whada you makin' for thanksgiving???
i want to make this kale salad -- i like kale chips that i make -- here's a blog post re: kale chips --
but this salad is cool because it says squishing/massaging the small kale strips with the smoked chopped almonds breaks down the kale so its nicer to eat fresh -- it's too bouyant for my taste so i'll report back on that one:
and i'm doing chocolate covered strawberries because my sweet hostess loves them, they are light and decadent and mostly fruit --
and maybe some other stuff -- because my husband and i take turns being the other's sous chef -- i talk him through some of his creations and he helps me with mine
well maybe that makes me the head chef -- hahahaha
whada yah makin'?
Can't help you K8memphis...we Canadians have had our Thanksgiving..
well how was it -- what did you have?
I'm assuming K8memphis you mean me jchuck??
My niece hosted Thanksgiving dinner. The usual..turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, yams and salad. Pumpkin pie and my pumpkin spice chocolate cake for dessert.
yes, jchuck -- i had to type my post twice and i inadvertently left your name out the second time -- sorry --
sounds like a lovely dinner
Well your reply isn't here..so answering using your answer thru my email.
Yes, it was a lovely thanksgiving dinner. Always more enjoyable when you don't have to do all the cooking!!
We are having Thanksgiving dinner at my nephews new home this year and he and his wife are planning to do most of the cooking (wooooohoooo, after 40 something years!), so I will make a pumpkin pie for him, as usual, fresh cranberry-orange relish and deviled eggs. Nothing else has been decided...some sort of cake, for sure. Mike is planning to smoke a turkey breast for us, too. He has a new grill-smoker and it is awesome.
I'm lucky this year and got invited to my sister's house , but I am making homemade dinner rolls, crockpot corn ,pecan pie, and apple pie. She is making the stuffing, turkey, yams, plus other family members are making deviled eggs, coleslaw, mashed potatoes and other pies. So literally a feast.
Oh my Sandra & Bakerlady2
All the food soubds delicious..
nothing :( Being alone there is no reason to cook anything special. I might get myself a lobster tail -- that sounds good.
Ahhh..sorry kakeladi your aline for thanksgiving. No family near? No friends to share it with. A widow at my church is opening her door Christmas day for dinner to other "no family" friends. She knows what its like to be alone fir Christmas dinner.
I've got an even dozen people coming over and almost everything is on the menu
Italians like a pasta course (after the antipasta course and before the turkey course) so I'm making lasagna. A few years back with a smaller crowd I made individual lasangas but that is not happening this year! And for those who can't pasta (like my gluten-free sister) I am also making a butternut squash soup that is really delish! It doesn't have any heavy cream or dairy in it at all but it's still creamy tasting!
Last year I made a cake in my rectangular casserole dish and iced it to look like a dish of mashed potatoes. This year I'm making actual mashed potatoes but the family will be skeptical - lol! I think I'll make an orange cake shaped like a pumpkin with my bundt pan as a table decoration. I have a lot of plans for a person with more than a full time regular job - I am at least trying to take Wednesday off!
Sorry you're not nearby @kakeladi - you could join us! Although there is never a bad time for a lobster tail - enjoy!
We're having really simple turkey and dressing with cranberry sauce, a green salad and rolls. Not sure exactly when that's going to be since we've both volunteered to work on Thanksgiving so those with kids and family coming can take off. Since it's just us, that's no big deal.
lynne, i'm sorry you're by yourself this year but i'm thankful we've been cake buddies all these years
-- that's the closest i can get to lobster & turkey -- hope yours is much much better!
I, too, hate to think of you being alone, Lynne. One of the things for which I am thankful this year is meeting you and our new friendship! Enjoy lobster - doesn't get any better than that!
I'm on my own by choice this year. Since I work in a restaurant, my family will be about 3 hours away, and I chose to work the day after. Too much driving for one day. I need to be off the week after, so my assistant is taking Thanksgiving weekend.
I'm gonna get a crab at Whole Foods, roast it, garlic bread and a good Chardonnay.
Wow, all this food sounds amazing! So hungry right now! We don't do Thanksgiving in Aus but I am looking forward to Christmas. I think I may do something different and do a pecan pie - sounds so delish.
I was alone one Christmas when I was living in London and I have to say, I had THE NICEST Christmas I had had in a long time! I absolutely splurged and made myself a beautiful seven course dinner and had lovely champagne cocktails throughout the day. I was sloshed by the time my final course was ready and then put a cheesy Christmas movie on and fell asleep with a full and happy tummy, I was almost purring I was so content. No bickering family, no arguments over music so I could play all my cheesy stuff to my heart's content, nobody telling me I had to wear a paper hat from the cracker just because everyone else was (I had a box of six crackers to myself, I wore all six paper hats - heheh), dancing in the kitchen... I had a lovely day just spoiling myself.
I hope you can have a nice Thanksgiving even if you are alone, kakeladi xxxxx
meme, you made me laugh -- sloshed & stylin' in all six hats heheheheheh
rychevamp & cakefan -- i worked holidays to let others be with family until i got my family -- but then bakeries are always open christmas eve too
theresa, wow that sounds good! i'm polish-- i mean i love italian sausage -- but you just can't get Good polish sausage around here in west tennessee -- i need to work on that -- but and i know we've had this conversation before, my daughter makes pierogi every year in homage to my sweet little mom & pop -- i have everything to be thankful for --
sandra, we get to share a meal with my daughter's in-law's again this year-- wonderful sweet time -- my son-in-law can cook! but this year my daughter has to work! she has the honor of going to nyc with her job an lcsw to be the liaison for st jude patients appearing on the today show -- so proud of here -- we'll have a mini thanksgiving w/her
bakerlady -- that sounds so good -- apple pie and deviled eggs mmmm -- i think i'm gonna do deviled eggs now :)
Wow Kate happy to hear about your daughter and her good work !
My hubby is Polish. My daughter and I were just talking about Babcia yesterday. We don't have any Polish food on Thanksgiving, purely traditional. But Christmas Eve..fish, pierogies, cabbage rolls, kapusta, of course patychky, and turkey. Sadly, no borscht. No one likes beet soup but me!!
Weird..the rest of my message never got posted!!.. My niece is hosting this year for Christmas Eve. I'm making the cabbage rolls for her. We also have Chrusciki cookies (Angel wings) as part of dessert.
thank you so much, theresa
jchuck -- wow you have a lot of ethnic goodies -- cabbage rolls mmmmmm gwumpky!
jchuck, have an angel wing for me :)
This year we have three dinners to attend. I have school conferences same day as hubby's extended family dinner. So my older son 18 is practicing for thursday by making no bake pumpkin cheese cake. On Thursday lunch at my sisters again he's making the cheesecake, my youngest 10 is making "gigi's" celebration fruit salad which most people call ambrosia. I am bringing stuffing, deviled eggs two ways and rolls also. For dinner we are going to My inlaws. I bring deviled eggs there too ussually. My sweet mother in law does most of the cooking for both the extended family dinner and our intimate family dinner.
Thanks everyone for the kudos. Don't feel too bad for me. I intend to overindulge in foodball and enjoy myself. I can do whatever I want! :)
Sure it would be nice to have many others around and if I knew of a 'soup kitchen' needing help I'd jump right in......I'm most at home in a kitchen.
For Years, I had lots of Thanksgiving days "on" and "off" of having to deal with shopping/buying/expense/cleaning house/prep/cooking/hot kitchens/and being tired by the end of the holiday. I relished it on those years "off"!! Now it is me +1, so this year, we are having aged Prime Rib, salad, and lemon meringue pie.
But not before I go for a long bike ride :) hehe