Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving: Menu Outline

Need a menu outline for your Thanksgiving meal?  We are cooking for 25 and really looking forward to it.  We create a menu outline and email it around to everyone.  Anyone that wants to bring a favorite dish can then add their name next to an existing menu item or add a new menu item with their name next to it, then gray it out.  Then they reply/all so everyone gets the most current menu.  Even our children get involved if they wish.  Guests can bring what they want, some elaborate dishes, some old family traditional dishes and some simple.  Personally, I think it is great to have some unadulterated carrots and other vegetables on the table to round out all the buttery, sugary dishes!

We fill in the items that are just easiest to do at our house -- and also a few items that we specifically grew for a particular dish (creamed onions).  Also, I try to make a Pecan Pie for Andy because he doesn't ask much of me, but REALLY appreciates this pie.  My daughter's tradition is cheesecake so she makes that every year.  After everyone has a chance to fill in what they wish to bring, we make all the rest.

Hope you all have a great time with family and friends this Thanksgiving day!

Thanksgiving 2013 Menu

Turkey Andy
Gravy Kerrie
Stuffing Kerrie
Potato Andy
Butternut Andy
Creamed Onions Kerrie
Sweet Potato Margaret
Other Veges - Roasted Brussel Sprouts Margaret
Pickle Tray
Cranberry Sauce
Other favorites???
Horse d'ovres:
Cheese/crackers Margaret
other favorites???
Apple Pie
Pecan Pie Kerrie -- Andy's favorite
Oreo Cheesecake -- Meghan
Pumpkin Pie - Doug
Ice Cream
Whipping Cream -- Russell+Sydney
Other favorites???
Cider Margaret
Other favorites???

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