(Closed) What are you doing for the other Thanksgiving meal?

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Do a big breakfast (make a quiche or somelike like a french toast casserole).  If your breakfast has lost of protein, that should keep everyone full till late in the afternon/dinner time.

I have honestly never had lunch on Thanksgiving day…..

Post # 4
4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@Rock Hugger:  +1

Lunch and a big dinner is way too much. Do a nice breakfast and leave it at that.

We usually make homemade doughnuts on the morning of Thanksgiving. It isn’t much, but it ensures we’re hungry enough to eat the massive amount of food at dinner.

Post # 5
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I usually make a hamburger casserole or cabbage soup and we munch on those all weekend. I honestly prefer small foods leading up to or after big event meals. Small sandwiches, pinwheels, veggies, stuff like that. 

Post # 6
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@smg5281:  We usually do a basic breakfast and Thanksgiving LUNCH that turns into dinner. 

Post # 7
4149 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We do appetizers during the early part of the day and then the big meal in the mid-afternoon.

Post # 8
133 posts
Blushing bee

Put out some picky foods that they can mounch on throughout the day, cheese and crackers, veggies and dip, caprese salad, deviled eggs.

Post # 10
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@smg5281:  What other meal?

Post # 11
7426 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

We usually just have a light breakfast of quiche and cimnamon rolls and then we eat thanksgiving dinner around 3 or 4. Lunch isn’t necessary!

Post # 12
1009 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@smg5281:  I’d agree on putting out finger foods and snack stuff beforehand, and consider having Thanksgiving meal earlier in the day, maybe sometime between 2pm and 4pm. That way you have the rest of the day to relax, have desserts later on, and if anyone wants to go home early, it won’t be super late in the evening.

Post # 13
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I agree with PP’s, do a nice breakfast, and put out munchies before dinner like cheese and crackers, dip and chips/veggies.  They won’t need more.

Post # 14
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If they are staying with you I would have some english muffins or bagels available.  And coffee, juice and some milk.  Then just have some apps later and dinner in the early afternoon. 

Post # 15
2091 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I honestly starve usually, hahaha! I think small snacks or appetizers would be best. I just know I will stuff myself later, so I save all the room I can by fasting until dinner. I suppose I am weird…

Post # 16
9950 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Lol, this year we did Thanksgiving “Dinner” twice… back-to-back… Lunchtime for Family and Dinnertime for some Single Friends.

It was a hectic day… prepping for TWO BIG MEALS… but a ton of fun too !!

Next day, the Tuesday we had Hot Turkey Sandwiches … and I later I took all the leftover Turkey and made a HUGE batch of soup.

Delicious !!

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I am now looking ahead to Christmas… we typically have a good sized Breakfast that day, and then the BIG Meal later on (somewhere between 4 and 8 depending on how the day goes)

My Christmas Breakfast Go-To Menu is:

  • Coffee / Tea
  • Assorted Juices (OJ – Apple – Cranberry)
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Breakfast Casserole (homemade)
  • OR – Cinnamon Buns (Pillsbury)

Hope this helps


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