Happy Thanksgiving!

20 November 2012

Yep, a little bit early! (Some of) my family is arriving tonight, so I’ll be signed off for the rest of the week to enjoy their company. We’re having the traditional Thanksgiving menu on Thursday, then getting together with extended family on Friday. What do y’all have planned?

via Martha Stewart and Bon Appetit

On the menu for Thursday:
— Hot corn dip and deviled eggs
— Turkey and gravy (we forgo making an actual turkey and just buy a breast or two from the store! :)
— Stovetop stuffing (I’m sorry, but I have never tasted homemade stuffing that I liked better than Stovetop. Equally good, yes. Better, not that I can remember.)
— Real mashed potatoes
— Fresh green beans (just sauteed on the stovetop with a little red pepper and olive oil)
— Rosemary and sea salt rolls
— Two types of homemade cranberry sauce (John’s contribution)
— Pumpkin pie and apple pie (with cheddar cheese slices!) from our favorite local bakery
— Chocolate chunk pecan cookies (because my Mom doesn’t like pie — weird, I know!!)

Some people down here consider macaroni and cheese a traditional part of Thanksgiving dinner. (I love mac and cheese, but that will never seem normal to me!) Does your family include anything “unusual”?

Safe travels to all, whether you’re going down the stairs or across the country! I am very thankful for all of you!

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November 20, 2012 8:49 am

This is going to show how country I am, but we always have collards for Thanksgiving. My mom only makes them for Thanksgiving because it’s such an ordeal to make them. But they are an aquired taste :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 20, 2012 8:55 am

Well nothing I eat at thanksgiving seems weird to me! We always have green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, hash brown casserole, squash casserole (we like casseroles), mac and cheese (sometimes), deviled eggs, ham, turkey, and cornbread stuffing! Always pecan pie and carrot cake at a minimum for dessert.

November 21, 2012 8:04 am

Happy Thanksgiving, dear! I hope you enjoy this time with your family!

November 21, 2012 4:46 pm

We always have sweet potato casserole along with mashed potatoes. Not sure If it’s unusual, but it wouldn’t be the same without it! I’ve made Beecher’s Mac n cheese the last couple years mainly because I don’t like most of the sides. Not this year though!!:)