Thanksgiving Plans

Cranberry Sauce is always on our menu!
Cranberry Sauce is always on our menu!
For most of us, next week is Thanksgiving. At our house we are having it a week early. It worked out best work-wise and travel-wise for family coming to visit.

I am excited to see family. And I love cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I cooked my first Thanksgiving dinner at the tender age of 20 for my now former in-laws. Even my first turkey wasn’t dry. I don’t always cook for Thanksgiving though, because it’s a lot of work. I don’t mind the work, as long as there are plenty of people coming to dinner!

My Thanksgiving meals are fairly traditional. Here are the plans:

Whats Cooking? Turkey
Whats Cooking? Turkey
  • Turkey – I usually stuff it with dressing.
  • Cornbread Stuffing/Dressing with giblet gravy
  • Quinoa Dressing – I haven’t decided yet what this will be. I want to make a gluten-free dressing for one of our guests.
  • Green Beans – My husband makes these green beans and they are delicious. They remind me of the green beans my grandmother in Tennessee made and canned.
  • Home-made Cranberry Sauce – I have never liked the canned stuff, but this is to die for delicious!
  • Sweet Potatoes – I’m still deciding how to cook these.
  • Pecan Pie – I make my own pie shell now.
  • Key Lime Pie – Contemplating a crust for this made with almond flour.
  • Hot-n-Spicy Pecans – for snacking
  • Cranberry Jalapeño Salsa – also for snacking
  • Garlicky Roasted Cauliflower – Possibly
  • Kale Salad – Possibly
  • Pretty sure there will be more!
So, tell me in the comments …
What are your Thanksgiving plans?
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