What is your Thanksgiving menu?

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Registered: 08-07-2007
What is your Thanksgiving menu?
Tue, 11-22-2011 - 2:15am

I'm always curious about other people's traditions. In my family, its weird but we do the same menu for Thanksgiving as we do for Christmas. In the past, we've tried various things to add to or make it different, but it never sticks. This is it.

Mashed potatoes and giblet gravy
Sweet potato with marshmallows
Green bean casserole
Fruit salad
Cranberry relish, and canned
Pecan pie
Pumpkin pie
Mincemeat oatmeal cookies

For appetizers I am making a brie (pasteurized) with fruit compote, and the bread-bowl spinach dip and baby carrots. This year, my sister is bringing a ham with her from Virginia too, so I only bought a 13lb turkey.

Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Registered: 08-10-1999
Tue, 11-22-2011 - 11:46am
When I cook it looks like this:

Mashed potatoes and gravy
Green Beans
Tossed salad
Cranberry sauce (my sister will only eat it if there are the tell-tale ridges)

Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Pie
Wine! :)

If it's at my aunt's you can add in Ambrosia that my grandma's aunt always makes (jello/fruit/whipped cream), and sub champagne for wine.

If it's at my SIL's, you can take away the green beans, tossed salad, asparagus, and cranberry sauce, and take away the pumpkin pie. ;) Yeah, they aren't into veggies much, lol!

I usually do a HUGE turkey and lots of sides so everyone can get leftovers to take hom. The sucky part about this job is that last year and this year I haven't been able to/won't be able to cook for the holidays. It's very upsetting. But I am thankful that we can go to my SIL's and it will be taken care of.

I hope everyone has a happy thanksgiving!