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    Default What are you making for Thanksgiving?

    This year will be the first year that I will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner. I have tons of holiday recipes from my Aunt and Grandmothers, however, I want a few things that are all 'mine'. New favorites, I guess you could say.

    So, what are YOU having for thanksgiving?

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    We moved away from my grandmother when I was 12. Every single thanksgiving since then, I've made my grandmother's pan stuffing -- it's different from the stuffing that you'd put in the turkey. Here are the ingredients

    homemade chicken broth
    white bread, torn/cubed and air-dried
    lots of butter to saute celery and onions
    eggs
    salt
    pepper
    good quality sage

    It's my absolute FAVORITE dish!

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    I haven't planned the whole menu yet, but there will be Tofurky, pumpkin soup, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes of some sort, grean beans with shallot sauce, popovers, and apple pie.

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    The usual. I have to make T-day JUST like my dh's grandmother made it, or the . LOL! Naw, not really but I do have to make her dressing, and I can ADD, but not subtract anything. All the usual dishes have to be there.

    Turkey
    Dressing
    Mashed taters
    Gravy
    That gol'darn green bean casserole
    Pecan sweet potatoes
    Rolls (have to be brown and serve (?!?) ---one year I made scratch yeast rolls and everybody had a cow.
    Pies--apple, pumpkin, pecan, chocolate cream
    Cookies for the little ones

    This is for dh's family--about 23 people, give or take someone bringing a boyfriend or whatev.

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    I usually make a cheesy mashed potatoe. I just add some sour cream, cream cheese and shred cheese to my potatoes and put them back in the oven for a bit.

    This year, I think I will add garlic so that they are a garlic and cheese mashed potatoe.

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    Reservations! Lol!

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    Probably the same thing I make every year:

    2 turkeys ~ one roasted and one smoked
    my holiday mashed potatoes
    my sweet potato casserole
    stuffing
    gravy
    cinnamon pears
    cole slaw
    green bean casserole
    corn
    peas
    relish tray

    desserts: pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, chocolate pie

    I try to have one new dish every year...usually an appetizer of some sort.

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    First off I think you are insane doing this with a newborn!

    We always have Thanksgiving at my Mom's house and we split the cooking duties.

    Appetizers
    cheese and crackers
    shrimp cocktail
    veggies and dip

    Main Meal
    Turkey
    stuffing
    gravy
    mashed potatoes
    glazed sweet potatoes
    butternut squash
    creamed onions
    2-3 kinds of cranberry sauce
    green salad

    Dessert
    apple pie
    pumpkin pie
    pecan pie


    I usually bring apps and desserts and we work on dinner together when I get there.

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    The trip across the lawn to my neighbors house LOL

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    It'll be the same as every year.

    Turkey
    Stuffing
    Mashed Potatoes
    Green Bean Casserole
    Mandarin Orange jello
    Olives
    Stuffed Celery
    Rolls (these have changed over the years. We used to always get the brown and serve that you can only get during the holidays, but we really like the frozen pillsbury rolls. They're really flaky)

    Of course, pumpkin pie for dessert.

    We usually have sparkling cider too.

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    We are actually having my SIL and BIL from Pennsylvania, this year for Thanksgiving. I'll make:

    2 Turkeys, one roasted one deep fried.
    Mushroom Stuffing
    Mashed Potatoes
    Green beans (with carmelized onions and bacon)
    squash
    cranberry sauce
    tossed salad

    pumpkin pie
    mincemeat pie
    apple pie

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    Turkey with cornbread dressing and giblet gravy
    7 layer salad
    hashbrown casserole
    fresh greenbeans
    sweet potatoes with pecans
    relish tray
    rolls
    pumpkin pie
    pecan pie
    cheesecake
    coconut cake

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    Reservations at my SIL Sandy's house in Virginia Beach. We're gonna leave here on Monday morning go up to Fayetteville and visit my SIL Rose. Then drive to Richmond, Va and vist with friends on Tuesday. Wednesday drive to Va. Beach and vist with a whole wad of relations. Start home Friday morning with a stop at JJ Flea Market Saturday am at Athens, Ga.

    Laurie in Bradenton

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    Well, to be completely honest, dh cooks Thanksgiving dinner. I make some mean mashed potatoes, but he does the rest.

    He cooks a turkey, makes some mushroom thing that he and my mom like, I make potatoes, we make corn, I make biscuits, and that's about it.

    It is my all time favorite meal of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nandmsmom View Post
    First off I think you are insane doing this with a newborn!
    So does my Dad.

    But I'm already back to my daycare kids and everything. So, I figure if 7 kids in my house doesn't bother me, then neither will my family on Thanksgiving. I have a small family anyways, so I'm not cooking for 20 or 30 people.

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