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What's On Your Thanksgiving Menu?

My dad likes to go out to eat on Thanksgiving, but unfortunately, his favorite restaurant closed.

 

 

So I thought instead I would make a simple dinner.

 

I am planning on having Cornish game hens (one for himand one for me), garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, and pumpkin cheesecake.

 

 

How about you?

 

 

Going out?

 

 

Staying in and cooking?

 

 

What are your plans for Thanksgiving?

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Re: What's On Your Thanksgiving Menu?

Going to my youngest daughter and son in law's home, I'll be assisting in the kitchen. Woman Happy

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Re: What's On Your Thanksgiving Menu?

@Plaid Pants2

 

It can be a lot of work to make Thanksgiving dinner. Here's a tip: a lot of grocery stores sell turkeys and sides already cooked and ready to go.  You can buy a side of handmade mashed potatoes, cran sauce, sweet potatoes, desserts, etc.

 

Where I live, Safeway makes an entire dinner to take home, the more upscale grocery stores will make fancier sides and pack it up for you to take out that day or the night before. 

 

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Re: What's On Your Thanksgiving Menu?

I have a small group, so I keep it simple. Turkey breast, dressing, squash, green beans with mushrooms. I will make a pumpkin and an apple pie. I like going out for Thanksgiving, but this year we'll be home.

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Re: What's On Your Thanksgiving Menu?

@Plaid Pants2enjoy the holiday with your dad while you are still able, my parents are gone...Dh and I will travel out of town, we have no relatives/children close by so we go away for a few days....not our idea of a fun holiday but it is what it is...and we do have a good time.

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Re: What's On Your Thanksgiving Menu?


@Noel7 wrote:

@Plaid Pants2

 

It can be a lot of work to make Thanksgiving dinner. Here's a tip: a lot of grocery stores sell turkeys and sides already cooked and ready to go.  You can buy a side of handmade mashed potatoes, cran sauce, sweet potatoes, desserts, etc.

 

Where I live, Safeway makes an entire dinner to take home, the more upscale grocery stores will make fancier sides and pack it up for you to take out that day or the night before. 

 


 

 

 

@Noel7

 

 

Oh, I totally agree that it can be work to make dinner, and I have the meal kits before.

 

I have already ordered my garlic mashed potatoes and pumpkin cheesecake.

 

They'll sit in my freezer until I am ready to use them.

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Re: What's On Your Thanksgiving Menu?

My parents and I started going out to eat at Thanksgiving when I moved to New Mexico in 1999. We ate at the most exclusive restaurants in Santa Fe and Albuquerque and had some of the worst meals in our collective memories.  The places that prepare French Cuisine or some kind of fusion,  don't know diddley about cooking a turkey and dressing or a pumpkin pie.

 

Sadly, they are both gone now, but I've since discovered that I can get a wonderful meal of all the traditional favorites at one of our local Indian casinos.  It had never occurred to me to suggest a casino while they were alive but they're definitely an option.

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Re: What's On Your Thanksgiving Menu?

Small turkey

Boar ham with my secret glaze

Dressing

My family’s favorite yams

Apple/cranberry mold

Gravy

Rolls

Green beans amandine 

 

Apple pie

pumpkin pie

 

All done by me. 

 

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Re: What's On Your Thanksgiving Menu?

That's a good question.  I'm traveling to see family.  I like Turkey with all the trimmings.  If that's what we do, we will likely get a prepared meal.  

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Re: What's On Your Thanksgiving Menu?

I'm cooking, but not sure of the head count of guests yet, so I'm just mulling it over for now.