Every year it seems we hash and re-hash what’ll be on the table for dinner. What about this dish or that or what variation on a past recipe can be used. The few times I hosted, I agonized over what to make. Yeah, there’s the turkey, but what kind of pies? I tried out a pumpkin cheesecake, a stir fry (in honor of my grandmother’s regular Thanksgiving contribution), thin-sliced and roasted sweet potatoes (a fairly simple dish that I highly recommend if you’ve got the oven space), and I diligently searched the web for perfect stuffing recipes only to long for my mom’s standard. And I know I’m not alone. I’ve heard horror stories of dishes family members asked never to eat again as well as success stories of dishes that soon became tradition.
With this in mind, I’d like to hear your stories and start a little pre-T-Day dinner discussion so we can swap ideas and recipes and still have time to make ’em come Thanksgiving.
What’s on your menu? What ideas do you need to fill out yours? And if you have a recipe or a link to one, please share it!