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So what's everyone making for Thanksgiving???

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ginbart, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I don't know if anyone has started a thread for this but I like to see the different things people make for Thanksgiving.

    I'll go first,

    I'm making a turkey my DH killed and is full of BB's. [​IMG]
    potato filling, somewhat like my MIL use to make
    sweet potatos
    my own corn
    home made buns
    and pumpkin pies and pumpkin rolls
    I'm sure I'll have more I just can't think of anything else
    maybe you all will give me some idea's. [​IMG]

  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Ours is pretty much the same each year. We have:
    the 10-12 pound (usually honeysuckle white [​IMG]) turkey from the store;
    mashed potatoes with gravy (the turkey gravy in a jar...can't remember the brand, but it is oooooh so good!);
    broccoli or a 'medley' of broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots;
    candied yams I guess they're called [​IMG];
    whole kernel corn;
    brown and serve dinner rolls;
    stuffing (NOT in the bird! [​IMG]);
    cranberry sauce (of course!);
    we might have a small ham as well, I haven't decided for sure on that one [​IMG];
    usually pumpkin pie, but I forgot to get pumpkin! [​IMG] So it will most likely be sweet potato pie, which is just as good [​IMG];
    Some kind of 'fruit' pie, probably cherry (might turn it into a cheesecake, haven't decided yet [​IMG]);
    I'm sure more will be added, It's almost a week away yet! [​IMG]
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Well, we're having a huge family dinner with tons of dishes, but I'm making:

    1 of the turkeys
    broccoli casserole
    cranberry chutney/sauce
    mac & cheese

    my family is making:
    sweet potato casserole
    corn casserole
    mashed potatoes
    various desserts

    and I'm sure some other things I can't think of. [​IMG]
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Ours was tonight:

    Turkey, pastured, located thru local harvest.
    Stuffing (bell pepper, onon, garlic and rosemary)
    Sweet potatoes, 1/2 with marshmellows, 1/2 without
    Green bean cassarole (cream of celery soup, has better texture)
    Pecan pie
    Roasted mashed potatoes (roast them first for better flavor)
    Cranberry orange jelly

    I cook it all myself.
  5. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    My husband and I don't have kids, so we usually just eat at his parents' house with his family. He has a big family, so it's usually a blast. This year they are having Thanksgiving dinner on Friday, because that's the day everyone can be there. So my husband and I are having our own little Thanksgiving dinner. The menu will probably be:

    Smoked turkey breast (store bought...I'm not that industrious to make my own smoked meats!!)
    Homemade stuffing with sausage
    Homemade no-knead rolls
    Either creamed corn or roasted carrots, maybe both
    Strawberry torte (basically strawberries mashed with sugar, layered with graham crackers, walnuts, and fresh whipped cream)
    Homemade cherry pie

    We may pick up a bottle of wine or two before the big day, maybe not.
  6. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    I am hosting for the first time this year, we will be having:

    Gluten roast for us vegetarian types

    a turkey from my co-op which my cousin (a chef) will be cooking, he said something about "not wanting to be a vegetarian's guinea pig" [​IMG] [​IMG]

    home made gravy, both meaty type and veggie style

    a sweet potato & carrot puree courtesy of my cousin

    homemade rolls courtesy of my Mom

    mashed potatoes

    homemade stuffing - I have to figure out how to make croutons first, that will be done this weekend

    some sort of cranberry dish yet to be determined

    pies: pumpkin, apple and a berry

    homemade whipped cream

    some kind of green vegetable matter, also yet to be determined

    lots of laughter
  7. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Let's see.....we will be having.....

    the 25 lb. Turkey that is now hogging up my freezer

    Home-Grown Mashed Taters w/ Gravy (made from the turkeys own juices) [​IMG]

    Home Grown Green Beans

    Home Grown Corn on the Cob

    Herbed Stuffing

    Fried Okra (thank you gristar)

    Deep Fried Green Beans (for an appetizer) these are delicious dipped in Ranch dip [​IMG]

    Homemade Yeast Rolls (Gumps Recipe) [​IMG]

    Pumpkin Pie & Cherry Pie both with homemade crust

    Iced Tea (sweet) & Water

    Probably more could be added but this sounds might near pretty darn tasty [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2009

  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I just tweaked the menu:

    Turkey breast
    sweet tater casserole
    mashed taters and gravy
    fried okra (because it was the only veggie everyone could agree on, though I might try to slip a squash casserole past DH)
    cranberry sauce (not the yucky canned kind)
    cheesecake w/strawberries (DSD's birthday "cake")
    pumpkin pie
    yeast rolls

    Plenty enough food for the four, maybe five, of us. [​IMG]
  9. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Mmmmm [​IMG] you just made me think.....I need to add fried okra to the list and also some deep fried green beans for an appetizer. [​IMG]
  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    All them poor turks!!!

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