What Are You Planning For Turkey Day?

Menus | November 18, 2011 | By

This year I’ll be spending Thanksgiving with a bunch of Brits. Yep, you heard that right, non-Americans. I think they have green cards or I’m pretty sure they at least have visas, and well, I don’t think any of them are on a no-fly list. Well, there is one who could be….

Anyway, one family is frying a turkey, one family is bringing a honey-baked ham and I’m making the side dishes because my control freak self needs to manage the menu or I’ll die.

So here’s what we’re having for Thanksgiving. I’ll link to any recipes that I’m using in case something sounds tasty to you too!

Deep Fried Turkey
Honey-Baked Ham
Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Spinach Madeleine
Shredded Parmesan Brussel Sprouts
Sangria Cranberry Sauce
Smashed Red Potatoes (for the kids since the sweet potatoes are spicy)
Garlicky Green Beans (for the non-brussel sprout eaters)
Dinner Rolls

Nana’s making pies, but I’m not sure what sort yet, so I can’t tell you about that.

What are YOU serving this Thanksgiving? Come on, share! One year I ordered take-out Chinese, so who am I to judge?

  1. Sally
    November 18, 2011

    Mom and the in-laws are coming to town, and I am cooking my first ever Thanksgiving meal! I am planning to serve up:

    Turkey
    Cornbread dressing
    Mashed potatoes & parsnips w/ carmalized onions & blue cheese
    Buttered Peas & Pearl Onions
    Candied Sweet Potatoes
    Cranberry Orange Relish
    Dinner Rolls

    Wine – Cuvaison’s Vin Gris and Bald Mountain Zinfandel (yes, the wine was part of menu planning!)

    My mother-in-law is bringing pie, because hers are well, flat out awesome. She’ll probably do a pumpkin, berry, or maybe even mincemeat.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  2. Robin Lingo Hesse
    November 20, 2011

    Nana is baking pumpkin pies, a apple pie, a cherry pie and a big pan of chocolate chip brownies for the kiddo’s(big and small) who don’t want pie. Toppings will include whip cream and vanilla ice cream. There may also be a extra or two surprises.

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