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

posted 9 years ago in Cooking
Post # 19
2268 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We always do potluck since we have 4 local families coming together.

I’m making pumpkin cheesecake (1st timer, hoping for the best)

and corn casserole

hoping that somebody else makes some good potatoes!

My mom is making turkey and stuffing

SIL is making apple crisp, green bean casserole, and glazed carrots.

Sister is making bread and…..something else. Hopefully potatoes! 🙂

Post # 20
5229 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

We’re vegetarians and it’ll be just the two of us this year since I’m now off travel as my due date approaches and family is 5.5 hours away. Normally, we’d have a field roast, but we’re doing sides-only this year. All items will be made at homr from scratch:

  • creamed spinach
  • orange-scented cranberry sauce
  • garlic mashed potatoes
  • stuffing
  • brussels sprouts with pecans and cranberries
  • bread

Butternut squash soup is still a possibility, but it just might be too much with all the rest for just 2 people.

Post # 21
5229 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@kala_way:  Make the cheesecake at least a day in advance if not more. Cheesecake gets better after a few days in the fridge.

Post # 22
2268 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@mrsSonthebeach:  Thanks! I was planning to do it on Wednesday afternoon but maybe I’ll do it tomorrow instead! Guess that gives me time in case I mess it up too!

Post # 23
1297 posts
Bumble bee

It’s just me and my SO this year. I’m making:

  • mixed greens salad with goat cheese, candied pecans, and honey balsamic vinegrette
  • herb & garlic cornish hens (I didn’t want to make a turkey for just the 2 of us)
  • goat cheese & rosemary mashed sweet potatoes
  • stuffing
  • garlic pepper green beans
  • apple cobbler

I can’t wait!

Post # 24
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce

mashed potatoes



mac and cheese

corn pudding


collard greens

apple pie

cheesecake brownies

Do you think I can make the corn pudding the day before and reheat?

Post # 25
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not hosting but I am responsible for all sides to take to my moms. Our menu consists of…



Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized onions with pancetta and rosemary herbed stuffing

Sweet potato cupcakes with toasted marshmallow frosting

Broccoli and cheese casserole

Creamed corn casserole

Twice baked butternut squash

Cranberry sauce

Finger rolls

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