What’s on Your Thanksgiving Menu?

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!

3 thoughts on “What’s on Your Thanksgiving Menu?

  1. We do a local feast each year for thanksgiving. No mass produced turkies for us. Local oysters from Allyn. Fresh caught crab and sole from the sound, and a nice piece of salmon. We’re thankful for living in a great part of the world where we can forage our dinner!

  2. The plan for now:

    Mushrooms stuffed with Boursin and Italian bread crumbs
    Quorn Turk’y Roast with homemade gravy
    Cornbread dressing with red and green peppers, mushrooms, carrots, shallots, celery, and cream of mushroom
    5+ Macaroni and cheese
    Cranberry sauce
    Brussel sprouts with sauteed garlic and veggie bacon
    dinner rollls
    Black pepper biscuits
    Roasted sweet potatoes with cinnamon, nutmeg, and sage brown butter

  3. Turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes are a staple. The fun part is all the sides!

    On my menu:
    Orange Cranberry sauce
    Citrus Artisan Salad
    Gluten-Free stuffing
    Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
    Buttered Green Beans with almond slivers

    And lots of wine!

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