Us Ccers - What's Your Thanksgiving Menu This Year?

Lounge By prterrell Updated 26 Nov 2009 , 5:34pm by nannie

prterrell Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 11:24pm
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This year it's just me and DH, so we are keeping things relatively simple.

Turkey with stuffing and giblet gravy
Roasted Acorn and Butternut squashes
Green Bean Casserole (Alton Brown's recipe)
Cranberry Sauce
Bobby Flay's Grilled Corn and Tomato-Sweet Onion Salad wiht Fresh Basil Dressing and Crumbled Blue Cheese
sweet potato, pecan, and mince pies

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Texas_Rose Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 11:34pm
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We're going to my sister's so I don't know everything on the far this is it:

cornbread Stuffing
mashed potatoes
sweet potatoes with orange juice and brown sugar
homemade cranberry sauce
pumpkin pie

MalibuBakinBarbie Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 12:22am
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This year we've decided to fire up our outdoor smoker (hickory wood chips currently soaking in wine):

Then we're also having:
Turkey w/ Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Mallow-Topped Sweet Potato Bake
Crab-Spinach Egg Casserole
Cranberry Sauce (homemade and from a can <--- DH likes the canned)
Shrimp w/ Cocktail Sauce
Spinach w/ Stewed Tomatoes
Apple Pie

I see some yummy dishes posted by others that I would love to try! Maybe for Christmas!!!


Deb_ Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 12:22am
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shrimp and crab cocktail

roasted butternut squash soup

2 types of stuffing.....cornbread w/apples and cranberries and
the 2nd made w/ Italian bread, ground pork and sausage meat, onions and herbs.
baked ham
mashed potatoes
broccoli with cheese casserole
green beans almondine
maple glazed carrots
roasted turnip/parsnips/sweet potatoes
corn (for the non vegetable people)
fresh cranberry sauce
giblet gravy
homemade dinner rolls/butter

apple pie
pecan pie
chocolate creme brulee w/fresh raspberries glazed in chambord reduction.

I better get cookin' icon_razz.gif

grandmom Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 12:35am
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Already had our dinner, as we celebrate the Sunday before to eliminate scheduling conflicts for our kids. Here's the annual and unchangeable menu, everything from scratch except the jellied cranberry sauce:

turkey (done Alton's way, of course)
cornbread dressing 3 ways (plain, with oysters, with onion & sage)
mashed potatoes (10 lbs)
candied sweet potatoes (5 lbs)
green beans
broccoli casserole
dressed eggs (2 dozen = 48 halves)
macaroni & cheese (stovetop, Alton's recipe)
cranberry sauce (jellied and whole berry)
yeast rolls
a strange dish nicknamed Corny Cornbread (kinda sweet)
sweet tea
peanut butter pie (3)
chess pie (2)
pecan pie(1)

My knees are killing me after all that - DH is warming up a plate of leftovers for me as I type. It's always better the next day!! Mmmmm...

peg818 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 12:40am
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we are having

mashed potatoes
baked sweet potatoes
broccoli casserole
deviled eggs
cranberry sauce(ocean spray jelly type)
apple pie
ice cream

Loucinda Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 1:07am
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Here is our menu - same thing every year.

dressing (regular and oyster)
Sweet Potatos
Mashed potatos w/ homemade gravy
corn pudding
pink fluffy stuff
heavenly rice
crawfish fettucine
deviled eggs
fruit salad
homemade bread & butter, homemade raspberry preserves
pumpkin pie
cheesecake bars

mkolmar Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 2:45am
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I'm making the turkey for my MIL house. It will be a honey brined and glazed grilled turkey (Alton Brown) Also making stuffed mushrooms, crepes, crunchy topped apple pie and creme brulle. I have no idea what others are making.

CakesByJen2 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:02am
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Warm crab dip & crackers

Roast Turkey
cornbread dressing
sweet potato casserole
homemade cranberry sauce & canned jellied (dd insists)
green beans almondine
crescent rolls
fruit salad

pecan pie
pumpkin pie or cake

indydebi Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:20am
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Ironically, even tho' I am a caterer, this will be our 2nd year of ordering our Thanksgiving dinner thru Bob Evans. We did it last year and it was GREAT!! Takes less than an hour to prepare, I'm not all tired from getting up at 4:30 a.m. after being up all night doing all kinds of food prep.

Instead of having to WORK the holiday, I get to relax and enjoy the holiday .... like the MEN do! icon_twisted.gif

(yeah, as mentioned on another thread just a few minutes ago, I'm in a big "I hate men" mood right now!)

Kitagrl Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:49am
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You go, Indy!!!!!!!

For us...

