Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thanksgiving food

Thanksgiving might be one of my favorite holidays.  I love food, what can I say?  This year will be the first year that we are flying solo for dinner.  Usually, we hit up Matt's family, my mom's and then my dad's, but this year, it's our first year away from our family so no Thanksgiving marathon.

I am starting to compile a list of everything that I want to serve for dinner.  My plan is to have a very large spread, but in reasonable portions since it will just be our small family.  I also want to make all the decorations too.

And this is where I need your help!  What are your "must haves" for Thanksgiving dinner?  What are some things that you would love to skip, like the green jello?

What are some of your traditions?


  1. Other than the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy, I HAVE to have the green bean casserole. But I would love to skip the cranberry sauce...at least that sliced stuff from a can. ICK!

  2. Sliced cranberry sauce is THE WORST. My family has started serving roasted Brussels sprouts at Thanksgiving with caramelized onions and a little bit of parmesan and they are now pretty much a requirement.

    I'm also on the Seattle Blog FB page and thought I would pop over and say hi. So, hi!

  3. Heather, I agree, the canned stuff is awful! And the green bean casserole, its also my favorite!!

    Jody, the brussel sprouts sound great, especially since we've been getting them non stop in our bountiful baskets recently. Also whats your blog?

  4. turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce (homemade.... so simple to make!) and of course pumpkin pie! I love green bean casserole too. =)


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