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What is your Thanksgiving Menu?

post #1 of 21
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With Turkey Day being a short 2 days away, I was wondering what you guys have on your menu? We always have the same thing, prepared the same way. Blah! I would love to kick it up a bit, but hubby is a bit of a traditionalist and doesn't like to change.

We have:

Roasted Turkey
Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes (nothing special about them, just plain jane mashed potatoes)
Gravy
Corn (nothing special about the corn, either...)
Asparagus
Yams with brown sugar and marshmallows
Rolls
Pumpkin Pie for hubby (I'm skipping dessert this year - we never eat it that day anyway!)
post #2 of 21
cheese ball
crackers

spiral sliced honey glazed ham
turkey breast, cooked in the rotisserie
traditional dressing
oyster dressing
mashed potatoes
green bean casserole
cranberry sauce
yeast rolls

pecan pumpkin butter pecan pie
pecan pumpkin butter pumpkin pie
vanilla ice cream


and there is only going to be 5 of us!

post #3 of 21
Quote:
Originally posted by valanhb
We have:

Roasted Turkey
Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes (nothing special about them, just plain jane mashed potatoes)
Gravy
Corn (nothing special about the corn, either...)
Asparagus
Yams with brown sugar and marshmallows
Rolls
Pumpkin Pie for hubby (I'm skipping dessert this year - we never eat it that day anyway!)
Remove the corn and asparagus and replace those with green bean casserole. My sister is also doing cake rather than pie this year. Add some appetizers (relish tray, chips/dips, shrimp cocktail) and you have our menu down pat.

Actually, I'm not absolutely certain of the entire menu. My sister is buying the food and I only get to cook what she buys.
post #4 of 21
all of the abouve
post #5 of 21
Here is our menu:

Turkey with Stuffing
Mashed Potatos and gravy
Green Bean Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole made with brown suger and pecans
Homemade Rolls
Cranberries
Mixed green salad with stawberries and poppyseed dressing
Pumpkin pie
Blueberry pie (made from wild Upper Peninsula blueberries picked last summer by us and frozen)

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the way the house smells and getting together. This year is is just our family (me, sister, brother-in-law and my dad) plus my brother-in-law's mother. It will be very relaxed. We usually invite anyone who does not have somewhere to go from our church, but I guess everyone had plans.
post #6 of 21
Our Thanksgiving menu (and oooh I can't wait!)

Breakfast will be cheese omelets with sausage gravy and sugar free turkey breakfast sausages

snacks prior to the main meal will be:
tuna stuffed deviled eggs
spinach dip with raw broccoli, seedless cucumbers, cauliflower
celery stuffed with cream cheese
salmon dip and celery

Main Meal (we eat late)
Roast Turkey
my grandmothers bread and sage stuffing cooked seperately
sour cream and cucumber salad
large tossed salad
mashed cauliflower & homemade turkey gravy
mashed kohlrabi
whole asparagus spears
marinated mushrooms (homemade)
homemade cranberry/orange/maple relish
homemade rolls with butter
homemade pumpkin pie
coffee


Yum...and our diet compliant
post #7 of 21
Deep fried turkey (trying something new this year)
mashed potatos and gravy
stuffing
yams and marshmallows
green bean casserole
whipped fruit delight
pineapple casserole
pumpkin pie
cheesecake (I hate pumpkin pie)
homemade bread
cranberry sauce
relish tray/dip


we don't eat breakfast on thanksgiving, we eat dinner mighty early- 2:00 usually
post #8 of 21
You guys are making me hungry!
post #9 of 21
I just loved looking at everyone's menus. I love Thanksgiving, hubby just likes my food. This year it is just us, so I'm trying to scale the food portions down. And after the horrendous month we've had, we sorely need some serious comfort food and together time with each other and our cats.

This year:

Roast turkey
Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes
Gravy
Glazed Carrots
Corn
Whole Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin Pie ala mode
Custard Pie (new item)

Decided to take out sweet potatoes and rolls this year.
post #10 of 21
Mine is:

Going to a restaurant.

