Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving feast with friends and family...

So what is on the menu? Well, Dick will be smoking the turkey and ham. He discovered quite by coincidence that putting the ham above the turkey and having all those juices drip on the bird makes for the bestest turkey you have ever tasted! Trust me on this one.

We expect 14 here all total, and this is what is arriving:
dressing & gravy
corn pudding
green bean casserole
green beans
cauliflower with cheese topping
yeast rolls
pecan pie
pumpkin pie

Notice I said ARRIVING. We could quit right there with all that food, but there are still a couple of things missing.

I will of course have cranberry sauce. It isn't Thanksgiving without that, but I am making two of my own T'giving staples: Marinated Roma Tomatoes and Glazed Carrots and Parsnips. And I plan to make some cranberry bread this afternoon after I put on a big pot of chili for tonight's dinner.

And that turkey carcass will go in the crock pot on Friday to make a big pot of soup. My mouth is watering already. Come join us!

Life is (VERY) good! That's the news from sunny Mayberry.


barb said...

Yummy! My mother cn't have fried turkey - it send her blood pressure soaring, so traditional roast for us. But I love it!

I'm baking cranberry and pumpkin breads tonight. I wanted green bean casserole, too, but I got out-voted on that one, too. Rats!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Sandy! Big Hugs ♥xo

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

sounds amazing! happy thanksgiving honey!

smiles, bee

Sandee said...

Wow, what a wonderful menu you have. I'd love to come and share Thanksgiving with you, but my family depends on me for their feast.

Right now I'm smelling the most wonderful smell...Pumpkin pies baking in the oven. Cherry pies are next.

Have a terrific day and a very Happy Thanksgiving honey. Big hugs. :)

Haley D. said...

YUM! My mouth is watering in anticipation...

Linda said...

I've never had fried turkey; I'll have to give it a go one of these days. Of course, being a New Englander I'm kind of stuck on the traditional roasted turkey gig!

Sounds like a wonderful menu and I bet you all have a fantastic time while eating it.

A very happy Thanksgiving to you and Dick!

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!!!

a great menu!!!
Have you got photos of these dishes?
I'm very interesting for everything!!!
Have a great feast with your family!!!

Joy said...

Thank you for reminding me to take cranberry sauce with me, just in case my sister-in-law forgets!

Joy said...

I think they are smoking the ham and turkey, not frying them. But it does sound delicious!