What are you fixing for Thanksgiving?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickabator, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. chickabator

    chickabator Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    I'm fixing
    mashed potatoes
    green beans
    mac and cheese
    fancy sweet potatoes
    cranberry sauce
    pumpkin pie
    cheese cake
    pecan pie
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I hosted Thanksgiving last year.

    This year we are providing the turkey and enjoying it at someone else's table.
  3. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Songster

    Oct 8, 2008
    Albany, ME
    i haven't made my list but now is as good a time as ever to start.

    gravy (i got a gravy boat to match my new chicken dishes)
    mashed potatos
    mac and cheese
    green bean casserole
    deviled eggs
    cranberry sauce
    sweet potatos with the marshmellows on top (yuck)
    pumpkin pie
    another dessert (?) prob something for little kids
  4. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    We attend Thanksgiving elsewhere. I do Christmas.
  5. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    [​IMG] I go to my parents and in-laws for the holiday (weather permitting)
    I do always take food, drinks, etc....
    Here for our church socials this year I'm making:
    Turkey or Ham (I rotate with another dear lady)
    Sweet Potato Casserole (I top mine with and pecans and a little marshmellow on the edges for my son)
    Chicken and Dumplings
    And cakes and pies

    I will have to make this twice this year due to a Sectional banquet coming to our church. Plus the ladies banquet.

    [​IMG] Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! [​IMG]
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  6. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Turkey-my dad is trying out his new beer butt turkey roster we got him! YUM!
    Dressing-one cornbread, one just bread for my dad
    cranberry salad
    sweet potatoes
    -with the praline topping, not the marshmallows
    green bean casserole
    -my own recipe...no cream of mushroom soup in it
    giblet gravy
    -this will include at least 2 of the following, and is not a complete list...apple, pumpkin, pecan, chocolate, lemon, coconut.

    It seems like I am forgetting something, but we'll figure it out, later! LOL!

    We eat about 2 pm, so we'll have a snack tray out from breakfast til noon. It usually includes deer summer sausage my dad makes, cheese cubes, and deviled eggs.

  7. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    I just dont know what we will be doing for thanksgiving.. we have half of the kids.. we could do a small turkey but I really want to have a big dinner here and invite lots of people. But everyone I have asked already has other plans.

    but it will be turkey
    stuffing.. hopefully oyster, and maybe a walnut cranberry.
    cranberry sauce.
    yams.. agree no marshmellows.. would love the recipe for parlene topping..
    mashed potatoes
    gravy (made with drippings, nummmmmmm)
    green bean caserole... would also love that recipe to make without cream of mushroom soup.
    and lots of deserts..
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] I came here for IDEA'S

    [​IMG] We're going to family, but I always take two or three sides. This year one has to be a Birthday Cake - my little one's b'day! [​IMG]
  9. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    My Thanksgiving menu:

    Roast Turkey w/Giblet Gravy
    Streuseled Sweet Potato Casserole
    Mashed Potatoes
    Corn (frozen, from my in-laws garden)
    Brussels Sprouts w/pecans
    Green Beans
    Cranberry-Orange Salad
    Whole Cranberry Sauce (Homemade)
    Cranberry Jelly (from the can)
    Homemade bread (my mother-in-law)
    Pecan, Pumpkin and Dutch Apple Pies

    If you want to read more about it, go to my blog: www.bearswampreflections.blogspot.com
  10. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Quote:The praline topping is super easy!

    Take 3/4 stick of butter (softened)
    1/2 cup of flour (I use self-rising)
    1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
    3/4 cup pecans

    mix everything but the pecans. when it is about the consistency of cookie dough, mix in the pecans. Pinch off pieces and flatten them out, lay them over the sweet potato mix, til they are almost touching. Cook at 350 degrees til bubbly. Make sure you seal the edges and you will get caramel threading through this. I usually double the recipe for the topping for a 9x12 pan.

    I also use this same topping for an apple berry pie. Just use a regular bottom crust, make an apple filling, mix in cranberries, blueberries, or both! Then top with the praline. It is WONDERFUL!

    The Green Bean Casserole is very different than anything you've ever had! And, you just have to trust me that it is good! LOL!

    You can use either regular or french cut beans. French work better, but we like the texture of the regular ones.

    Use about 1/2 package of bacon for 2-3 cans of beans. Chop this up and fry til crisp. Turn heat down. Take about 1/2 -3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar and mix in with the bacon. Sprinkle about 1/2-1 tsp. garlic powder into this. you should get a nice brown glaze. pour in the drained green beans and toss lightly to coat. Add about 2/3 of a medium container of sour cream to this. I eyeball everything, so the measurements aren't exact. You want a nice even coat of sour cream, but not too much. This takes the place of mushroom soup. Then, you put in your baking dish. Top with shredded mozzarella and shredded parmesan. If you can find the Italian blend cheese, that is the best. Sprinkle french fried onions over the top. Cook at 350 degrees til the cheese starts to brown.


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