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    What is for your Thanksgiving dinner?

    What is your menu?

    OINK


    Here is our menu.
    (a friend and i are sharing the duties)
    We will be a group of only 8 or 10


    20+ lb bird and gravy (her)
    sausage, apple and walnut stuffing (me)
    Sweet potato casserole (her)
    mashed sour cream and garlic potatoes (me)
    pearl onions with cream sauce (her)
    sautee mushrooms (her)
    butternut squash (me)
    crescent rolls (me and pillsbury)
    cranberry/orange/apple/relish (me)
    cider (her)
    pies (GFS Chef Pierre Hi rise apple)

    then into the pool to try to swim 3000 yds to make room for cold turkey sandwiches

    in all honesty, i would much rather be in aruba eating pasta and salad at terazza italiana!!

    similar menu (also with a ham and lasagna) and 6 more people for Christmas dinner.

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    Just the 3 of us....means i will cook everything
    DH picked out a 20lb butterball...(he has lost it)
    Portuguese stuffing, made,with different breads
    golden butter sour cream garlic mashed potatoes
    sweet potatoes casserole with pecans,
    baby peas with pearl onions
    homemade cranberry sauce
    dinner rolls...Publix (thank goodness)
    of course gravy to pour over everything
    Dessert....pies made from Marie
    watch football, drinks, more food
    DS thought a ham would be nice...I am not that nice

    anyone that wants to come over ..please do
    like Andrea I rather be in Aruba. Would even eat pizza
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    Dh and I are having our traditional "Calm Before the Storm" Thanksgiving Dinner today. We do this every year the weekend before Thanksgiving because next weekend will be a crazy whirlwind of visiting family all over the place. We were in Aruba last Thanksgiving so this year we have lots of stops. I love it and wouldn't have it any other way, but because it is so crazy we started doing our own small dinner together so we could really enjoy it without having to run off to the next house.
    Today's menu:
    Small 9lb butterball
    Creamy mashed potatoes
    Southern style green beans, not the casserole
    Corn casserole
    Some cheesy spinach thing that I'm trying out to possibly take to aunt's house on Thursday.
    Stove top stuffing because we love it
    Extra cheesy baked mac & cheese
    Candied sweet potatoes
    Canned cranberry sause in memory of my grandma
    Some kind of rolls, probably store bought.
    This upside down apple pecan pie thing that I saw on facebook that looks very difficult and I hope doesn't fall apart.
    We will eat this all for the next couple days until it's gone.
    Thursday we start with flag football at my sister in laws house, from there we do lunch with 30 of my mom's family at our local Moose Lodge at their traditional buffet so no one has to cook or clean and we can all sit together at the same table. Then we drive about at hour to my aunts house with about 20 people for Redskins football, dinner, and a birthday party. From there we may go another hour away to my dad's after party, but that depends how tired we are. Then Saturday we drive 3 hours away to Jon's mom's house for the best food ever and spend the day with his family. I love it! By Sunday we are exhausted.
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    We'll be spending Thanksgiving at Tom's niece's house with her family, my sister-in-law and her husband. Fortunately, we all live close by. Everyone chips in with the cooking. I'm in charge of the shrimp cocktail and a giant cheesecake. Looking forward to a relaxing holiday.

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    Dunno..... dinner at DD's house.... I get to bring a vegetarian mushroom gravy..... I'm sure everything revolves around some turkey.

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    Cp ...as long as you are not "some turkey"

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    You are all making me hungry. We will have:
    Turkey and ham
    mashed potatoes with cream cheese and a little cheddar cheese
    butternut squash, green bean casserole, gravy and home made stuffing
    cranberry sauce, jello salad, corn pudding, home made banana bread, rolls and pumpkin pie and I always have to have corn. We are all blessed we will be with our family and enjoy these happy times. Also blessed to be able to have ample food on our table. i do give to the food bank each month as i never want a child to go hungry. Everyone enjoy this special holiday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    Cp ...as long as you are not "some turkey"
    ...only in some people's eyes...!

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    Our food was pretty amazing this afternoon, if I do say so myself. Here's the garlic, herb roasted turkey with really good green beans in the background.
    The other pic is a piece of upside down apple pecan pie.
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    looks awesome!!!

    do you and jon share the cooking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    Our food was pretty amazing this afternoon, if I do say so myself. Here's the garlic, herb roasted turkey with really good green beans in the background.
    The other pic is a piece of upside down apple pecan pie.
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