I am fortunate that the women all bring a dish. We have always done this since we can have up to 25 people. It's easier on the hostess and it's fun to see what dishes others come up with.
I have been thinking of my menu which is usually pretty close to the same each year. The entrees are favorites of someone and if they don't appear on the menu someone wants to know where it is! :) It's always fun to try a new dish but I haven't thought it through yet to decide what that will be. Do you have any thoughts for something new? A favorite that must appear on your Thanksgiving menu?
Menu for Thanksgiving 2008
*Turkey cooked in fryer (we did this for the first time last year and LOVED it prepared that way)
*Crockpot stuffing (this works well since we don't have a turkey in the oven to stuff...it's a very moist stuffing)
*Cranberry salad I insist on a cranberry salad although sometimes I feel many don't care for cranberries
*Sweet Potato Casserole...yum!
*Spinach au gratin courtesy of Barefoot Contessa (I must figure out how to add a link!)
*Homemade Pumpkin Pie
Of course there will be more added. This is just a start.