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post #1 of 25
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What is everyone having for Thanksgiving this year?

I'm having my usual menu -

onion dip
spinach & artichoke dip
cheeses and crackers
cheese spreads
lentil & sausage soup
turkey & gravy
Portuguese chourico stuffing
French meat stuffing
mashed potatoes
potato & cheese casserole
cranberry sauce - fresh and canned
various vegetables
corn bread and rolls
5 different types of cookies and brownies
blueberry cake
lemon meringue pie
apple pie

Anyone have any good recipes they want to share?
post #2 of 25
Karen all that sounds really lovely, but whats in both of those stuffings?
post #3 of 25
Since it is just the 2 of us, we are having....

Turkey
Dressing
Veggies
Cranberry Sauce
Rolls
Chips and salsa
mashed potatoes
gravy
candied yams (maybe)

Pies for dessert..
post #4 of 25
Not sure but we usually have

Turkey or chicken
Ham
Stuffing
Mashed potatoes and gravy...yummy
Green bean casserole
Deviled eggs
a cheese ball and crackers
and pumkin pie
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom View Post
What is everyone having for Thanksgiving this year?

I'm having my usual menu -

onion dip
spinach & artichoke dip
cheeses and crackers
cheese spreads
lentil & sausage soup
turkey & gravy
Portuguese chourico stuffing
French meat stuffing
mashed potatoes
potato & cheese casserole
cranberry sauce - fresh and canned
various vegetables
corn bread and rolls
5 different types of cookies and brownies
blueberry cake
lemon meringue pie
apple pie

Anyone have any good recipes they want to share?
Do you cook all that? OMG! Our meal is so humble compared to your feast!


fruit salad with sour cream & honey dressing
chips and salsa (imported from New Mexico!)
wine
turkey, hopefully not too overcooked
gravy
some new experimental stuffing recipe
cranberry sauce
green bean casserole
mashed potatoes
sweet potatoes
corn
pumpkin pie with whipped cream
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
Do you cook all that? OMG!
We won't be seeing he online for about 2 days because she'll still be sleeping
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
Do you cook all that? OMG! Our meal is so humble compared to your feast!
fruit salad with sour cream & honey dressing
How do you make the sour cream and honey dressing?

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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
We won't be seeing he online for about 2 days because she'll still be sleeping
I do make most of it, except for the vegetables and some of the desserts. I only make a huge meal like this for my family once a year. I am always glad when it is over with.
post #8 of 25
So far we have on the menu:

Turkey (with recipe I borrowed from Rachael Ray's web site)
Stuffing (borrowed from his sister)
Apple and Onion Stuffin' Muffins (another Rachael Ray)
Corn
Real Mashed Potatoes
Pumpkin Pie
Apple Pie
Whipped Cream (for the pies...dirty minds)

it's just two of us this year.
post #9 of 25
We are finishing deciding this weekend, but so far

apple brined then smoked turkey
probably a cornbread/sausage stuffing - will be a new recipe
homemade cranberry relish
mashed hubbard squash
mashed potatoes and gravy (probably a mix of yukon gold and skin on red potatoes)
scalloped oyster casserole
crescent rolls
pumpkin pie (Paula Dean recipe)
maybe a cranberry wine (WA state)

not sure what else yet
post #10 of 25
I have no idea. Except for the broccoli caserole I have to make - and have no idea how to make. We are going to my families this year (first time in almost 20 years we won't be with his).
AbbysMom is the French meat stuffing made with ground pork and/or hamburger? My DH's Grandmother makes that every year.
post #11 of 25
We're having a pre-Thanksgiving tonight! I'm doing cheese and crackers for appetizers, a potato bake and roast vegetables.

