Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's Coming...

Yup. We're a week away from one of the biggest, if not THE biggest, food holiday of the year, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a huge holiday here in the U.S. (if you didn't know), and it is THE time to get busy/jiggy with it in the kitchen.

Last year, I hosted my first Thanksgiving, and everything came out well, if I do say so myself. ;) My own mother, one of the best home cooks and bakers I know, was moved to call me the next day to tell me how much she enjoyed the meal. I was beyond flattered (more like floored. That is major props in my book), and I felt like I'd arrived. You can take a look at some parts of the meal from last year here.

Last night I took some time to get my menu together. Here it is below. I feel like I'm missing something though. I need one more side. What would you include? What's one of your best go-to Thanksgiving recipes or favorite dishes? I have to warn you that I'm not really into green bean casserole or pearl onions, so anything else is welcome. :)

TAO Thanksgiving Menu


Roasted Fall Vegetables with Fresh Herbs

Greens of some sort (TBD)

Mac & Cheese

Sweet Potato Casserole

Fig & Almond Stuffing (may change to another stuffing)

Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Dessert (my Mom is in charge of desserts)

Sweet Potato Pie

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pecan Pie

What am I missing? I can't wait to see what you suggest! Thanks in advance for the suggestions!


Dead Flowers said...

Mashed potatoes + gravy? This is something my husband considers a staple, and so I have come to think of it that way too!

Anonymous said...

My cousin makes a great broccoli & cheese caserole. Another staple on my families TG table is rutabaga. It is an acquired taste & my Aunt "put's her foot in it" lol

Daphne said...

Not sure how you feel about corn, but if you like it, corn casserole might be an option. I just made it for a potluck at work, and it was a hit.

Good luck!


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