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Thanksgiving Menu

Discussion in 'Thanksgiving' started by roccoerz, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. roccoerz

    roccoerz Reindeer Pooper Scooper Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    I know its still a little early... but do you know what you are making for Thanksgiving this year? Any idea yet?
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  2. Billy Battles

    Billy Battles Santa's Doppelganger MMC Lifer MMC Donor

    I have been putting together a menu over the last few days. This is the first Thanksgiving since I went Vegan. I however do not eat "Meat Substitutes" so there will be now Tofurkey or anything like that. Just probably what other people would consider sides.
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  3. Jeff Westover

    Jeff Westover Chief Santa Tracker MMC Founder Santa's Elf Kringle Radio DJ

    I think it is the sides that make the meal anyway.
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  4. Holiday

    Holiday North Pole Resident MMC Lifer Alum

    I am just starting to think about our Thanksgiving meal ~ since I just found out we are definitely hosting lunch for my in-laws. Instead of traditional turkey I'm 95% sure we are going to have turkey ribs. Now I need to figure out the sides. Everyone brings a dish...I'm sure there will be 7 layer salad, deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, corn, pumpkin somethings.... I need to get to work on that!!!

    My side of the family (for supper) will have turkey - 1 smoked & my Dad will make 1 regular 'ol turkey. And all the fixings you can imagine, since everyone brings a side dish & I have a large family! :smile: I can smell it already! :grin:

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  5. Holiday

    Holiday North Pole Resident MMC Lifer Alum

    I agree ~ and they are the things that make you feel miserable since you (I) have to try them all! :lol:
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  6. Holiday

    Holiday North Pole Resident MMC Lifer Alum

    I'm getting excited now!!!

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  7. Ladybugkisses

    Ladybugkisses Elf Choir Book Distributor MMC Lifer

    My already small family dinner with shrink by one this year leaving our family of 4 to just 3 (my adult neice is going to visit her parents out of state) but there will be no shortage of food on the table.

    No need for a huge turkey since I don't eat meat but I do make a roasted chicken for my girls and I have fish! That's the only difference from our table and many others. We'll still have mashed potatoes & gravy, sage stuffing, candied yams, mac 'n cheese, corn pudding, collard greens and this year I'll add a new side - au gratin cauliflower. My oldest loves it! Can't forget the yeast rolls. For dessert we'll have pumpkin pie and Dutch Apple pie.
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  8. Courtney

    Courtney Makin' A Comeback! MMC Lifer

    Still trying to plan out the menu, but there will be 2 roasted turkeys involved. [​IMG] - I love Pinterest, because that place is ideal for finding new/different recipes for the holidays. I'm still scouting out new ones this very moment, and I'm sure I'll be checking back with this thread for other ideas as well. I cannot wait for Thanksgiving. [​IMG]

    As it stands right now, we are also having...

    Mashed Potatoes
    Deviled Eggs
    Stove Top
    Pumpkin Pies (Libby's recipe)
    Pumpkin Bread (with and w/o chocolate chips)

    Questionable possibilities:

    Brussels Sprouts w/bacon
    Macaroni & Cheese
    Cherry Cheesecake
    Pumpkin Magic Cake
  9. snowflake22

    snowflake22 *Harlowe's Mom* MMC Lifer Louann Jeffries Award

    Yum!!! Sounds delicious!!

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  10. Courtney

    Courtney Makin' A Comeback! MMC Lifer

    Just giving this a bump! -- Thanksgiving is almost here! Anyone else have any their menus in the works?
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  11. SnowflakeMom

    SnowflakeMom Dang Near Santa Himself MMC Lifer

    We usually host about 20-25 people.

    On the menu we have:

    cheese/cracker plate
    a few diff types of chips/dips

    Main Meal:
    28lb turkey
    Spiral ham
    mashed potatoes
    green bean casserole
    baked carrots
    collard BIL makes them soo good!
    macaroni and cheese

    Apple pie
    Brownies with cream cheese mixed in
    cheesecake with strawberries on top

    I cannnot believe it is next week!! :???:
  12. snowflake22

    snowflake22 *Harlowe's Mom* MMC Lifer Louann Jeffries Award

    Sounds delicious, SnowflakeMom!

    It is coming fast! =]

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  13. novelist

    novelist Santa's Sleigh Designer MMC Lifer

    :corn::served:Dinner will be
    Turkey, stuffing, gravy, butternut squash casserole, and another vegetable, relish tray and dinner rolls.

    Pineapple upside down cake
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  14. VictoriaLT

    VictoriaLT Christmasologist MMC Lifer

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  15. snowflake22

    snowflake22 *Harlowe's Mom* MMC Lifer Louann Jeffries Award

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  16. Edge612

    Edge612 Christmas Royalty MMC Premiere Member

    That sounds really good...
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  17. Louise Rivers

    Louise Rivers Christmas Fan Merry Forums Member

    Yum, that sounds delicious! Definitely something I'd like to try for dinner sometime :) Thanks for sharing!

    Also, I'm not sure if this is the right thread to ask this in, but I found a neat recipe for buttermilk brine turkey and I was wondering if anyone had any tips on brining in general? I read some reviews saying brining anything can turn out soggy and not very nice looking so I'm really on the fence about trying it; I just liked the idea of a different way of cooking the turkey. Thanks in advance!
  18. Robert glenn

    Robert glenn Christmas Fan Merry Forums Member

    Thankgiving menu:
    • Perfect Roast Turkey.
    • Cheese Grits and Corn Pudding.
    • Roasted Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline.
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  19. Holiday

    Holiday North Pole Resident MMC Lifer Alum

    We are hosting my family this year - 35 people for supper, 45 total coming & going through the day/evening.
    We will have:

    Roast Turkey
    2 Smoked Turkey roasts
    Mashed Potatoes/Gravy
    Smoked Twice Baked Potatoes
    Green Bean Casserole
    Jalapeno Corn Casserole
    Seven Layer Salad
    Sweet Potato Soufflé

    Pumpkin Pies
    Chocolate Lava Cake

    Cornucopia stuffed with cheese chunks, Grapes, little sausage sticks
    "Turkey" meat & cheese tray
    Snack Mix
    Cream Cheese/Pepper Jelly

    And whatever everyone else brings! :) Mmmm
  20. SnowDog

    SnowDog Reindeer Pooper Scooper Merry Forums Member

    This will be my hubby and my first year making Thanksgiving for our family... I have to admit i'm a little nervous! We have a TINY oven so i'm hoping a turkey will even fit.. we might do cornish hens or a chicken instead i'm not sure honestly lol. I'm also worried about making too many or two few sides. Do you ask your family to each bring something or do you make it all? Any tips for a first timer?
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