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What are you making for Thanksgiving? How are you celebrating? I want to know all of it!
Turkey and gravy
Cheesy crock pot potatoes
macaroni and cheese (home-made tradition from when my dad was a kid)
sweet potatoes and brown sugar
chocolate pudding pie
we usually have our guests bring dessert, so there will be other pies too.
this year we are having a more intimate celebration, but we usually set it up as a buffet and all our friends come and go as they please and we hang out, eat, maybe watch a movie. also, we celebrate the weekend after thanksgiving because everyone we know (including ourselves) have to work thanksgiving and black friday. retail.
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It’s likely just going to be hubby and me.
Grilled/smoked turkey (it’s a team effort, I brine the turkey…he cooks it on the charcoal grill)
Apple, sausage, cranberry stuffing.
A baked casserole of veggies (potato, broccoli, zucchini) with herb dumplings.
@rosworms: The cheesy crock pot potatoes sound yummy!
Post # 5
@rosworms: I can totally relate to the BF stress…I worked retail for the last six years (except this year and last year…I love it!) I think your menu sounds perf, are you doing homemade buttermilk biscuits?
PS what time do you have to be up on BF? First four years I was a 2 o’clocker, but the last 2 years I was a closer because I managed all the money… SO FUN
Post # 6
I will be cooking Thanksgiving dinner at my FIL’s house with help from my SIL’s.
Turkey and gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, small ham, homemade mac n cheese, dinner rolls, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, new york style cheesecake, banana pudding.
Post # 7
It will just be my SO, my cousin who’s coming to visit us, and me. My SO and I are pescetarian, and my cousin is on a low-carb diet, so here’s the tentative plan:
- Some kind of brined fish (salmon maybe?)
- Mashed cauliflower (my cousin swears it tastes just like mashed potatoes)
- Asparagus sauteed with onions and mushrooms
- Macaroni and cheese (my cousin won’t be able to eat it but this is a Thanksgiving staple that I’m not willing to compromise on, lol)
- Low-carb pumpkin custard for dessert!
Post # 8
@ChuckNorris: LOL it was your post that inspired this one. I liked your menu and wanted to see everybody else’s too. hehe.
DH is working from 4pm on Thanksgiving to 7pm on Black Friday. Yes… 28 hours. He’s a supervisor and has been authorized overtime, and he’s taking advantage of it. He’s taking a break to walk over to Perkins for pancakes in the middle of it.
I work overnights, so I’ll be working overnight on Thanksgiving night. I get off at 6am on Black Friday morning. I got Friday and Saturday off, so that’s nice.
DH is making the buttermilk biscuits. It’s the only thing I let him do in the kitchen, LOL, and he’s very proud of them.
Post # 9
We are hosting our first Thanksgiving!! But it will actually be a fmily made meal 🙂 My parents are here visiting from MA and his parents and aunt will drive down from New Bern
We are having:
Turkey (my step dad will make)
Stuffing (my step dad will make)
Dairy free Mashed potatoes (hubby will make)
Dairy free green bean casserole (hubby will make)
Dairy free corn bread muffins (I will make)
Mac and Cheese (mom will make)
Salad (I will make)
Honeyed Carrots (I will make)
Bells Chocolate Cake (MIL will make)
Fruit (aunt will bring)
I have a dairy allergy so we have to be very careful about the foods that come into our house and how they are made and what I can have so we stick to making those items ourselves. OUr daughter loves my moms mac and cheese and can’t wait to have it when ever she visits so that is her special treat 🙂 and the chocolate cake is my hsbands favorite dessert so he gets that!
Post # 10
Reading this post makes me hungry!!
I’m cooking for my fiance and I, and a friend from college who isn’t able to go back to Cali for TG. The menu so far:
Gluten free baked Mac n Cheese (fiance doesn’t eat it so I may have a whole dish to myself!!)
Sauteed green beans
Appetizers: Veggies and ranch dip, also crab artichoke dip, crackers and shrimp cocktail
Post # 11
@rosworms: Could I have the recipe for “Cheesy Crock Pot Potatoes”?
What’s “Bell’s Chocolate Cake”?
Post # 12
@specialsundae: I don’t even know how to begin to explain it! It is layers of chocalate cake with layers of white icing stuff with some sort of nut and coconut mixture mixed in (I think!) in between and then spread all over the top and sides. It may have a different name other places, I have learned that things in the south have different names on occaision 🙂
Post # 13
Cheesy Crock Pot Potatoes
2 2lbs bags of frozen hashbrowns
1 stick butter
8 oz sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
3 to 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 small to medium onion
Melt butter with chopped onion. Add pepper and “a lot” of seasoning salt.
Once butter is melted, add sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and cheese. Melt together while stirring.
Add hashbrowns (this makes it hard to stir, just warning you). Stir.
Dump it into the crock pot and cook for 3 hours on high.
This used to be an Easter staple growing up, but I made it for DH once and he wants it for every holiday now.
Post # 14
@notevenclose: Thanks! It sounds yummy. 🙂
That looks yummy. Not for every day, but yummy.
Post # 15
There will only be 3 of us so I’m not sure why I’m making so much food but this is it:
Brined turkey breast
Cornbread and sausage dressing
Sweet and spicy sweet potatoes
Greenbeans with almonds
Cherry or strawberry-rhubarb pie
Post # 16
Well looks like it will be just me and DH, which means we will have leftovers for like a year, but here’s our menu:
Turkey (of course!) with sausage stuffing
Sweet potato casserole with grapefruit
Green beans with cranberries and curry powder
Scalloped oysters (it’s tradition in my family and my favorite part of the meal)
Berry pie ( store bought- we decided to cheat on that) with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream
Man just reading that makes me hungry! This will be a weird thanksgiving because I’m used to like 25-30 people all weekend so I’m super stoked we decided to do the full meal at least