I have a snapshot in my head of the menu for Thanksgiving. It comes from what I remember eating growing up. I tend to be a little (okay, a lot) obsessed about the items on this menu. Over the years, family members and guests have offered to bring additional dishes and I’ve been known to respond, “You’re welcome to bring that, but no one will eat it.” Of course, I’m joking. Mostly.
Four changes have been introduced to this menu in at least twenty years: the first is the addition of deviled eggs; second, the addition of Mike jalapeño poppers; third, the deletion of pickled peaches (they’re hard to find and I was the only one eating them; fourth, the deletion of mince meat pie (this actually never was on the modern menu. Dad used to make it and it was gross.)
If you read this blog often, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that normally I clean the house and Frank does the cooking. Thanksgiving is the one meal where he lets me have full control. We’ve already gotten the stuffing versus dressing fight out of the way (early this year!), so I anticipate smooth sailing from now until the big day. One thing that helps is that I’m taking vacation from work all week this year. I’m excited!
I’m going to update this post with links to recipes and pictures from the day. So check back throughout the week!
Meal is at Noon on Thanksgiving day. Prepare for 12-14.
- Deviled Eggs–Carolyn
- Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows–Sissy
- Mashed Potatoes–Doug
- Lima Beans with Sour Cream and Shredded Cheddar Cheese–Mike
- Angel Biscuits–Ann
- Cranberry Sauce–Doug
- Sweet Potato Pie–Doug
- Chocolate Pie–Doug
- Pineapple Pie–Doug
- Iced Tea–Katie
- Clean House–Sam, Ben, Ruth
- Table Arrangement, Tablecloths, Napkins, Turkey Carving–Frank
- Table Setting–Frank, Ruth
- Thanksgiving Hands*–Sissy, Sam, Ben
- Thanksgiving Pumpkin*–Sissy
- Clean up–Doug, Sam, Ben, Ruth