I'll let you know tomorrow what everyone else brought
post #12 of 25
We are doing

Turkey
Stove Top Stuffing (my DHs favorite)
Mashed Potatoes
Gravey
Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries and Wheat Nuts(pecans for those not allergic to nuts)
Green Bean Casserole
Green Pea and Bacon Salad
Dinner Rolls
Grean Salad with a light vinigrett
Jellied Cranberry Sauce(my favorite)
Wine
Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream

Has anyone ever used white wine in the bottom of the roasting pan with the turkey. Martha Stewart was talking with Emeril a few days ago and he suggested wine but did not say what kind. He did say about a cup so that much I know. What would be best? A dry like a Sauvignon Blank or sweet like Chardinay? I know I will be using a bit of chicken broth but wanted to try a bit of wine to for the flavor.
post #13 of 25
Everything sounds delicious.
I'm hungry
post #14 of 25
Wow, Karen- you need an award for cooking all of that! And I'm definately coming to your house
post #15 of 25
It's pretty simple around my house as there are only 3 of us.

turkey
stuffing
gravy
homemade mashed potatoes (the one time of the year I don't buy instant)
green beans cooked with chopped onions, mushrooms, garlic and topped with fried onions
biscuits
Pumpkin pie, with whipped cream
Apple pie

Sometimes we get a veggie tray but I'm not sure if we'll that this year.
post #16 of 25
Whatever my daughter is making! She is making dinner in the first home she just bought. She wants to do it all herself and is very excited about it! It's a first for all of us and I just know it's going to be awesome. I'm so proud of her!
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by Abacat View Post
I have no idea. Except for the broccoli caserole I have to make - and have no idea how to make. We are going to my families this year (first time in almost 20 years we won't be with his).
AbbysMom is the French meat stuffing made with ground pork and/or hamburger? My DH's Grandmother makes that every year.
Ohhh...I would LOVE to have the receipe for the broccoli casserole! That sounds so much better than a green bean casserole.
post #18 of 25
My sister is making Thanksgiving dinner, so I'm not sure what we're having except that for some strange reason we're having pork instead of turkey!. Pork is NOT one of my favorite meats!
post #19 of 25
Turkey
I would love to try the wine in the bottom of the pan, but I know my husband won't go for that. I did get a flavor injector this year and plan on implanting melted and herb seasoned butter into the bird. Maybe I'll throw a little Reisling in there too, just because...

Stuffing
Earl's mother is making this. He says it's the best.

Scalloped Corn
New recipe from Paula Deen's The Lady and Sons cookbook. Looks delish!

Mashed Potatos
Yams
Asparagus
Gravy
Rolls
Pumpkin Pie
Cheesecake

Some really, REALLY good German Riesling to go with dinner. We may have the cheaper stuff before dinner, and that's what I would use to flavor the bird, if I decide to do it.
post #20 of 25
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Wow, Karen- you need an award for cooking all of that! And I'm definately coming to your house
I want to go, too I wonder what she would do if we just showed up at the door. We could come bringing rolls And hopefully her nephew would be there
post #21 of 25
Thread Starter 
Both nephews will be over, but I won't be there. I am going to Heidi's to have some Riesling.
post #22 of 25
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Both nephews will be over, but I won't be there. I am going to Heidi's to have some Riesling.
Well that sounds good too, so I'll just grab your nephew and head to Heidi's
post #23 of 25
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Well that sounds good too, so I'll just grab your nephew and head to Heidi's
I'll grab your other nephew & head to Heidi's too

I have no idea what we're all having at my Grandma's - probably the usual, enough food to feed an army, or 10
post #24 of 25
It's just the two of us for Thanksgiving, we are going to Florida for Christmas and get to do the family thing then.
I love to cook, so everything is homemade.

Roasted turkey (organic, fresh farm raised)
Sage stuffing made with french/italian bread croutons
Mashed potatoes/gravy
Sweet potato casserole with brown sugar/pecans
Fresh cranberry relish
Deviled eggs
Olives
Broccoli/cauliflower/carrot/brussell sprout medley
Yeast clover-leaf rolls
Pumpkin pie with whip cream
A nice glass of port to end the day.

The next day is almost as good: A turkey, stuffing and cranberry relish panini sandwich!
post #25 of 25
My contribution will be molasses/horshradish sweet potato spears, and roasted brussel sprouts with dried cranberries and pecans (never made this one).
the rest of the meal cosists of
Capon
stuffing
mashed potatoes
various pies and desserts.

I might make some baked apples too. not sure.
Looks like we need another healthy veggie.
sigh, maybe I will make something else, or maybe a salad.
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