Thanksgiving Menu

If you follow me on twitter, it’s no surprise that I’ve been struggling to finalize my Thanksgiving menu.  I just posted that it’s like Sophie’s Choice (confession, I’ve never read that book, but I understand the premise)—I keep seeing delicious looking dishes I want to make, but I don’t have the space on my menu!

(I like this idea but Chris is in charge of the turkey and isn’t quite the bacon fiend that the rest of us are. I like most of all that a friend thought of me and posted that on facebook for me.)

I thought I’d share my menu with you so you can start drooling and agonizing as well. 

THANKSGIVING MENU 2012:  {insert awesome nickname here}

Drinks:  Beer, wine, sparkling wine, coffee, Perrier


Veggie Platter

Something else, light and easy…?

Friend bringing: some kind of chip/crackers and dip

Main Course:

Turkey and Gravy

Sweet Potato Casserole

Picture of Soul Sweet 'Taters Recipe

Dressing (Family recipe)

Corn Pudding with Cheddar and Chives

Cranberry Sauce

Something else green?

Friends bringing:

Martha’s Mac and Cheese

Brussels Sprouts Salad (my friend recreated the one at Trattoria Marcella.  That’s why we are friends, actually…hers is BETTER somehow…maybe because it’s free?)

Cornbread Stuffing

Green Bean Casserole

Scalloped Potatoes

Pies: Pumpkin, Sour Cream Apple, Old Fashioned Cream.  And I’m going to make my own pie crust this year if it kills me.  I have a marble rolling pin that should help (a wedding gift from one of my favorite students.)

Dessert: Friend bringing something else

Okay, honestly this looks ridiculous when I’m looking at it.  (I think we are going to have to make a nice food bank donation to feel less guilty.)  But I still want to add something else, or make some bread or something?  I know, I know.  So…recommendations? It’s not like we NEED anything else, it’s more that I want to spend two days cooking and banking and that’s how I want to spend my Thanksgiving. 

5 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Menu”

  1. What’s a sour cream apple pie? Also BACON TURKEY, OMG. I am actually NOT a huge turkey fan… I usually skip it at Thanksgiving and just eat lots and lots of yummy side dishes. But if there was bacon covering it? I’d probably be all over that.

    I’ve never made a pie, but I came across an old episode of “Cookie with Julia” on PBS a couple days ago and she inspired me to make a ridiculous pie or tart sometime soon. And this is from the girl who messed up INSTANT PUDDING by not reading directions when she made it in her class with 1 year olds… heaven help us.

  2. Mmmmm. I’m still not sure what I’m going to be making, but fortunately, I don’t have to worry about doing everything. One day, though, I’d love to host Thanksgiving in my own home.

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