(Closed) What foods do you have for Thanksgiving ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ‚ and what time

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Post # 2
9525 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

We also work around the holidays. He will work Thanksgiving night, I have the day off but potentially work the day after (depending). I purchased most of everything last night. We have a 5lb turkey breast, a full bird would be too much. We are planning an herb roasted turkey breast, garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry cornbread stuffing with turkey sausage, gravy, cranberry sauce (fresh from Trader Joes for me, canned Oceanspray for him), green beans with almonds, roasted carrots, rolls of some kind and razzleberry pie. He does not like pumpkin, raspberry and blackberry pie from Marie Calendars is my favorite. Not traditional but delicious. 

The dogs will have baked potato, plain bread “stuffing” (just wheat sandwich bread), plain turkey, carrots and the smallest amount of fresh cranberry. They are so spoiled. 

Post # 4
321 posts
Helper bee

Thanksgiving is my favorite holidayโค๏ธ We always have Turkey, Pernil, rice & gandules, potato salad, pasteles and encebollado! for dessert we have apple pie, pumpkin pie and flan. We always eat around 5 

Post # 5
2356 posts
Buzzing bee

I hate thanksgiving, since the only good part of the turkey is the skin. 

I eat the stuffing and mashed pots and salad. Oh, I do enjoy the cranberry out of the can. LOL

Post # 6
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

pink624 :  When we spend Thanksgiving with my family, we have turkey, stuffing, salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, asparagus, bread, and all kinds of desserts like pumpkin chiffon pie, apple pie, cookies, puddings, and homemade whipped cream.

Lately, though, we’ve been spending Thanksgiving with my inlaws and they’re vegetarians. So on the table this year is butternut squash spinach lasagna, sweet potato casserole, salad, bread, pumpkin soup, and stuffed mushrooms. For dessert: cupcakes, pumpkin pie, chocolate-peanut butter pie, and chocolate covered coconut balls.

Post # 7
5089 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’m also surprised by people eating salad on Thanksgiving, in a why waste stomach space on lettuce sort of way lol. 

Turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, jellied cranberry sauce from the can (I’ve had homemade and the chunky kind, don’t like it), pumpkin pie. Those are always present no matter what. Other stuff might be creamed corn, creamed onions, carrots, mashed turnips, broccoli cheese casserole, apple pie, chocolate pie. One thing we never have is mac and cheese, I don’t know why. 


ETA: For as long as I can remember our traditional appetizer has been green olives in cream cheese stuffed into celery sticks. 


We usually eat around 2pm. 

Post # 9
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

My Fiance and I spend Thanksgiving together without family and our tradition is to mix some standard Thanksgiving foods with foods from a different Asian cuisine every year. For the traditional foods, we have: two types of stuffing (white bread for him and cornbread for me, with fillings according to our whims), mac and cheese, brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce (fresh for me and canned for him) and pumpkin and pecan pie. Last year we ordered Vietnamese food, so we added: lemongrass beef, spicy pork banh mi (cut up for appetizers), pickled vegetables and spring rolls. This year we’re doing Thai food, and either ordering or making two different types of Thai curry and probably some type of side or appetizer. We’ve also done Korean food and Japanese food so far.

We only make the pies the night before, and spend the rest of the day liistening to music and cooking together, while we eat bread and butter pickles, cheese, celery with peanut butter and some sort of crazy appetizer–that’s traditionally all we eat until the meal. We eat when we’re done cooking–usually sometime between 6 and 8–and while we eat, we watch our first Christmas movie of the season, then keep watching Christmas movies all weekend while we attack the leftovers!

Post # 13
5089 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

pink624 :  broccoli cheese casserole is awesome, one of my favorites.

Post # 14
1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My family is coming over for thanksgiving this year.

This years menu is:


mashed potatoes with gravy 

stuffing (I just make the boxed stuff but instead of cooking with water I use broth and then I add cream of chicken to it  it makes it taste better in my opinion)

sweat potatoe casserole

green bean casserole

corn casserole

and Mac & cheese

then for dessert we have chocolate and pumpkin pies

oh and appetizers are cheese and crackers, deviled eggs, and celery sticks with peanut butter/ cream cheese

Post # 15
5025 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

We will be eating at 1pm and my family is pretty traditional.

Turkey, green vegetable, turnip, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, olives and gravy. Followed by coffee, apple pie and pumpkin pie. My Fiance who is a Greek Cypriot does not enjoy turkey so I am making lamb burgers with diced onion and mint as an alternative protein.

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