(Closed) Share your Thanksgiving menu

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are hosting for the whole extended family and our menu includes: 2 turkeys, ham, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, cauliflower with white gravy, mashed ‘tatoes, green beans, asparagus, two kinds of corn, and dinner rolls.  For dessert we’ll have pumpkin muffins, cranberry bread, pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie and coconut cream pie.  Oh and we’ll also have picky food out to start with- chips, pretzels, crackers, cheese, veggies, 6 different dips.  I can’t wait- it all sounds sooooo good.

Post # 4
2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My cohort and I are getting together for a friendsgiving. So far we have a turkey with stuffing and gravy, cranberry sauce, zucchini and squash gratin, deviled eggs both southern-style and otherwise, hash brown casserole, macaroni and cheese, spinach dip, red-skinned potatoes, salad, and an array of desserts. Should be awesome.

Also, copious amounts of wine.

Post # 5
6824 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberries, sweet potatoes, probably some kind of vegetable.  Then pumpkin pie and apple pie.  This year will be at my In laws.


Post # 6
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Appetizer: not decided


Turkey, duh! (I went wild and got an organic pasteur raised one)

Fresh Corn soup with truffle oil

these crispy taster loaf http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2011/04/crispy-potato-roast/#more-7378

roasted asparagus with miso butter

wilted spinach with cranberries and roasted pumpkin in a light garlic cream sauce



EDIT: forgot some homemade ciabatta bread and canned jellied cranberry sauce


Dessert: Darling Husband is making and its undecided. possibly a cheesecake mouse cake with a ganache


Post # 7
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I am cooking for 8 adults (maybe 10) and 3 children (maybe 6) so my menu is

Appetizers; Artichoke dip, white pizza dip and bloomin onion bread

Dinner: A ham, at least 2 turkeys (yay for a turkey frier!), hot and spicy cranberrypear chutney, creamed collards, two cheese squash casserole mashed potatoes, apple and sausage stuffing, green bean casserole, harvest mashed potatoes and rolls.

Dessert: crockpot hot chocolate, apple crisp pizza, pumpkin pie dip and chocolate trifle.

That’s what I am making, there are a few other things people have volunteered to bring like pumpkin pie and corn pudding and such. I will be busy Thursday, that’s for sure though!


Post # 8
1487 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We have deviled eggs, vegetables and cheese dip, pickles/olives, turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, Hawaiian rolls, cranberry stuff, pumpkin and apple pie.

I think my sister is also bringing squash this year.

I am going to eat everything.  I seriously can’t wait.

Post # 9
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re not hosting this year but the menu at my parents’ will be: 

  • Turkey (probably a breast, no one likes dark meat) with gravy
  • Stuffing
  • Mashed potatoes
  • MIL’s sweet potatoes
  • Some green veggie (this is on me, so maybe sauteed kale or green beans with bacon)
  • Butternut squash, if I make it
  • Dinner rolls, if I make them
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Other dessert TBD, maybe apple pie?

Post # 10
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Thanksgiving is the BEST!!  The menu: Turkey, turkey, turkey!  (Free range, home grown!), mashed taters and gravy, stuffing (with pecans, dried apricots, sausage), cranberry sauce, candied sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, probably another veggie, mulled wine, and some homemade dinner rolls (maybe Martha’s turkey tail ones), pecan pie, pumpkin pie. . . .

Seriously the best holiday ever.  (And you get to decorate for Christmas right after.)

Post # 11
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We’re frying a turkey this year (WOOT!).  We’re also going to have mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, stuffing (well, Stove Top), peas, asparagus, cranberry sauce, bread of some sort (probably crescent rolls), gravy, and pumpkin pie.  

Post # 12
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

For dinner: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, mashed sweet potato casserole w/ pecans on top, big salad w/ hard boiled eggs, cranberry sauce, green beens, buttered corn, homemade bread and crescent rolls.

For dessert: Apple crunch (basically apple pie in a bigger pan!), pumpkin pie, and homemade whipped cream!

Then on Saturday, I’m making a big meal just for Darling Husband & I. Ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, honey carrots, buttered corn, & rolls. 

Post # 13
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I can’t wait! Our menu includes mimosas, cheese ball w/ crackers, celery sticks w/ pimento cheese and walnut filling (I don’t like these but my mom loves them), and olives for appetizers, then for dinner turkey of course, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, deviled eggs and crescent rolls and then pumpkin pie and rice pudding for dessert. Yum!

Post # 14
1994 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Well me and the SO will be having a very lonely Thanksgiving this year.  We were going to host his mom and my siblings, but things got all screwed up.  Its just been a bad time for everyone! We live several hours from both our families and no one can make it.  On top of that, my SO will have to go in for work that evening, so after 6:00pm it’s just me and the dogs. Cry

We’ve decided we’re still cooking though.  We will do: Ham, Macaroni, Shrimp & Asparagus Casserole, Corn pudding, and rolls.  For Dessert we are making a pumpkin cheesecake.  I can’t wait to get in the kitchen with my baby, to cook this meal!

Post # 15
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

RAWR! I just got back from the grocery store with my Thanksgiving goodies ready to go, and I realized I forgot the most important-to-me thing: Cranberry sauce! WAH! Darn it, I was trying to avoid the clusters of excessive shoppers. Grr.

My Menu:

Turkey (original, eh?)

Brussels Sprouts for roasting

Cauliflower (Mashed potato substitute)

Butternut Squash


Ingredients to make Corn bread

Ingredients to make Black Bottom Cupcakes

Carrots for soufflet

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin bread



Cat food (because it’s a holiday for the meow in my house too)

Post # 16
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@SincerelyShe:  Same boat here. My Dh must work, his industry never sleeps. But I intend to surprise him with din-din! He just doesn’t know it yet. I will also bring a pie for all his coworkers to enjoy.

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