The "What are you having for THanksgiving Dinner" thread
I will start!
baby spinach salad with strawberries and pecans
lamb on the grill
smoked ham from the local Nahunta store (really yummy stuff!)
Squash casserole (my specialty!)
Baby carrots in honey and butter sauce
Mashed taters with gravy
Crowder peas and corn
WHole berry cranberry sauce
sweet potato pie
Baily's irish creme cheesecake
I don't have to cook or clean up so this could possibley be the best Thanksgiving ever!!!
Menu: Turkey, spiral honey ham, stuffing, green bean casseroll, cranberry out of the can of course, broccoli salad, mashed potato's, gravy, biscuits, pumkin pie, cheese cake from the cheese cake factory and whatever else makes it on to the table.
I want to be like Barbie because that bitch has everything!
smoked salmon on crostini with mayonaise & lemon sauce.
Parsnips cooked in honey and sugar. mmm.
Carrots cooked in butter. haha, so healthy.
Alex's Chocolate Rum Cake!
Andy's Mulled Wine!
Not technically Thanksgiving, but I'm cooking a "Christmas Meal" with a friend for 45 people on the walking trip we're organising this weekend. It will be a combined Thanksgiving/Christmas meal for the Americans among us. Very excited!
"Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
"With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
I think i'm coming to your guys for supper tomorrow!
Being a canadian, already had mine which was a typical turkey and fixing. With pumpkin pie and saskatoon pie. For appetizers, my little cousins made ants on a log ( celery with peanut butter and raisins on top).
I even had an early US thanksgiving with aunt and uncle which was a smoked salmon peices for appies and then a cooked stuffed salmon for supper.
Unfortunately, the oven in the apartment we just moved into last week is all sorts of crappy (like you set it for a certain temperature and it may or may not reach that temperature ever) and I haven't had time to get maintenance out there to fix the darned thing, so I refuse to cook anything poultry-related. Fortunately, I received a gift card to the Honeybaked Ham Company last year that I never used.
So broken oven + gift card = fully cooked frozen turkey already thawing in my fridge. All I have to do is warm it and we're good to go.
Mashed potatoes & green beans will be done stove-top (thankfully, the stove top functions just fine).
Rolls & a pie to be provided by the lovely people at the local Dutch market, if I manage to get out of work early enough to drive the hour + to get there before it closes (fingers crossed that they still have pies & rolls by time I get there!).
Voila, instant Thanksgiving dinner for new hubby, myself, and my mom. I'm a bit sad about having to buy pies this year, since pies are my thing but I'd rather have a purchased pie than kill one in my oven!
Indy, we have the same oven I think, and probably the same landlord. "What? It's hot, isn't it?"
This year instead of blocking the kitchen off as the DMZ and doing the entire dinner myself in some kind of kitchen choreography that should get me a scholarship to Juliard, I am only doing a few things since my mom's boyfriend cooks.
Pumpkin Pie with Apple Butter (so good, not a noticeable apple flavor)
Hmm, that sounds kind of sad. Maybe I'll cook for the dogs too. I'll feel kind of useless with only a couple hours' worth of cooking...
Unfortunately, we are from Michigan but we live in Oregon. No family to visit, so we're going to a friend's house. But I am bringing my annual specialty: Cornbread Casserole. It's a major HIT everywhere I take it and it's easy, easy, easy! So if you're in a pinch for a great, super easy sidedish that everyone will love, here's the recipe:
1 can regular corn - drained
1 can creamed corn - undrained
1 cup sour cr.
1 stick butter, melted
1 box Jiffy cornbread mix
If you're making it for a group of at least 4 or more, best to double or triple the recipe, although if you triple it, you will want to use more than one casserole dish b/c it gets really thick and difficult to cook through.
Just mix it all up, spray your casserole dish with Pam and cook it on 350 for about an hour and a half or until it's browned on the outside and a toothpick comes out clean.
Not exactly fine dining or healthy, but everybody loves it!
i am the official chopper/table setter/dish washer/chef's assistant
salad with baby greens and mushrooms
butternut squash/apple soup
cranberry sauce with apples and oranges
roasted carrots and parsnips
green bean casserole
mini pumpkin cheesecakes
SOOOO EXCITED! thanksgiving dinner is my FAVORITE meal of the ENTIRE YEAR!
Tomorrow, with friends, I'm making the pumpkin pie, cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole, and taking black olives, crackers and cheese, and merlot. They have ham-which is ok, but, on Friday I'm making turkey with stuffing, with another of each of the above. This is the first Thanksgiving hubby and I have had at home in almost 12 years, so I'm going all out. I inherited a turkey roasting pan from my mother, through her mother. Makes the turkeys on the magazine covers look poor in comparison. And the taste--with the stuffing inside--can I say YUM!
green salad w/ apples and almonds
cranberry sauce (still can't make it like mom's, but I'm tryin!)
roasted brussels sprouts
sweet potatoes gratin
home made rolls
mincemeat pie (don't ask, its my grandma's thing...)
but if caradino wanted to send some of those mini-pumpkin cheesecakes to my house, I'd make room on the menu!
We go to our friend's house, who is an amazing cook, so all we bring is:
bottle of wine
What our friend serves is:
cold green beans vinaigrette
hot green beans with almonds
roasted sweet potatoes
mashed regular potatoes
and the most incredible pumpkin chiffon thing with homemade whipped cream. I start craving it at the end of October!
I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry
Kathy R- Sorry i forget that saskatoons don't grow everywhere. They are a mainly canadian - north western US berry. Look similar to a blueberry. Maybe almost a cross between a blueberry and a rosehip berry.
Y'all are making me want to cook and bake. No cooking for me this year, which I kinda miss, since we will be having fried cheese sticks, fried mushrooms, onion blossom, salad/soup, steak (not me), and either crab stuffed tilapia or crab cakes and coconut shrimp (can't decide which I want), or whatever else we decide on at Sam Seltzer's. We're going out for the 2nd year in a row, since my dad died last year just before Thanksgiving. Last year we ended up at IHOP and didn't mind one bit. Maybe next year I will be ready to have the home cooked Thanksgiving again. I do miss the leftovers!