Thanksgiving Menu Scheming


Dinner and Sides:


  • Pumpkin pie (per the Libby’s label, sub in ginger snaps for graham crackers)
  • Pumpkin ice cream (perhaps swap with caramel eggnog ice cream)
  • Jell-o Mold (a family tradition)

Thanksgiving Cometh!

So it hit me that today is the eleventh (a big thanks to our Veterans out there!) and I still don’t have a Thanksgiving plan.

I sat up this Google Doc with dishes, who’s preparing them and some of the things we’ll need for each of them.  As Thanksgiving nears, I’ll go in and highlight what we have plenty of and what we need.  I’ll also probably chuck off some of the items!

How do you organize your T-givin’ madness?

Holly Holiday: Thanksgiving Menu Thoughts

I live one to two holidays in the future at any given time.  I’ve always been pining away for future holiday fun, but at my job, it’s just gotten worse.  I did a Black Friday ad a couple weeks ago.  I’m scrounging together November-December events for a calendar for our next pub.

So of course I’m thinking turkey.

I was Pinning some stuff this morning and I came across this link to 60 Thanksgiving side dishes.  It got me wondering…

If you cook a big Thanksgiving feast, or other BIG holiday meal, what are your essential side dishes?

For Thanksgiving, I absolutely must have turkey gravy, cornbread dressing (our’s is made pretty simply), cooked cranberry sauce, canned cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans and those cheapie brown n’ serve rolls.  It does feel a little odd without some sort of sweet potato dish, but I honestly don’t care for them too much.  Our Thanksgiving is pretty basic, but we take a few detours off of PURE simple once in a while for surprises.