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#1 tracy0504  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 15, 2018 - 5:47 am

So I am pretty much a creature of habit and make the same things every year for the holidays because it's what I've grown up eating (and my kids won't let me change the menu). What will be on your Thanksgiving menu this year?  My menu will consist of the following:

 

Turkey - about 16-18 pounds

Cornbread Dressing

Sweet Potato Casserole

Collard Greens (if I can find some decent fresh ones this year)

Baked Mac and Cheese

Potato Salad

Canned Cranberry Sauce

Cornbread

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Sweet Potato Pies

Cheesecake Pies 

Carbonated Beverages

And anything else I can think of...



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Posted Nov 15, 2018 - 7:24 am

I am right there with you. My menu :

 

Turkey

Ham

BBQ Chicken

Roast

Ribs

Chitterlings - not for me 

Collard Greens-ham hocks

Green Beans

Pinto Beans

Rice

Corn

Corn on the Cob

Cranberry Sauce

Cornbread

Rolls

Baked Mac and Chesse

Sweet Potatos

Dressing

Fat Back

Potato Salad

Deviled Eggs

Sweet Potato Pies

Apple Pies

Cherry Pies

Peach Pies

Pound Cakes Multi Flavors

2 regular iced cakes

Banana Pudding 

 

A few other things but this is what I can remeber...... Big Family - LOL 


Edited by jesusluvu, Nov 15, 2018 - 7:27 am.


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Posted Nov 15, 2018 - 8:30 am

Our Menu is pretty easy:

 

Turkey (Brine and Smoked)

Ham (Spiral Sliced)

Baked Ziti

Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potato Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Cornbread Dressing

Mac n Cheese

Stuffing

Gravy

Cranberry Sauce (Both Fresh made and Can Shaped)

Rolls

Collard Greens (If we can find good fresh)

Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Mouse Pie

Cheesecake



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Posted Nov 15, 2018 - 8:34 am

Food is same every year.

 

Turkey

Cornbread dressing

Green beans

Mashed potatoes

Noodles cooked in turkey broth (veggie broth for vegetarian sister) and served on top of potatoes

White corn

Sweet potato casserole

Rolls

Homemade cranberry sauce

Deviled eggs

Pickles, green olives, black olives

 

Not sure about desserts yet.  For sure pumpkin pie.  Probably also dirt pudding and cookies.



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Posted Nov 15, 2018 - 9:01 am

I'm only cooking for 4 this year and taking it to my mom's house (she's 90), so trying to keep it small and simple.

Turkey
Dressing
Mashed Potatoes
Gravy
Noodles
Green Beans
Cranberry Relish
Rolls
Vegetable tray w/dip
Pumpkin Pie w/whipped cream
Coffee
Tea

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Posted Nov 15, 2018 - 9:09 am

Turkey
Ham
Rolls
Mashed potatoes
Gravy
Baked Mac and cheese
Green beans
Collards
Dev eggs
Dressing
Candied yams
Watergate salad
Fruit salad
Coconut pie
Pumpkin pies
Chocolate pies
Lemon pies
Cupcakes
Fruitcake
Sweet tea
Soda
Water

I think I’m forgetting something

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Posted Nov 15, 2018 - 9:49 am

2 Turkeys-25-lb in over, 29 lb outside in oiless fryer.

Fresh Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Corn on the Cob

Green Beans

Dinner Rolls

4 Pumpkin Pies, 1 Pecan Pie

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Deviled Eggs

Stuffing



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Posted Nov 15, 2018 - 10:42 am

This year, it'll be whatever they're serving in whichever Frankenmuth restaurant my dad got us the reservation for. I love to cook but he seems to think I need a break from it (not realizing that cooking for 1 gets REALLY old for me vs cooking for others). Sooo... Rather than argue with him every year, it seems to be every other year he lets me cook. I'm good with that. I'm thinking he might just miss being around a larger group of people. My brother lives across the country and his work is such that he rarely gets enough time off to come "home" for the holidays so it's just me and dad here. Big change from when brother and I were kids and it'd be my dad's parents, mom and dad, dad's two siblings, and my brother and I. Times, they do a' change. 


