Thanksgiving — What's on the menu?

posted 9 months ago in Holidays
Post # 2
9538 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

You are doing so much!

It’s just me and the husband for Thanksgiving this year. I’m thrilled to not be traveling and to just chill out at home with my husband and dog. Oh and my husband has been working on building us a new dining room table which should be done just in time for Thanksgiving!

We will be keeping it pretty basic:


Mashed Potatoes

Cranberry Sauce


Crescent Rolls

Brussels sprouts sautéed with bacon

Pumpkin Pie

Post # 3
75 posts
Worker bee

SO and I are going to my parent’s house on Wednesday, and we typically have:

Roasted Turkey, cornbread casserole, green beans with bacon, mashed potatoes and gravy, made from scratch stuffing, yams, cranberry sauce, rolls, pumpkin and pecan pie, 

At SO’s grandmother’s house on Thursday we’ll have:

Turkey, roasted ham, hot dogs, deviled eggs, hot potato salad, macaroni and cheese, broccoli and cheese casserole, different olives, yams and about 7 different desserts probably.

Safe to say this is the time of year where my diet and clean eating go out the window! I would love to have a low key thanksgiving like hikingbride.

Post # 4
2917 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

My husband and I are going to his mom’s place, they’ll do all the cooking. This is the first year we’ve had dinner with them (we usually hang w/ them during the day, then see my fam) so I don’t really know what to expect.

Stuffing and mashed potatoes are my jam, I don’t really give a shit about the turkey so I hope those two dishes turn out well. I offered to make them… but was denied lol.

We’ll do a dinner with my mom and sister the next day, my mom requested a big italian feast rather than traditional stuff. So meatballs, risotto, some veggie sides, bread. 

Post # 6
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - City, State

Pretty straightforward here:

– Roasted cod instead of turkey (pescatarians)

– Skin-on mashed potatoes

– Baked mac n’ cheese

– Green beans almondine

– Grilled squash with kale and wild rice (this is SO GOOD)

– Pie. Probably one peach, one pecan.

– Ice cream/sorbet (with the peie)

– Wine, wine, and more wine!


We are also going to a Friendsgiving the morning of, so I’m not sure what they’ll have. I was asked to bring a “sweet finger food,” so I’m making cookie dough dip. Can’t wait!

Post # 7
2959 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

We moved halfway across the country and can’t travel this year. Unless my husbands sister and her family drive down, it’ll just be me, hubby and our daughter. She’s REALLY bummed (our 11 y/o) and it’s totally gotten me out of the festive holiday mood. I typically cook a HUGE spread and family visits and we literally do nothing but cook and eat for days. I love doing it. Normal menu if it’s all of us:

Ham glazed with brown sugar and pineapple


Noodles (frozen Reames egg noodles. A tradition for us)

Slow cooker stuffing – Amazing for freeing up oven space! My husband would also murder me if I didn’t make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Green beans


Mashed potatoes and turkey gravy

Baked Beans

Homemade baked macaroni and cheese

Sweet potato soufflé

Copycat Texas Roadhouse rolls and cinnamon butter – To. Die. For. 

Various desserts, but typically blackberry cobbler, chocolate cream pie, pumpkin pie and pecan pie. Maybe an apple crisp or peach cobbler too. And I usually make peanut butter fudge for my sister in law. And persimmon pudding if I can get pulp from Indiana where we’re from! It’s a midwestern/Ohio valley thing. Lol

Told ya….days of eating….lol And I make it all from scratch, myself, aside from the noodles. So sad it’ll just be the three of us this year. There’s no way we can eat all of that!!! Lol


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