
  • Mashed potatoes (me)
  • Maple syrup sweet potatoes with cranberry sauce (hosts)
  • Creamed onions or New Orleans scalloped corn (hosts)
  • Green bean casserole (friends)
  • Sausage & apple dressing (friends)
  • Better than sex cake (friends)
  • Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (me)

I. Can’t. Wait. And after Thanksgiving, i get to plan what to cook for my Christmas Present Baked Goods extravaganza!

Post # 12
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’ve got 13 guests, my parents, and my dads bro and family.  SO’s parents, sibling, aunt, and grandma.  Oh, and us πŸ™‚  In my tiny townhome!


  • Veggies and cracker cheese spread (us)
  • Fruit Salsa (My aunt, it’s amazing! πŸ™‚
  • Turkey / Stuffing (SO’s parents)
  • Ham (My parents)
  • Pork and Potatoes’ (So’s parents)
  • Mashed Potatoes (SO, his specialty πŸ™‚
  • Green Bean Casserole ( My family, our tradition)
  • Rolls, Cranberry Sauce (jellied), and something else (Us)
  • Dessert (Split with SO’s family and my dads brothers family)
  • WINE ( we’ll supply but a must πŸ™‚ 

So excited to see my dad. I’ve seen my mom a few times this year but haven’t spent much time with my dad. They’re still married but my dad works in London and my mom has made it back to the US more.  I get a whole week with the 2 of them.  I’m VERY thankful for that!

Post # 14
1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

It’s just me and the FH, so I think we will be having a few things


Mashed Potatos

Green Bean Casserole

Apple Pie/Pumpkin Pie (whichever he chooses)

Post # 15
1757 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@crebre80 – A friend of mine bakes with her mom every Christmas. And when they bake, they do not screw around. Last year, they made around 420 (35 dozen) cookies. It took literally all day – I think they were baking for about 15 hours. I am nowhere near that ambitious! My fiance always gets people liquor for the holidays, since none of his friends will ever turn down a bottle of Grey Goose (or scotch/gin/pick their poison). Plus, shopping for every single person on his list only takes about a half hour. When I suggested also doing cookies, he was like “Uh, yeah – that’ll be your thing.” For all of his great qualities, he’s not exactly much of a baker πŸ™‚

Post # 16
1205 posts
Bumble bee

There will be just under 40 of us at our Thanksgiving.  (yes – my dad’s the middle of 5 and that is just Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins+spouses and kids)

We usually have 3 turkeys – smoked, roasted, spicy cajun.  We’ll also have: 

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • sweet potatoes
  • Green bean salad
  • venison
  • sausage
  • German potato salad
  • Sauerkruat
  • Salad
  • fruit salad
  • 2 kinds of dressing
  • squash casserole
  • cranberry sauce
  • rolls
  • cornbread

I know, I know – it’s insane.  Then we leave for FI’s family celebration…. omg


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