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.
Once I get thru this week, I'll make my Thanksgiving menu plans. We're pretty traditional, though. I do make a carrot souffle my kiddos love; and I have a great dressing recipe. One of our desserts is usually one of hubby's favs......but like you said, there's more to come!
I am loving those turkey dishes. I just love the Thanksgiving holiday and all the traditions that go along with it:)
It's one of my fave holidays, I can almost taste the turkey now lol
This year it will be bittersweet my son recently moved to CA. He was offered a job he just could not refuse and as my husband and I told him you're only young once. But oh do I miss him. It was time for him to spread his wings I know, he has been out of college for a couple of years, but I didn't think his wings would take him that far !!!
But I am with you I love tradtions.
And thanks so much for all your info on the cornucopias, one ? do you use a piece of foam at the base to attach things to ?
Oh I love it all! The Turkey dishes are beautiful! Nancy
What lovely pics you posted! I'm going to look for a crockpot stuffing recipe...I really like that idea...it would free up the oven for other things. ;-) Bo
Oh, I forgot to add that of course you know I love the dishes, but that Thanksgiving platter is awfully nice, too, darlin!
Your menu sounds yummy! We have most of the same things you mentioned. For dessert pumpkin pie and pecan pie.
The menu sounds divine and I just love the plates!
Your table looks beautiful!
Our Thanksgiving menu is pretty similar to yours. I have to have sweet potato casserole and dressing. I actually could do w/o the turkey!
I've never had a fried turkey. It sounds good, but I can't see Mama and I taking that on. Sounds like a man's job to me!
I would use peacock feathers! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I just looked through yours and it is beautiful! Lovely arrangements and decorating ideas. Great to meet you:>)
Our Turkey dinner wouldn't be complete without 95% carbs!
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