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Old 11-09-2017, 06:21 PM   #1
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2017 Thanksgiving Menu

This is my tentative menu. Menu may be revised. I am cooking for 4 - 5 people. So I don't cut items I just make smaller quantities.

2017 Thanksgiving Menu


Appetizers/Soup

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup
Cream Cheese, Green Olive and Walnuts Poppers
Cheese, Meat & Fruit Platter (cubes – Muenster, smoked Gouda, Swiss & cheddar cheese, baby salami, sopressata, pepperoni, apple and grapes)

Dinner
Roasted Turkey
Stuffing
Mashed Sweet Potato & Acorn Squash or Sweet Potato Casserole
Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower
Mashed red and Yukon potatoes
Homemade Turkey Gravy
Sautéed mushrooms
Homemade Cranberry/Tangerine Relish
Homemade Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
Jellied Cranberry sauce

Dessert
Apple pie
Pumpkin pie
Pumpkin Bread
Homemade Whipped cream

Beverages
Ginger ale/Assorted Soda (diet & regular)
Sparkling cranberry apple cider
Spiced Apple Cider
Figs
Dates
Nuts

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Old 11-09-2017, 07:41 PM   #2
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msmofet,

That is an amazing menu, the thing that really caught my eye is the figs!

When I was a kid we always had a string of dried figs to snack on at Thanksgiving, the leftovers ended up in one of the Christmas cookie recipes.

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Old 11-09-2017, 09:25 PM   #3
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Sounds wonderful MsM!

Our TG Day will be abbreviated, I'm only off for one day, so much of it will be spent sleeping. Shrek, Mom, Dad and I are going to avail ourselves of a Perkin's TG Day dinner.
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:33 PM   #4
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Sounds wonderful MsM!

Our TG Day will be abbreviated, I'm only off for one day, so much of it will be spent sleeping. Shrek, Mom, Dad and I are going to avail ourselves of a Perkin's TG Day dinner.
That sounds great. What’s on their menu? Is it a set menu served family style or a buffet? One of these years I would love to go out for TGD. Or order one of those complete meals from a supermarket.
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That sounds great. What’s on their menu? Is it a set menu served family style or a buffet? One of thee years I would love to go out for TGD. Or order one of those complete meals from a supermarket.
They tell me they will have their entire menu available and the TG dinner will be buffet style, once gone they close.
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:12 PM   #6
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My daughters and family will be coming for the day. In addition, our granddaughter and (possibly) a friend of SO's too.

I asked my daughters if they would like any changes from our traditional menu and got a resounding "NO!".

Then my younger daughter posted the Serious Eats recipe for turkey "porchetta" and asked if I liked it for Thanksgiving. So the plot thickens.

Stay tuned.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:08 AM   #7
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We have been having TG dinner with our besties for the last few years.. They have been talked into driving to children's (they don't want to travel but, oh well) for dinner so, I will either put together a Trader Joe's TG dinner or we will go to a restaurant..


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That sounds great. What’s on their menu? Is it a set menu served family style or a buffet? One of these years I would love to go out for TGD. Or order one of those complete meals from a supermarket.
That is what my daughter does now since her cancer. Her two kids Her son lives on the first floor with his fiancé and her daughter lives in the basement with her boyfriend. So now it is just her and her husband. Some years I go there and some I don't. This year will be a "don't" year. But the one thing about that dinner is that nobody likes the stuffing. So I usually make up a batch for just the two of them, with some leftover.

She orders a ten or less pound turkey with all the sides. It comes with just enough sides for the both of them. She never has had leftovers with the sides. Only the turkey and stuffing. You also get the pies with the dinner. I make a giant pumpkin cheesecake for her for the holiday. The family always tears into it as if it was their last meal. Not a bad deal in the end.
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We are SOOOOO looking forward to going off the Vegan diet for Thanksgiving. Our housing community has a full dinner/potluck at 4:00 pm, but I have also cooked a meal to be served around noon at my house, so I can have a large amount of leftovers. I am getting our turkey from here..
Embudo Valley Organics - Home of the Happy Turkey - Certified Organic Turkeys

I generally have what is locally called an orphan dinner. I invite folks who would otherwise eat alone. And since we will eat a full meal at 4:00, that takes the pressure off me fixing an enormous dinner here.

So far the menu is

Brined and roasted turkey
gravy
green chile, cheesey, mashed potatoes
braised swiss chard
home made herbed dinner rolls
apple pie/strudel
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I have absolutely zero say on the Thanksgiving menu, which will be 100-percent the same as it has been since I was old enough to eat solid food. A few years ago, my dad let me show him how to properly carve the turkey breast. I figured fifty years of eating breast meat cut with the grain was enough. Dad is actually very open to my cooking suggestions. Mom... not so much.

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