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What is your Thanksgiving Day menu?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Cetawin, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    thought I would start up a post and let us tell each other what we are preparing, serving or enjoying on Thanksgiving Day.

    Here is my menu...and it looks like I will be busy busy busy as there is only one cook and she is typing.

    18 lb Herb Roasted Turkey
    Giblet Cornbread stuffing
    Giblet Gravy
    12 lb Buffalo Chuck Roast
    6 lb Ducking Roast with apples and orange slices
    Roasted Wild Rice
    Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole
    Green Bean Casserole
    Candied Sweet Potatoes
    Deviled Eggs
    Baked Cheesy Spinach Dip
    Sourdough Round
    Black Bread

    Pumpkin Pies
    Pecan Pies
    Peach Cobbler

    So far the attendance list for my house are....

    4 in family
    6 confirmed guests
    5 may shows
    unknown number of "here I am" s

    So let the cooking and baking begin tomorrow. Now what is everyone else having?
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008

  2. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Quote:What am I having?
    I'm having dinner at YOUR house.
    Make that 7 confirmed guests. See ya tomorrow.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008
  3. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara


    Dinner at my house:

    Turkey (oh..big surprise there! [​IMG])
    stuffing (all homemade, including bread)
    mashed 'tatos
    homemade mac-n-cheese
    sweet 'tatos
    green beans
    yeast rolls

    Pumpkin pie
    apple pie
    whipped cream (cant forget that)

    and lots of leftovers [​IMG]
  4. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    hmm...sounds good.

    This is my first time making Thanksgiving. Im an excellent cook and I live for this [​IMG] The decoration, the table setup, the centerpiece and, of course, the food!

    herb roasted and stuffed bird
    sausage and giblet stuffing
    slow-cooked green beans in ham broth -The Best!!!
    steamed veggie mix w/ butter, salt and pepper
    roasted tunips and parsnips au gratin
    whipped potatoes (Rusty's family never has a meal without these)
    sweet potatoe casserole with marshmallows -a local fave:)
    martha's recipe for baked mac&cheese -the best I've ever had
    collard greens in cider vinegar and pepper hmmm

    Today is totally dedicated to baking:
    pecan pie
    pumpkin pie cheesecake
    peanut butter cookies
    oatmeal cookies
    window pane sugar cookies -the dessert is the best part!

    Thanks Henny's mom! I forgot the yeast rolls. Our menus look awefully similar [​IMG] I was thinking of peas too. It seems like I have all starch......maybe I'll do them too. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008
  5. We just have 1 guest coming over: my MIL.

    I'm keeping it simple.

    turkey (brined in apple cider & spices-yum)
    stuffing (awesome Williams Sonoma recipe that we LOVE)
    mashed tato's & Trader Joe's gravy (hey, I said simple [​IMG] )
    green bean casserole
    cranberry sauce
    some kind of dinner roll

    Not sure about the dessert yet. MIL is diabetic so it probably won't be a tradtional pie. [​IMG] I'll figure something out.
  6. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Turkey (of course)
    Mashed potatoes
    green beans
    baked pineapple
    waffles w/gravy
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Let's see if I can remember everything:

    22 lb Turkey
    Sage Stuffing
    Mashed potatoes with cheddar cheese and onion
    creamed corn
    Rolls with butter
    homemade applesauce
    candied pecans
    chocolate chip cookies
    Pumpkin pie
    Apple pie
    Fudge (over 100 year old recipe)
    Ice Cream
    Banana bread
    deviled eggs

    I am doing this all by myself!!!!! YIKES! On Saturday though 15 people
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008

  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Baked turkey (19 lbs) cooked ahead and mixed with Campbell's Cream of Chicken Mushroom "gravy"
    Squash and Sausage Stuffing
    Twice baked cauliflower made with Monterey Jack cheese
    Salad with oil and vinegar dressing (lots of mixed greens)
    a cheese and olive platter
    veggies with ranch dip
    and Pumpkin cheesecake

    This is obviously a low carb menu [​IMG]

    A girlfriend of mine who is also low carbing to GAIN weight is making this...
    Turkey (cooked in a bag)
    Mashed Cauliflower
    Turkey Gravy (thickened with agar)
    Pumpkin Custard http://www.elanaspantry.com/desserts/pumpkin-custard/ with half the agave nectar and a bit of stevia
    Green beans in citrus butter: http://www.recipezaar.com/Green-Beans-in-Citrus-Butter-Sauce-95429
    Cranberry Bread: http://www.elanaspantry.com/breads/cranberry-walnut-bread/ and http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/breads/r/cranbread.htm
    Truffles: http://www.elanaspantry.com/desserts/sesame-truffles/ (again, half the agave for stevia and adding grapeseed oil)
    Refrigerator pickles http://www.examiner.com/x-798-Denver-LowCarb-Examiner~y2008m10d6-Low-Carb-Refrigerator-Pickles
    and olives
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008
  9. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Prime Rib
  10. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Quote:What am I having?
    I'm having dinner at YOUR house.
    Make that 7 confirmed guests. See ya tomorrow.

    Okie dokie...7 it is. [​IMG] Just remember...2nd driveway on the right.

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