My Thanksgiving Menu

November 13, 2010

I always have a hard time narrowing it down because there are so many delicious dishes worthy of a Thanksgiving feast.  I think I’ve settled on this line up, assuming my oven is back in working order by then. If not, we’ll pretend we’re camping and do the turkey on the smoker.

We’ll have 13 at our table and, despite our terrible losses this year, there’s much to be thankful for.

Turkey, Brined and Roux-Roasted

Corn Bread & Biscuit Bacon Dressing

Cranberry Sauce with Tangerine, Ginger and Pomegranate

Butternut Squash Soup

Corn Pudding Stuffed Pumpkin

Family classics:  Broccoli Nut Casserole, from my grandmother’s recipe box and  Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows,  so I can let my mom follow her annual tradition of burning the marshmallows.

Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

What are your favorites for Thanksgiving?  Traditional or something new?  A mix of both?

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1 Sarah November 14, 2010 at 12:05 am

It’s a mix of both. Turkey and dressing, of course, but we changed from the sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top because neither my mother nor I like marshmallows that much. Instead, we make a sweet potato casserole with a pecan brown sugar crumb topping. We’re also forgoing the traditional ‘green bean casserole’ and doing oven roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and onions. Pumpkin pie is traditional and we might do something chocolate on the side… maybe cake balls for sweet nibblings later.

That Broccoli Nut casserole sounds intriguing. Will you be sharing that recipe later?

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2 Karen Bove November 14, 2010 at 10:12 am

I prefer a sweet potato casserole too the marshmallow thing is my bow to family tradition. I’m hoping to give the Broccoli Nut casserole a test run before Thanksgiving and share the results. I haven’t eaten it in many years so I’ve forgotten what it’s like.

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3 Beth November 17, 2010 at 8:33 pm

I’m planning a thanksgiving dinner for 30 this year… (I’m living in New Zealand and all the locals want a taste of the States!) This has just really helped me out, thanks!!

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4 Karen Bove November 17, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Wow, I’m used to cooking for 10 to 15 or so, but cooking for 30 would be a real challenge. Good luck!!

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5 Aimee Michelle November 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm

We are being pretty traditional this year as well as Ultra Budge Concious. I am feeding eight this year. Normally I pour myself over cookbooks to find something new or fancy to try for Thanksgiving, but this year I poured myself over coupons and store ads to find the cheapest deals on ingredients. Although the pretty pages that adorn my Food and WIne cook books, are always so cozy and excite me to copy their recipes, I had possibly MORE fun bargain shopping! I am excited to officially announce my total bill for this year’s feast, but so far I am forecasting less than $100 and that includes all the libations! ;)

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