Whatcha havin' for Thanksgiving?

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  1. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 12 years ago

    My turkeys, ham, and pork loin are thawing, and I made my cornbread today for my dressing. We're also having lots of veggies and casseroles, yeast rolls, gravy, and several desserts. Oh, and LOTS of cranberry sauce! lol

    My 7-year-old granddaughter had to go to school today dressed as a Pilgrim or a Native American, so I came up with the costume in the pic. She's part Cherokee and part Cheyenne, so I thought it would be only fitting!

    1. omcj1234 profile image60
      omcj1234posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Very cute picture. We're having turkey, stuffing, pumpkin soup, collard greens, and sweet potatoes.

      1. Seafarer Mama profile image85
        Seafarer Mamaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Oooh, yum! Pumpkin soup!

    2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Not sure, but it will be delicious, because I am blessed to be celebrating with many new friends. This past Saturday, I took a shut-in friend to an early Thanksgiving at a farm and inn - we had homemade fried chicken, noodles, meatloaf, sweet potato casserole, homemade cinnamon applesauce, sweet potato bread with cinnamon butter, coleslaw, onion rings, green beans, vanilla bean coffee with real whipped cream, raspberry tea, and apple pie ala mode.

  2. Cagsil profile image78
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    Dinner with Mother and no other family(because they cannot be bothered). What I'm having is still presently undecided. wink

    1. Alice in Wonder profile image59
      Alice in Wonderposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      One year away from my hometown, my family and my sister's family had Thanksgiving at a 5 star hotel.  They were serving a Thanksgiving Buffet.  We all got dressed up and was formal dining.  Really enjoyed ourselves.  Might I suggest the same for you this year?  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

  3. SteveoMc profile image73
    SteveoMcposted 12 years ago

    Lots of all the traditional things, plus and new recipe that I invented myself for a cranberry sauce.   Brown sugar and pinapple cooked down to a syrup consistency and poured over cream cheese to be eaten as a dip.   It is so good, hope there is some left for thanksgiving.

  4. K9keystrokes profile image88
    K9keystrokesposted 12 years ago

    Traditional roast turkey, dressing, baked sweet potatoes, corn, mashed potatoes, green beans, homemade pecan pie (my sister has a pecan farm so we get them very fresh) and a bunch of appetizers from whoever brings whatever. I love Thanksgiving!

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Are you in the South? I ask because of the pecans, and I saw one of your recipes for shrimp and grits.

      1. K9keystrokes profile image88
        K9keystrokesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I am actually very west coast. My sister lives in NM, and ya just can't go wrong with shrimp and grits! My dad is from Scotland, but grew up in Oklahoma...some very interesting recipes were derived at our dinner table! BTW~Love the Native American clothing in your profile image habee.

        1. habee profile image93
          habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks, K9! Those are 2 of my granddaughters.

  5. prettydarkhorse profile image56
    prettydarkhorseposted 12 years ago

    I will have turkey and shrimp scampi, rice and roast beef. Dessert is fruit salad and mixed vegetable salad. My friends will come over here and we will have karaoke singing too while watching football LOL>

    1. K9keystrokes profile image88
      K9keystrokesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Go Saints!

  6. Alice in Wonder profile image59
    Alice in Wonderposted 12 years ago

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  The first Thanksgiving without my father sad This year we will be at my house.  We'll be having turkey, ham, brisket, dressing, green bean casserole, roasted red potatoes, carrots, corn, & sweet potatoe casserole.  My sister is the baker who makes the works with pies, cakes, cookies and breads.

  7. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    We have the traditional Thanksgiving dinner for those who eat that, and some vegan extras (desserts, stuffing, and potato prepared without dairy - not a big challenge).

    Besides the meal, breads (banana, cranberry, date, etc.), mini lemon tarts, mince pastries and, of course - pies (pumpkin, apple, whatever else may show up).