Cheese and crackers
Veggies and dip

Turkey breast
Great Grandma's crock pot dressing recipe
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Sweet potato whipped stuff on top of pineapple rings
Green Bean casserole
Homemade yeast rolls
Watergate salad (that yummy pistachio fluff)

German Apple Cake
Pumpkin cheesecake
Ice Cream

mama_amy Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:57am
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For us it will be:

Roasted turkey
Garlic smashed potatoes
Sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows
Green bean casserole
Two corn casserole
Spicy cranberry sauce
Cranberry apple sausage stuffing
Dinner rolls
Deviled eggs
Pickles and olives
Pumpkin pie

LaBellaFlor Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 5:51am
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I had plans on going out to dinner, but my daughter decided to come home from college, so I'm cooking, but cooking simple:
Spiral Ham
Brined Turkey
sauted string beans
mac n' cheese
candies yams
dinner rolls

pecan tarts
pumpkin cheesecake
cherry cheesecake

A wierd combo., I know. Christmas will be bigger and better!

Deb_ Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 1:19pm
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I think everyone's dinner sounds wonderful, and Debi I wish I had the sense to do what you're doing!

Let's all remember the less fortunate who won't be enjoying a hot meal with family this year.....God Bless them all!

TJCanadian Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 1:52pm
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First Thanksgiving after we moved out of state so its just us. But there will be turkey, gravy, potatoes, green beans, salad, pie, carmel rolls, naps, and an additional 5lbs on my butt.

TexasSugar Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 2:24pm
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Since Oma usually does all the cooking for Thanksgiving, she puts a German spin in it. This year she is in a halo, and isn't able to do alot of the cooking but we have stepped up and are still making everything she has always had.

Duck is our main meat, though there is a little sliced smoked Greenburg Turkey and a little ham or pork for those that don't eat duck.

The sides are:
Potato balls (can't spell the German name for these, but as kids we called them sticky balls.)
Saurkraut cooked with onions and mushrooms
Red Cabbage
Green Beans
Sweet potatoes topped with Marshmallows
Broccili and Rice Casserole.

We also have Fruit salad and rolls.

Desserts are being spread out among the grand kids, but at the moment I'm thinking I'm doing mini pumpkin pies, mini pecan tassies and mini cheesecakes. Debating on doing mini applie pies as well.

sadsmile Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:17pm
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Going"our classic" this year.

Brine Turkey rocks! OMG I have to go take it out of the freezer or I won't get to brine it!

OK Phew...
Roasted Turkey stuffed with fragrant apples wedges, sweet onions wedges, lemon wedges, fresh Rosemary and stuffed with seasoned butter.
Herb stuffing cups with dried cranberries and sauteed apples, sausage and onions. Which are cooked in a muffin tin for perfect portion easy serving and crispy edges all around.
Smashed potatoes
Gravy made from heavenly drippings.
Green beans seasoned with salt pork
Praline Pecan Sweet potato Souffle
Cranberry sauce
Hot buttered rolls
Pumpkin pie with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream
Cranberry Ginger Ale floats- the kids are nuts for these.

OK now after reading all of your menus and thinking about the aroma... I am getting all psyched up to start cooking. icon_smile.gif And I better get started because I am a one woman show with a side of helping hands when they get here. icon_wink.gif

ShelleyMJ Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:27pm
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We will have my daugher and her family this year so I am making all the family favorites. My husband enjoys doing the turkey and I get to cook till I drop!

Deep fried turkey
mashed potatoes/gravy
fresh green beens with ham hock
homemade buttermilk biscuits
sweet potatoe casserole
corn casserole
cranberry chutney
apple pie
pumkin pie

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

OOPS I forgot the Apple and sausage cornbread stuffing!

mbelgard Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 4:29pm
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It's just the four of us so I'm sure we're going to be eating leftovers for a week.

cheeseball and crackers

mashed potatoes
deviled eggs
cranberry sauce
layered salad
fruit salad

pumpkin pie
worms in dirt (my husband) icon_rolleyes.gif

multicrafty Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 4:32pm
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Thanksgiving this year is going to be really toned down it will just be four of us, because our oldest son, DIL and grand son won't be here.. They are coming home December 8 - 20th and we are having a combined thanksgiving Christmas with them and the rest of the extended families on the 19th that one will be a total of 17.

Thanksgiving day
Turkey with stuffing
mashed potatoes n gravy
corn casserole
chocolate pie

The big dinner on the 19th
fresh veggy tray with dip
2 kinds of stuffing (oyster, mushroom and walnut)
mashed potatos n gravy
sweet potato casserole
grean been casserole
scalloped potatos
stuffed mushrooms
deviled eggs

pumpkin pie
apple pie
cherry pie
pecan pie (2)
with fresh whipped cream

mightydragon663 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 5:39pm
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So, instead of going to MIL #2 for Turkey day, this year DH and I are having a very nontraditional "meal" by ourselves.