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Posted Nov 15, 2018 - 10:47 am

Oven roasted Turkey and pan dripping gravy

Homemade stuffing

Candied yams

Mashed potatoes

Green bean casserole

Corn

Steamed broccoli

Canned cranny sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce

Rolls

 

Homemade pies for dessert

Apple Crumb

Pumpkin

Sweet Potato


Edited by berry1014, Nov 15, 2018 - 10:47 am.


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Posted Nov 15, 2018 - 11:03 am

This year, it'll be whatever they're serving in whichever Frankenmuth restaurant my dad got us the reservation for. I love to cook but he seems to think I need a break from it (not realizing that cooking for 1 gets REALLY old for me vs cooking for others). Sooo... Rather than argue with him every year, it seems to be every other year he lets me cook. I'm good with that. I'm thinking he might just miss being around a larger group of people. My brother lives across the country and his work is such that he rarely gets enough time off to come "home" for the holidays so it's just me and dad here. Big change from when brother and I were kids and it'd be my dad's parents, mom and dad, dad's two siblings, and my brother and I. Times, they do a' change. 

Do Zendhers or Bavarian Inn do Turkey then or is it still Chicken?



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Posted Nov 15, 2018 - 12:46 pm

Usually a 12 - 15-pound turkey in my rotisserie

However, this year I was thinking Cornish hens in the roaster??

Green bean casserole

corn

Homemade mashed potatoes and gravy

stuffing

cranberries

spring salad

deviled eggs

veggie & fruit trays

cheese/crackers tray

pickles/olives tray

crab dip w/ritz

pumpkin taco dip w/tortilla chips

pumpkin pie

apple pie

rolls

coffee, wine, 2 liters, or milk (and of course water)



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Posted Nov 15, 2018 - 1:42 pm

I am right there with you. My menu :

 

Turkey

Ham

BBQ Chicken

Roast

Ribs

Chitterlings - not for me 

Collard Greens-ham hocks

Green Beans

Pinto Beans

Rice

Corn

Corn on the Cob

Cranberry Sauce

Cornbread

Rolls

Baked Mac and Chesse

Sweet Potatos

Dressing

Fat Back

Potato Salad

Deviled Eggs

Sweet Potato Pies

Apple Pies

Cherry Pies

Peach Pies

Pound Cakes Multi Flavors

2 regular iced cakes

Banana Pudding 

 

A few other things but this is what I can remeber...... Big Family - LOL 

 

I am looking at your list and longing for some of the items...lol... but I know half of it will probably go to waste...



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Posted Nov 15, 2018 - 2:26 pm

We are actually having our Thanksgiving meal Monday night because of everyone's work schedule and since my son got married this year and they will be spending Thanksgiving with her family (they live out of town).  We normally have two separate meals, but this year we are doing one big meal for my side of the family and my husband's side to help make it easier on us and our kids. 

Here is the menu:

Mother in Law:

turkey

English peas

Potato salad

My sister:  (she has to work that day and won't get off until 5 so I told her just bring something simple)
Rolls

Drinks 

Dessert

What I am making:  (my dad is helping to buy some of this)  
Dressing

Deviled eggs

Homemade macaroni and cheese

Turnip Greens

Mashed potatoes

Corn on the Cob

Coleslaw

Cranberry sauce

Rice pudding

Brown sugar pie (very similar to pecan pie, but without pecans)

Coconut cake

Buttermilk pie

Peach cobbler

 

I have to work Saturday night, then church Sunday morning, and then sleep after church.  I plan on making the cornbread Saturday and putting it in the freezer.  I will make a couple of other things Saturday as well and then I will probably make the deviled eggs Sunday.

 

My dad will also be at home and he said he will help me.  I am gonna cook most stuff at his house to I don't have to transport all the food, but I may go to our church and cook a few things since we have a double oven there..lol


I am still working on my menu.  I will be headed to grocery store in the morning.


Edited by starbeck96, Nov 15, 2018 - 2:27 pm.


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Posted Nov 15, 2018 - 6:19 pm

First year doing keto, so we'll be trying to keto-fy most of the meal. Although real mashed potatoes, and a Costco pumpkin pie has been requested.

