Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Day Menu

I'm starting preparations today for our Thanksgiving Dinner. This year, I'm hosting dinner...again. I enjoy cooking Thanksgiving Dinner very much. I love my kitchen. I love cooking. I love making yummy food for family and friends to enjoy.

The thing is, I haven't cooked in like 4 weeks. I feel a little rusty, but I'm getting back in the swing. I've planned the menu and figured I'd share. Here we go...

Smoked Lemon Turkey (Patrick's undertaking, which was mucho delicious last year)
Good Eats Roasted Turkey (complete with brine including some homemade vegetable stock)
Best Gravy Ever
Mashed Potatoes
Sausage and Cornbread Dressing
Sweet Potato Casserole (my own recipe)
Green Beans with Toasted Almonds
Cranberry Sauce (...from a can)
Homemade dinner rolls
Perfect Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies
Apple Crumb Pie

My in-laws are coming in town, bringing some goods in toe (breakfast items) and we've also invited our neighbors over for Thanksgiving. They are Indian and will bringing an Indian rice dish to add to our traditional meal. We're thankful for the bounty that we'll be able to share with our friends and family.


Kelly said...

Sounds delicious, Melanie! Happy Thanksgiving!

Am+a said...

How wonderful that the Moss parents AND your neighbors are coming over!!! I hope you all enjoy one another's company, and bravo to you for your hospitality.

We are joining in a thanksgiving feast in Sylvester with extended Latona family (about 20 people). I'm bringing chicken pasta salad (already done) and broccoli salad, which I'll do in the morning. Gotta check the pantry ONE MORE TIME to make sure all ingredients are here, but the grocery store is open until 4pm, so no stress there. Love you!!!!!

Get this - I get to meet our niece's daughter and her husband. Isn't that cool and weird??