Post your Thanksgiving menu.

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by BettyR, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    It's always so much fun to see what everyone else is having. [​IMG]

    Our Thanksgiving menu

    Cornbread dressing
    Green beans
    Mashed potatoes
    Sweet potatoes
    Broccoli Rice Casserole
    Fruit salad
    Turkey gravy
    Homemade rolls

    French silk pie
    Pumpkin pie
    Apple pie

    We are having 4 families join us for Thanksgiving this year and everyone is bringing a dish, that's why all the food.

    I'm making the turkey, dressing, gravy. rolls and desserts.
  2. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2013
    Anchorage, Alaska.
    Mashed taters
    Shrimp salad
    Crab salad
    Fruit salad
    Vegetable tray
    Green beans
    Apple pie
    Pumpkin pie
    Banana cream pie
    Pumpkin cheese cake
    I think that is it. Now I have to go find something to eat as this has made me hungry.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    It's just the four of us for Thanksgiving this year, so we're keeping things simple.

    Turkey, dressing and gravy. Green bean casserole, yams, apple pie.
  4. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2012
    North Texas
    Our Thanksgiving dinner:

    Honey spiral-sliced ham
    Kentucky wonder green beans with new potatoes
    Corn pudding
    Cornbread and biscuit dressing
    Candied yams
    Red hot apples
    Potato and cheese casserole
    Fresh cranberry relish
    Pecan pie
    Pumpkin pie
    Chess pie
  5. chefchick

    chefchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    There are just 8 of us this year, but I still want to make everyone's favorites...and I just wouldn't feel right not putting out a major here goes; I am a little OCD about thanksgiving, so everyone had better be at my house before Santa drives through Rockefeller Plaza during the parade.(those who live with me had better be parked in front of the tv DURING the entire parade- fresh cinnamon rolls are optional.

    apps: (served during the National dog show, lol) baked brie,a blue cheese cheese balll, rumaki, assorted other cheeses and other relish tray items


    2 turkeys- one big old butterball, and a smaller one, brined, and done on the grill with fresh herbs, lemon and garlic
    2 stuffings- one traditional and I try something new every year- so I am doing a wild rice, mushroom and sausage one I found
    taters and gravy
    toffee caramel sweet potatoes (my specialty)
    fresh green bean casserole
    roasted Brussels sprouts with caramelized onions and bacon
    rolls(I will admit, I use the Rhodes frozen dough to save time, and they are the best) and assorted quick breads
    homemade cranberry sauce (and the canned kind that my mom adores)
    cranberry apple gelatin salad
    pistachio fluff
    Pumpkin, apple, cherry and coconut cream pie

    My guests were instructed not to bring anything but their own to go containers! I love having a big variety of stuff no matter how many people are coming. And I love loading them up good with leftovers, and still having plenty for us. (Hence the two turkeys...I made the mistake one yera of only making one, and they took home all of our leftovers. I had to go to the store the next day to get my own "leftovers" bird, lol.

    thanks for the ideas everyone... I just might add some more stuff to the menu now! Like cheesy potatoes- YUM!
  6. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2012
    North Texas
    Oh my - toffee caramel sweet potatoes sound incredible! -would love the recipe if it isn't too much trouble. (can post here or shoot me a message on the website) I think my family would absolutely devour this!!
  7. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 10, 2010
    Going to the neighbors to gather for the feast, so far the menu is:

    Mashed Potatoes
    Sweet Potato Bake
    Green Bean Casserole
    Dinner Rolls
    Pumpkin Pie
    Apple Pie

    I am bringing the pie so I am taking two kinds - pumpkin is on the menu, apple will be a surprise.
  8. chefchick

    chefchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Here is how I do my sweet potatoes. I boil my taters until almost done but not quite- undercooked it better so they don't mush up. Peel them under cold water. then, I scrape tat firs tlayer under the skin off. it tends to darken on the potatoes and they look yucky. slice into thick coins, and lightly salt and pepper them and place in casserole. (this can be done the night before if you want.

    for the glaze;

    1 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup water.

    Stir until sugar dissolves over low heat. Very important or you could end up with a grainy mess. Then, increase heat and bring to a boil. Boil about 5 min or so. it will start to look syrupy. Test in cold water. You want it to be sticky and hold together but not quite soft ball stage. remove from heat and let it cool for a few (like 5) minutes. then cube up cold butter, the colder the better. You HAVE to use butter. Margarine doesn't work. I usually cube two sticks, but I don't always need all of it. Wisk in the cold butter a few hunks at a time and keep whisking. as the butter incorporates, the sauce thickens, keep adding butter and whisking (your arm may threaten to fall off, but it is worth it , I swear). It will get thick and lighter in color. then, Add a couple of teaspoons of vanilla, and a pinch of allspice or nutmeg if you don't have all spice...just a little pinch or tiny shake. (don't use cinnamon- the flavor just isn't quite right). Adjust the seasoning- if you use unsalted butter it may need a little salt.

    Pout half of the topping over your sweet potatoes, and gently coat them. Bake covered, for about a half and hour or until they are hot and are tender. If mine are really juicy in the dish, I will drain most or all of that juice,(you don't have to- and my mother yells at me for being wasteful but I like the look of them after they are drained) and pour the reserved glaze on the and the top just before serving.

    It sounds like a lot of work, but really it isn't... and these are delicious, totally worth it, and i would be banished to eat with the chickens if I didn't make them every Thanksgiving and Easter.
  9. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2012
    North Texas
    Thank you so very much! I believe these will be on the table this year! (and probably trump the old candied yams from here on) [​IMG]
  10. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana
    The toffee sweet potatoes sound wonderful!

    Our menu:
    Smoked turkey breast
    Yeast rolls
    Cranberry-orange relish (homemade)
    Rum carrots
    Broccoli with hollandaise sauce & crushed Ritz cracker crumbs on top
    Deviled eggs (from our chickens)
    Mixed green salad
    Meyer lemon pie (lemons from our tree)
    Pecan pie (pecans from our trees)

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