Cheese Fondue
pot stickers
Spinach/artichoke dip
cheese and crackers
guacamole and chips
little sandwiches
lil' smokies in BBQ sauce
queso and chips
and last but not least
pumpkin pie and blueberry pie

How's that for the single most unhealthy Thanksgiving meal ever? icon_lol.gif

TheCakerator Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 5:53pm
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we're heading over to my grandmas with the rest of my family and aunts, uncles and cousins.

This is what I know so far

mashed potatoes
homemade gravy
canned gravy
stove top stuffing
pickle tray
sweet potato casserole
green bean casserole
deviled eggs
dinner rolls

pumpkin pies
pumpkin rolls
chocolate creme pie
razzleberry pie

KHalstead Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 7:32pm
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For us (mind you it's just 4 of us, DH and 2 kids ( I have 3, but the oldest is with his Dad this year) and we're having:

a 20lb. turkey
mashed potatoes
sweet potatoes
macaroni and cheese (DD fav.)
baked beans (DS fav.)
Brocolli and cauliflower cass (DH fav.)
deviled eggs (everyones fav)
macaroni salad (my fav.)
crackers w/ cheese and pepperoni (DS and DD fav.)
pumpkin roll (DH fav)
pecan pie (my fav.)
pumpkin pie (cuz we have like 4 in the freezer lol)

think this is excessive?? lol We're serving dinner from 7 am to 4 pm at a local restaurant that's feeding the needy in our community so I am busy making a lot of it right now, along with baking cakes. Can anyone tell me why I agreed to make and deliver 2 cakes on Wed. and one ON THanksgiving????? me either!

Ohara Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 8:26pm
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This is our menu.

Oven roasted turkey
deep fried turkey
mashed potatoes
green bean casserole
broccoli rice casserole
deviled eggs
banana pudding
dinner rolls

pumpkin pie, pecan pie and Mississippi mud

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

KHalstead Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 1:06pm
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Originally Posted by mightydragon663

So, instead of going to MIL #2 for Turkey day, this year DH and I are having a very nontraditional "meal" by ourselves.

Cheese Fondue
pot stickers
Spinach/artichoke dip
cheese and crackers
guacamole and chips
little sandwiches
lil' smokies in BBQ sauce
queso and chips
and last but not least
pumpkin pie and blueberry pie

How's that for the single most unhealthy Thanksgiving meal ever? icon_lol.gif

You literally just named all of MY FAVORITE FOODS!!!!
Can I come over? lol

ccr03 Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 4:39pm
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Being as we are Mexican, we mix the two icon_smile.gif

Turkey w/mole negro
Arroz (spanish rice)
Mac & cheese
green bean casserole
mashed potatoes
pasta salad
pecan pie
peach pie
pumpkin pie
pumkin roll

and then this year I am making/made a little bag of chocolates for everyone. I made 160 candies last night! (4 varieties, two of each).

And this is just one dinner! My sister & her family, siblings & their boyfriend & girlfriend and my aunt are coming over - 20 ppl. Then we'll all go to my aunt's and have another 20 ppl there icon_smile.gif

mightydragon663 Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 6:00pm
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KHalstead, you'd be welcomed, but I'm not sure it would be worth the drive. icon_smile.gif I drove from MI to CO once, and it took forever to get here.

Happy Turkey Day Everyone!

KKC Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 10:49am
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We're having....

Fried Turkey
Baked Turkey
Honey Ham
Mac n cheese
Sweet potato casserole
yellow rice
pigeon peas and rice
collard greens
green beans
candied yams
Cornbread dressing
potato salad
dinner rolls

for desserts (made by me of course)
German Chocolate cake (2)
sweet potato pies (icon_cool.gif
Banana nut cake
Red Velvet
6 layer chocolate cake
Italian Creme Cake
Key West Crunch Pie
Cream Cheese Poundcake
Sour cream pound cake

I have a big (greedy) family lol!!!

cabecakes Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 5:05pm
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This year we are had:

small ham
small turkey
mash potatoes
sweet potatoes
baked beans
oyter stuffing
pasta salad
homemade noodles
blueberry cheesecake
blackberry cheesecake
pumpkin pie
pecan pie
cheese ball

nannie Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 5:34pm
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I was supposed to join some friends, made lots of cupcakes with the little piece of pumpkin pie on top (thank you CC tutorial)

Then last night came down with a cold.

No sleep, coughing, sneezing, blowing my nose.... icon_cry.gif

so instead, I'm going to curl up on the couch with the puppy and zone out ont tv.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and eat extra turkey for me. icon_lol.gif

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