Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Prep

I’m not sure where I got hooked on the Thanksgiving Dinner Menu idea but boy, did I get hooked. I have a rather large file of tear sheets of nothing but Thanksgiving menus and recipes. I remember Thanksgiving was the first big family meal that I fixed by myself. I was probably 15 or 16. I just cooked what my Mom and Dad told me but it was very first turkey. I was exhausted and not really hungry by the time we all sat down but I was hooked. Okay, a confession: I don’t really like turkey. I eat the dark meat but the white. I refuse to make gravy because I don’t like gravy. I always made someone else make it if they wanted it. (I got this from my Dad – he had the same policy with the roast beef at Sunday dinner.)

I do so love the side dishes – the variety of dressings, the plenty of green vegetables, any carrot or squash is good, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, rolls, fresh butter, relish trays of olives, black & green, pickles, celery & carrot sticks, maybe some pickled beets, spiced peaches, and cranberry salad but more about this later. Then there is dessert. Any kind of pie and cheesecake – I’ve got a recipe for all of them and have made most of them at one time or another. I’ll take a pie over cake any day of the week and a cheesecake over a pie sooner. Appetizers – shrimp cocktail, cheese & crackers, chips and dips, , anything on a stick or Chex Mix anyone?

Yeah, this is one holiday that I’ll go all out for in terms of food. Now about those table favors. Anyone?

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Archive
Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square