Are you planning for Thanksgiving? I sure am! Actually, I’ve been planning for a couple weeks now. I’m cooking a 20 plus pound turkey to feed a crowd! I’m one of those rare people that LOVES to make a Thanksgiving turkey! Besides the turkey, I’ll make the stuffing and the gravy and the pumpkin pies, but I’ll have lots of help with the rest of the food from my extended family! I can’t wait until we are all together! I’m also planning other meals because we will be together the entire weekend. One day take-out and other meals that can be made ahead and in bulk! Thanksgiving… bring it on!
Thanksgiving week! I’m so excited for family and turkey and fun! StoneGable bursts at the seams with family. This year we have a new addition! Our little grandson, Anderson. You can read about him and his arrival HERE.
I’m making extra soup to freeze and then pull out for lunches over the Thanksgiving weekend. What an easy and delicious way to feed a crowd. I’ll put out a platter of lunch meats and cheeses, breads and fixin’s for each person visiting to make their own sandwiches. Even if you are not a fan of Butternut Squash you will like this soup. I add a couple Italian sausages with the casing removed and cooked to the soup. It makes it extra hardy.
Today I’m setting my Thanksgiving Table. This is so much fun! I’ve already planned it out so now all I have to do is execute it! If you need a few ideas for your table click HERE.
And I’m making stuffing! I DO NOT put it in the bird until Thanksgiving morning, instead I make it up and put it in plastic zip-type bags and keep them in the refrigerator. I just might bake up a little bit for myself today! YUMMY! Stuffing is my favorite part of Thanksgiving!
- Dinner Spanikopitas
- Greek Salad
Today I’m making pumpkin pies. If you need a great recipe with a fabulous and easy-to-use crust and scrumptious Thanksgiving pies you can see it HERE. This recipe is an oldie but goodie. The photography isn’t the best but the recipes are! And here are darling leaf cut outs that will make the edges of your pie something so special this year…. go HERE.
- Take-out! It’s the calm before the storm!!!! If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, today’s the perfect day for some great take-out! We are doing Chinese!
THURSDAY- Happy Thanksgiving!
A very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! You are one of the things I’m thankful for this year! May God bless you!
- The Most Scrumptious Turkey (If you want to roast the most Scrumptious Turkey you will want to read this post. This is THE BEST way to end up with the most moist, caramelized turkey!)
- Mashed Potato and Sweet Potato Casserole
- Green Bean Salad
- Assorted Greens, Pears, and Oranges, Candied Spicy Pecans In A Poppyseed Vinaigrette
- Green Jello Salad, Cranberry Orange Relish, Cranberry Sauce (right from the can, YUM!)
- Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pecan Pie, Vanilla Ice Cream
We have the same thing every year! Everyone has their favorites so we keep it the same year after year.
Today is such a fun day for the girls in our family! It’s LEFTOVER GIRLS BREAKFAST! We love this!!!!
There are lots of leftovers for our Friday after Thanksgiving tradition!
All the girls in the family stay in their jammies and raid the refrigerator to make a plate of their favorites for breakfast. No judging here! Then we all sit around with our yummy breakfast and drink coffee, chat and read magazines. Sooooooo much fun! NO BOYS ALLOWED! We send them to the local diner for breakfast and tell them not to come back until after noon!
- White Chicken Chili (use leftover Turkey instead of chicken)
- Skillet Cornbread
- The Best Coleslaw You Will Ever Eat!
Crabcakes are a great change from turkey! This is an easy dinner and we all love it! Since we are all descendants (and spouses) of Nani, her sauteed rice will be a sweet memory for all of us!
- StoneGable Crabcakes
- Nani’s Sauteed Rice (recipe coming soon)
- Arugula, Shaved Parmesan, PineNut Salad In A Lemon Vinaigrette (not just for summer)
OTHER RECIPES ON THE MENU…
What a wonderful and easy breakfast for a large crowd!
This cake is soooooo delicious. If you make one thing from this menu, this is it! Very very moist! Serve it with vanilla ice cream. Oh, YUM!
I make this by the vat! We eat this for lunches and love it. If you make it you will love it too!
Thanksgiving blessing to your home from ours!