So far, menu look like

Turkey
Keto bread stuffing
Keto gravy
Keto cranberry sauce
Keto green bean casserole
Mashed potatoes and garlic
Costco pumpkin pie
Keto pumpkin pie pudding

The deviled eggs listed above has started a craving, so I think I'll add those as well.

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Posted Nov 15, 2018 - 6:24 pm

Maple Roast Turkey

Gravy

Challah Dressing

Mashed Potatoes with Fried Mushroom, Bacon, and Onion

Mashed Maple Sweet Potatoes

Harvest Rice

Bourbon Glazed Carrots

Pan Roasted Corn

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Caramel Apple Pie

Maple-Bourbon Pecan Pie

Banana Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie

:gdcheers:

 

I forgot to add:

Deviled Eggs

Devils on Horseback

Cranberry Sauce

Rolls

Relish Tray

Veggie Tray

Fruit Tray

Cheese Tray

Mixed Nuts

Apple Cider

Hard Cider

Beer

Wine

Old Fashioned (of which I will have 2 before my mother and mother in law show up :runaway:)

:stir:


Edited by SaBell, Nov 16, 2018 - 4:35 pm.


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Posted Nov 16, 2018 - 5:12 am

I cook every year for my elderly residents in one of  the apartment communities I manage. This is the 22nd year of doing this. 

 

They will have an

appetizer or two

Turkey

Ham

mashed tators

sweet potatoes casserole 

Mac and Cheese

stuffing 2 kinds 

green been casserole

corn Casserole

Carrots

rolls 

Gravy

and several desserts

Pumpkin cheesecake pie

Banana blueberry pie

caramel banana pie 

Pilgrim hat cookies 

plain ole pumpkin pie 

Residents are suppose to make a dish to pass but that never really happens since they are on a fixed budget 

This always takes place the Weds before Thanksgiving.

 

Then Thursday I will do the family 

that menu is slightly different



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Posted Nov 16, 2018 - 6:47 am

Do Zendhers or Bavarian Inn do Turkey then or is it still Chicken?

 

They offer both. Yum. I'll have to be careful, lest I put back on too much of the almost 100# I've lost!  :sidesplit


For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

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Posted Nov 16, 2018 - 7:00 am

They offer both. Yum. I'll have to be careful, lest I put back on too much of the almost 100# I've lost!  :sidesplit

I want some chicken and butter noodles now. :)



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Posted Nov 16, 2018 - 3:50 pm

I cook every year for my elderly residents in one of  the apartment communities I manage. This is the 22nd year of doing this. 

 

They will have an

appetizer or two

Turkey

Ham

mashed tators

sweet potatoes casserole 

Mac and Cheese

stuffing 2 kinds 

green been casserole

corn Casserole

Carrots

rolls 

Gravy

and several desserts

Pumpkin cheesecake pie

Banana blueberry pie

caramel banana pie 

Pilgrim hat cookies 

plain ole pumpkin pie 

Residents are suppose to make a dish to pass but that never really happens since they are on a fixed budget 

This always takes place the Weds before Thanksgiving.

 

Then Thursday I will do the family 

that menu is slightly different

That is so sweet.  

I work at our local 911 center.  My family is having our dinner Monday night so I think I may cook up a small menu and take it up there for those working Thanksgiving day. 



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Posted Nov 17, 2018 - 7:06 am

I am looking at your list and longing for some of the items...lol... but I know half of it will probably go to waste...

I was reminded last night that I was missing quite a lot on my list. I told my mom that we need to have dinner at a doctors office because we all are going to need help after this one. 


I cook every year for my elderly residents in one of  the apartment communities I manage. This is the 22nd year of doing this. 

 

They will have an

appetizer or two

Turkey

Ham

mashed tators

sweet potatoes casserole 

Mac and Cheese

stuffing 2 kinds 

green been casserole

corn Casserole

Carrots

rolls 

Gravy

and several desserts

Pumpkin cheesecake pie

Banana blueberry pie

caramel banana pie 

Pilgrim hat cookies 

plain ole pumpkin pie 

Residents are suppose to make a dish to pass but that never really happens since they are on a fixed budget 

This always takes place the Weds before Thanksgiving.

