Post # 1
We have oyster stuffing. My boyfriend’s family has baked beans (that are literally the most amazing I’ve ever had). My stepdads family had their take on creamed corn that was super good.
What is your/your family’s specialty dish? Bonus points for posting recipes!
Post # 2
Probably the homemade bread. And my uncle does fried oysters but no thanks. The rest of the family loves them. I’ve done thanksgiving with the in laws for years now. All their stuff is pretty traditional so nothing stands out. I’ll claim it’s my pies, made from our own orchard 😁
Post # 3
I don’t care for cranberries, but my mom makes an amazing cranberry salad (I’m told). It’s the dish she’s always asked to bring to holiday dinners.
My Mother-In-Law makes awesome dressing and I finally got the recipe Her key is using 4 different types of bread and she has to start it a couple of days ahead of time in order for all the other herbs and ingredients to meld together. It is seriously to die for!
Post # 4
My grandma makes to die for homemade stuffing and gravy!
Post # 5
Mac and Cheese… predictable but my kids love it. They also act like I can only make it on holidays for some reason LOL
Post # 6
My grandma used to make the best sweet potato recipe when she was alive. My dad passed the recipe onto me after she passed away and now I make it every year. It’s nothing overly special, but it’s very easy to make and always a family favorite.
40 oz canned sweet potatoes (drained)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp salt
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix together well with blender or mash thoroughly. Pour into greased 12x6x1 baking dish. Add topping.
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans
Mix and sprinkle on top.
Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes and serve.
Post # 7
chicken : It used to be homemade noodles, when my grandma was still alive. Nobody has really taken on the task of making them since she passed, though. I’ve made them a couple times, but prob 1/2 of my extended family that we have Thanksgiving with now is vegan, and barley any got eaten last time, so I gave up. (It wasn’t that they didn’t taste good, they were actually really good)
My specialty is the pies I bake. Deep dish pecan with a cream cheese crust is my favorite for Thanksgiving. I normally make pumpkin and caramel appple as well for other get togethers, as the Deep dish pecan one is super time consuming, and I normally only have it in me to make one per year.
Post # 8
Pumpkin Nut Chiffon Pie. It’s much lighter than traditional pumpkin pie, and better tasting.
Recipe in this thread: https://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/thanksgiving-pie-fiasco/
Post # 9
Nothing really in my family growing up – just generic Thanksgiving food haha
Since my fiance and I have started hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, my sweet potatoes and butternut squash crockpot dish has become a staple that both he and my brother ask for every time.
Fiances Mom makes incredible stuffing so that would be her “signature” holiday dish.
Post # 10
Stuffing made with Ritz crackers instead of bread. OMG, you guys it’s so fatty and delicious.
Post # 11
My cornbread stuffing, which I learned from my beloved late aunt, has gotten rave reviews in multiple countries. I stuff it in the bird, and it has sauteed veggies, sausage, diced apples, and a secret ingredient. I also do a vegetarian version on the side for whoever requires/prefers it. I also make very good macaroni and cheese, which I adapted from watching my grandmother do hers every single Sunday my entire childhood (for that matter, she did it well before I was born) and yet I’m somehow the only one in the family who makes it as good as hers, lol. but I’m tweaking my method a bit this year in order to make this version which I’ve had before and also love:
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
My grandma is dutch and we always have homemade noodles over mashed potatoes instead of gravy (the noodles are in a chicken gravy). Everyone thinks it’s weird until they try it. We only have them twice a year, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I’ll miss them this year (not going home for the holidays).
It’s just something we ‘instinctively learn’ and it’s passed down from the grandmothers of the family… like I literally do not have a handwritten recipe for this, no one in my family does.
(Not my picture)
Boil a whole chicken, simmer for 4-6 hours to get chicken gravy. Remove the chicken carcass. Make egg noodles by hand, add them to the chicken gravy. Optional is to add back in the shredded chicken. Salt & pepper, bay leaves
Post # 13
Stir-fried green beans with Tamari and Quorn on a bed of roasted veggies.
Post # 14
I’m always in charge of the candied sweet potato casserole and corn casserole. My mom always make the corn bread dressing (note dressing…not stuffing. Very different dishes), and it’s what I look forward to the most. We usually have both turkey and ham along with various side dishes.
Post # 15
Sautéed peas and bacon! It’s stupidly easy to make (literally fry bacon, drain the pan and put canned peas in). My great great uncle always made it, and it was just as loved as the intricate recipies all my other realatices would make. Simply delicious 😋