Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Dinner

Dear friends,

We're starting to cook for Thanksgiving today!  The turkeys will go in the oven within the next half hour.  We always like to do them a day ahead and get them cut up and ready to reheat.  It works well!   I'm using Bell's Seasoning in the stuffing and on the skin this year. Thanks, Margaret! I'm also chopping up some fresh garlic.  I had several cloves in the refrigerator and noticed the other day that a few had sprouted, so I asked Andrew to plant them in a pot on the back porch.  They are getting taller! 

We'll do some of the baking today, too.  It's a misty and moist day, and at the moment, our little ones are outside making mud pies... 

The girls have divvied up almost all of the other cooking as well as the decorating, so there's not so much for me to do except oversee, organize, and help clean up!  

You can click on the * items to see the recipes or other instructions on my blog.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Turkey with gravy & stuffing (one of our turkeys is seasoned with Jamaican jerk)
Homemade mashed potatoes, homemade
Sweet potato casserole 
Fresh green bean casserole
* Roasted Herbed Vegetables, with squash instead of sweet potatoes 
Biscuits (not homemade)
Braided egg bread with sausage & cream cheese dip

* Fresh cranberry sauce (click here for serving idea for plain canned sauce)
Gingerale & Lemonade Punch


* Wassail to drink!
Lemon tart with chocolate adornment
* Pumpkin streusel muffins 
* CranCherry pie

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

1 comment:

  1. Love seeing your ideas, your menu, your recipes, and that whole idea of cooking the turkey a day ahead. Now that I have read at least two people's testimonies regarding a successful experience, I think I should try it. It'll simplify so much.

    Thanks for linking this to Food on Fridays, Virginia!


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