 

Then Thursday I will do the family 

that menu is slightly different

Love this 



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Posted Nov 17, 2018 - 7:49 am

This year we are doing:

Small Boneless Ham

Turkey - 21 pounds

Stuffing

 

Gravy

Squash Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Marshmallow topped Yam Casserole

Deviled Eggs

Black Olives

Canned Cranberry Sauce

Yeast Rolls

Pumpkin Pies

Carbonated Beverages, juice and water
 

*I am responsible for cooking it ALL other than the pies... UGGGGG!



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Posted Nov 17, 2018 - 12:37 pm

We did pierogies for our Friendsgiving. My husband makes them from his grandmother's recipe and they're so yummy. Living in the south now allows us to introduce people to Coal Region foods.

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Posted Nov 17, 2018 - 12:53 pm

We did pierogies for our Friendsgiving. My husband makes them from his grandmother's recipe and they're so yummy. Living in the south now allows us to introduce people to Coal Region foods.

 

Recipe, please. :gdlicklips:



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Posted Nov 17, 2018 - 3:34 pm

This year we are doing:

Small Boneless Ham

Turkey - 21 pounds

Stuffing

 

Gravy

Squash Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Marshmallow topped Yam Casserole

Deviled Eggs

Black Olives

Canned Cranberry Sauce

Yeast Rolls

Pumpkin Pies

Carbonated Beverages, juice and water
 

*I am responsible for cooking it ALL other than the pies... UGGGGG!

 

I've been craving Texas Roadhouse rolls....then I saw your yeast rolls listed.  Might have to make some myself.

Recipe, please. :gdlicklips:

 

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Posted Nov 17, 2018 - 3:54 pm

Recipe, please. :gdlicklips:


Everything is generally by feel as he spent a lot of Friday’s helping his grandmother with them.

We make 20-30 dozen each time and it’s a good chunk of the day.

Flour (he usually uses around 1 5 lb bag)
3 egg yolks for each 6 inch diameter dough ball (so for every 1.5 lbs of flour or so)
Ice cold water

Mix well. Kneed and pound until a finger poke bounces back. Lol Let sit for an hour or two.

Filling varies, but we usually do potatoes and cheese.

You can boil or fry. We boil a majority and fry a couple dozen as they need to be eaten fresh.

You can google “Coal Region Recipes” and there is a more formal recipe there. I usually make Boilo also, but that’s more a winter drink.

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Posted Nov 17, 2018 - 4:32 pm

I’m having whatever Cracker Barrel or Golden Corral is serving. Taking the easy way out this year!

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Posted Nov 17, 2018 - 4:43 pm

I bet Golden Coral would be a blast for Thanksgiving, as long as it isn't super crowded.

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Posted Nov 17, 2018 - 9:34 pm

My mother decided to have thanksgiving at my house this year. Lol oh well I told them I’m leaving to go shopping at 4p as most places open shortly after that. We r having dinner at 2.

Turkey
Stuffing
Mash pot.
Gravy
Corn
Green bean casserole
Noodles
Candied yams
Devil eggs
Crescent rolls

Pop and water
Chocolate pie
Pumpkin pie
Peach pie
Pumpkin roll

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Posted Nov 18, 2018 - 5:02 pm

This year, it'll be whatever they're serving in whichever Frankenmuth restaurant my dad got us the reservation for. I love to cook but he seems to think I need a break from it (not realizing that cooking for 1 gets REALLY old for me vs cooking for others). Sooo... Rather than argue with him every year, it seems to be every other year he lets me cook. I'm good with that. I'm thinking he might just miss being around a larger group of people. My brother lives across the country and his work is such that he rarely gets enough time off to come "home" for the holidays so it's just me and dad here. Big change from when brother and I were kids and it'd be my dad's parents, mom and dad, dad's two siblings, and my brother and I. Times, they do a' change. 

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Posted Nov 19, 2018 - 3:50 pm

I bet Golden Coral would be a blast for Thanksgiving, as long as it isn't super crowded.

Yea, but are they even open on Thanksgiving ? I usually waste money at a buffet. Once I eat one plate Im done. But there rolls ....oh my


Edited by jesusluvu, Nov 19, 2018 - 3:51 pm.





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