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),
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*
Brined Roasted Turkey
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)
Pumpkin Pie (another new recipe - excited about it!)
* 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!