    All the usual vegetables - corn (of course), a bunch of green vegetables, yams, and squash.  Cranberry sauce (again, of course)
    Mashed potato, potato stuff, bread stuff, and rolls (obviously, everyone likes starches with gravy for Thanksgiving here)

    Fruit bowl, relish tray, different kinds of nuts, and candy

    and champagne

    Having said all that (sshhh - don't tell anyone) I kind of hate Thanksgiving.   lol   Too food-centered for my tastes.   smile

    1. Seafarer Mama profile image85
      Seafarer Mamaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like a yummy, several-course spread. :0)

  8. Maddie Ruud profile image77
    Maddie Ruudposted 12 years ago

    My partner and I are going to a family friend's, so all I have to make is dressing!  I always make it the way my mum did, with apples and prunes.  Trust me, it's delicious.  Even folks who aren't normally prune-eaters love it.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Plus it will keep you regular.

  9. Bill Manning profile image63
    Bill Manningposted 12 years ago

    I bought a small turkey and I'm going to cook it and eat it all by myself! Chances are I'll eat it while doing some work on my sites. hmm

  10. Megavitamin profile image71
    Megavitaminposted 12 years ago

    My fella and I are having Thanksgiving by ourselves (for the second year in a row) because we are on the West Coast and our families are on the East Coast.  We made way too much food last year, so we are attempting to pare it down a little.

    I will make green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, rolls, a pumpkin pie, and a chocolate pie

    He's making stuffing, cranberries, homemade whipped cream, and opening all the bottles of wine

    We make the turkey together.

    We had a lot of <loud> discussions over the type of potatoes this year.  He loves sweet potatoes and I don't.  I won.  We have the rest of our vegetables during the day, like celery, carrots, and bloody marys (they're made with tomato juice!).

  11. profile image0
    pinkyleeposted 12 years ago

    This year is the first year we won;t be eating at my grandparents house. We are doing dinner here just mama, me and Terry.
    We are making french toast and bacon for brunch and having mamosas or something like that and then for dinner we are having dressing and gravy, green bean cas, cherry cheesecake pie, either chicken or pork roast. we dont like ham and turkey. and cranberry sauce, maybe mashed taters and maybe some deviled eggs.

  12. profile image48
    whispering wisdomposted 12 years ago

    Tofukey yummm

  13. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 12 years ago



  14. Maddie Ruud profile image77
    Maddie Ruudposted 12 years ago

    Ron, I think some whiskey is definitely in order, but Wild Turkey wouldn't be my first choice.  How about a little Jameson action?

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Turkey is traditional at Thanksgiving.  If you like Irish whiskey, you should try Jon Powers.  Jameson's not bad either.

  15. MichelleArakaki profile image60
    MichelleArakakiposted 12 years ago

    We're having Turkey, prime rib, spaghetti casserole, cornbread, fruit salad and pies for dessert.

  16. Seafarer Mama profile image85
    Seafarer Mamaposted 12 years ago

    My family is having stuffed turkey, whipped potatoes and carrots (a Poish dish), stuffed mushrooms, cranberry sauce, and a vegetable I do not remember. My aunt has baked an apple cake and I am sure we will also have pumpkin pie for dessert.

    It will be delicious because I am so grateful for the opportunity to feast again with my family in Virginia. My Mom is reading to my daughter as I write. My aunt is cooking a pork roast for this evening's dinner, and my daughter shared her biggest wish with Santa today at the Yankee Candle flagship store. Took a 2 mile walk with my uncle on this clear, sunny day.

    What a wonderful Thanksgiving this will be for us!

    1. Seafarer Mama profile image85
      Seafarer Mamaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Forgot the holiday cheese ball my aunt plans to make. It's delicioius!

      1. Megavitamin profile image71
        Megavitaminposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Sounds delicious!

  17. ExpandYourMind profile image68
    ExpandYourMindposted 12 years ago

    Turkey and stuffing, ham, sweet potatoes, green beans, rolls, salad, pecan pie, carrot cake -- Mom's cooking and I am eating :)and helping with the clean up. Everyone have a great T-Day!

  18. Abecedarian profile image79
    Abecedarianposted 12 years ago

    We had football all day. Yeah Texas Aggies! Gig 'Em! For a meal, we were had turkey, cornbread stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, broccoli w/ cheese sauce, biscuits and cranberry sauce.  Pumpkin pie and apple pie and grandma's homemade cinnamon rolls.


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