Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Menu

One week left people!!  For some reason, I'm not feeling stressed at all about Thanksgiving Day even though I'm not as organized as usual with it.  I think it's starting to feel easier after hosting it for so many years!  I am so blessed to have the space to host it and to be able to cook up lots of yummy food for family!  It will be a wonderful day of giving thanks, visiting, and eating.

My menu has started to feel sort of basic, but these are the dishes that everybody likes, so why change it?  I do throw in a new recipe or two every year to see what the family thinks.  Some dishes come back again and some don't.  For example, I made this Sour Cream Apple Pie last year (yummy),
but it turns out that most of the family members prefer a traditional apple pie.  And now I'm laughing 'cause I don't even plan on making an apple pie this year!  LOL - I'm pretty sure they'll all be okay though!

Here's the menu (always subject to last-minute changes!):


Boy Scout Popcorn - assorted flavors (Hey - we HAD to buy popcorn from our own son!)
Lacy Cheddar Crisps

Holiday Cranberry Spread*

Main Dishes

Brined Roasted Turkey

Side Dishes

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Slow Cooker Stuffing
Roasted Spring Veggies
Cranberry Sauce (trying a new recipe - if it doesn't work out, then I'll make this one)
Rolls (trying a Cooking Light recipe)


Amaretto Cake

Pumpkin Pie (another new recipe - excited about it!)
Toffee Cookies

* We had this Holiday Cranberry Spread last year, but the place I linked to is gone!  Took me a bit of searching, but I found the recipe again (whew!) - thanks to The Queen Mommy!  I'm gonna list it right here so I don't lose it again!

Holiday Cranberry Spread

1 bag (16 oz) fresh cranberries, rinsed and sorted
1 orange, peeled and seeded
1 red apple, cored and peeled
1 jalapeno, seeded and deveined
1 cup sugar
1-2 packages (8 oz) cream cheese

In food processor, combine cranberries, orange sections, apple slices, jalapeno, and sugar.  Mix until blended.  Store in refrigerator 24 hours.  One hour before serving, soften 8 oz cream cheese and spread in bottom of glass pie pan.  Spread half of cranberry mixture over the top.  Cover and refrigerate until serving.  Serve with crackers (Ritz are yummy with this).  Can make another batch with second 8 oz. of cream cheese and other half of cranberry mixture!  It's soooooo yummy!!
If you're in need of some pumpkin recipes for Thanksgiving, you can stop by my Pumpkin Recipes post for my recipes plus linked-up recipes.

Don't forget - it's CHOCOLATE Friday tomorrow!  Stop by and link up your own chocolate posts!

What are your Thanksgiving plans?

Have a terrific day friends!


  1. Can I come, eat, burp and then head back home to pack? LOL!

    Big I love a day that allows you to not only stuff a bird but stuff your face and not feel guilty about it size hugs to you!

    Love you girlie!

  2. Sounds delicious! Can I come to your house for Thanksgiving?

    I hope your family has a great Thanksgiving! Take care my friend!

  3. Your Thanksgiving looks delicious!! I have been planning my Thanksgiving all week;)


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