We don't have any family that we talk to to have thanksgiving with so we will just go to a local restaurant.
post #11 of 21
Roast Turkey
Cornbread Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes
Gravy
Green Beans
Buttered Corn
Southern Chicken and Dumplings
Deviled eggs
Rolls

Pumpkin Cheesecake

I always cook too much! Oh well, maybe it will be eaten.
post #12 of 21
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Originally posted by Pat & Alix
Our Thanksgiving menu (and oooh I can't wait!)

Breakfast will be cheese omelets with sausage gravy and sugar free turkey breakfast sausages

snacks prior to the main meal will be:
tuna stuffed deviled eggs
spinach dip with raw broccoli, seedless cucumbers, cauliflower
celery stuffed with cream cheese
salmon dip and celery

Main Meal (we eat late)
Roast Turkey
my grandmothers bread and sage stuffing cooked seperately
sour cream and cucumber salad
large tossed salad
mashed cauliflower & homemade turkey gravy
mashed kohlrabi
whole asparagus spears
marinated mushrooms (homemade)
homemade cranberry/orange/maple relish
homemade rolls with butter
homemade pumpkin pie
coffee


Yum...and our diet compliant
Pat.. Can I pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease join you?
post #13 of 21
LOL Sam....I think you'll have to cyber-attend <G>.
post #14 of 21
Turkey
Mashed Potatoes
Stuffing
Rice Dressing
Green Bean Casserole
Gravy
1 Homemade Pie
and 1 Store Bought Pie
Whipped Cream for Pies
Dinner Rolls
Cranberry Sauce
Yams baked with Brown Sugar
Fruit Salad

Also a cold Platter for snacking before Dinner
Black Olives and some other stuff My Mil is bringing
that so not sure exactly what all is going on it lol

2 more Days I can't wait!!!!
post #15 of 21
post #16 of 21
turkey
stuffing
mashed potatoes/gravy
green bean/s casserole
Not sure what kinds of pies,son is bringing.
sweet potatoes/ brown sugar
NO CRANBERRY (ick)
corn
post #17 of 21
Real simple:

turkey
garlic mashed potatos and gravy
sausage stuffing
greens (hubby makes killer greens)
pumpkin pie
post #18 of 21
*Turkey (just bought a new roaster pan today, yay!!!)

*Creamed Potatoes (that is what we call mashed potatoes in NC where I am from )

*Egg Gravy (turkey gravy with boiled eggs in it, a family recipe, yummy!)

*Fresh Collards-YUM!!!

*Carrots, Asparagus, Green Bean Casserole, pearl onions for my step Dad, he loves those things

*Cheese Ball

*Rolls

*Ice Cream for dessert, we are not big on pie


This year I am cooking just for me and Steven, then my parents will be here on Friday morning to help eat all of the left-overs all weekend

Happy Turkey Day Everyone!

PS>>>HISSY, I could not find a free range turkey at my store I really wanted to get one after reading your post.
post #19 of 21
The Thanksgiving menu for us. hmm!

Turkey
Dressing
Ham
green bean casserole
cranberry sauce
macaroni and cheese
early june pea salad yummm
rolls
chicken for the non turkey eaters
assorted Pies and desserts
Tea

This is from his side of the family.

Turkey
Ham
Mashed Potatoes
Lesuer early June Peas
Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin Pie/sweet potatoe Pie with whipped Cream
spiced Apple slices
Tea,Mountain Dew,Pepsi

This is from my side of the family~blondiecat,& Spideycat

I personally will cook a small turkey breast just for me to eat on as his family is so large there is usually not much left for the next day or so.

maybe I will make some kind of dessert like a German Chocolate cake.
I guess with all the food I will be one miserable
post #20 of 21
Ours is pretty basic:

Turkey
Mashed potatoes with gravy
Breaded cauliflower - my favorite!
Meat stuffing
Bread stuffing
Corn or string beans, I'm not sure which
Sweet Potatoes
Cranberry sauce

Dessert always changes, but this year I think we're having:

A vanilla pudding pie
A vanilla cake
Ice cream
Irish Cream Cheese Cake (I get to bake that. )

I think that's it.
post #21 of 21
Yukon Jack, cranberry juice, and turkey sandwiches.
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