(Closed) Thanksgiving Hosts/Hostesses! Share your menu and plans!

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Post # 4
1954 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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.

Cranberry sauce.


Pumpkin pie.

@rosworms:  The cheesy crock pot potatoes sound yummy!

Post # 5
4053 posts
Honey bee

@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
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
2604 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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 # 9
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We are hosting our first Thanksgiving!! But it will actually be a fmily made meal ๐Ÿ™‚  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 ๐Ÿ™‚  and the chocolate cake is my hsbands favorite dessert so he gets that!

Post # 10
14 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

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:


Candied Yams

Collard Greens

Gluten free baked Mac n Cheese (fiance doesn’t eat it so I may have a whole dish to myself!!)

Sauteed green beans

Cherry Cobbler

Appetizers: Veggies and ranch dip, also crab artichoke dip, crackers and shrimp cocktail

Post # 11
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@rosworms:  Could I have the recipe for “Cheesy Crock Pot Potatoes”?

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@notevenclose:  What’s “Bell’s Chocolate Cake”?

Post # 12
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@notevenclose:  Thanks! It sounds yummy. ๐Ÿ™‚

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@rosworms:  That looks yummy. Not for every day, but yummy.

Post # 15
1071 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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

Turkey gravy

Sweet and spicy sweet potatoes

Mashed potatoes

Cabbage casserole

Greenbeans with almonds



Cherry or strawberry-rhubarb pie

Post # 16
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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

Corn pudding

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

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