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What's for dinner Thanksgiving Day?

Posted November 26, 2015


Are you having a traditional Thanksgiving meal or are you doing something different this year?

Feel free to share your menu, any unique dishes you are serving or any funny cooking stories from the big day.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving meals, everyone!


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Nov 27, 2015

    Thanks to all for sharing your WONDERFUL menus!! And just think of the great leftovers you will have Friday. :-)

    We went to my aunt's house near Charlotte for the day. I brought broccoli slaw, fruit salad and a carrot cake. We had a wonderful time with family from all over and the food was excellent!

    Amomoftwo - Congratulations to your SIL on her new home (and her frugal shopping skills)!

    I hope everyone had a wonderful day!

  • luvstoQ Nov 26, 2015

    Ahhhh, the sound of a very contented tummy!! DH smoked our turkey, as usual, I made the dressing, sweet potato, green bean casseroles, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry relish, stuffed celery and crusty french rolls, and cranberry gingerale to drink - various desserts. What a feast, my favorite holiday! Good thing we don't eat like this every day!! Hope everyone else had a great day also - the weather was absolutely perfect!!!

  • Amomoftwo Nov 26, 2015

    Just got home from my SIL and daughter's first Thanksgiving in their new home. Her frugal grocery shopping has enabled them to purchase some nice furniture and other decorative items~all tips learned from Faye! Our meal was frugal and delicious including turkey, ham, corn frozen from her MIL's garden, collards from a local farmer, NC sweet potato casserole, 2 types of mac n cheese, cranberry salad, green bean casserole, and we finished with pecan pie bites and brownies. It was so nice to be her guest!

  • senglish27529 Nov 26, 2015

    Since it's just the two of us, we had turkey breast, stuffing, gravy, green bean casserole, baked sweet potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, crustless pumpkin pie (1 point per slice!), and pumpkin cheesecake (for DH, and grandson later in the weekend).

    I almost never share menus here, since I so seldom cook. Yes, it's true. I feel like I've been in the kitchen ALL day today, but I'm really not complaining. I enjoy making a nice meal, once in a while. :-)

    Happy Thanksgiving, folks!


  • Nanee Lion Nov 26, 2015

    We are having turkey, fried sausage (for my husband who does not eat turkey), creamed potatoes, green beans for grandson, butter beans for granddaughter, collards, dressing & gravy, Christmas rice (named that for the beautiful colors in it). Also cheese cake, pumpkin roll and pecan pie. Can't wait to eat at 6:30!

  • Nanee Lion Nov 26, 2015

    JDOUGLAS13, would love to have your recipe for your lemon pie. Would love to try it since we like lemon so much. Is it tart or sweet? Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

  • jdouglas13 Nov 26, 2015

    Ascherer -- I have fond memories (and stories of course) of hotel room kitchens! I hope you have a wonderful day with your family! :)

    This is the first year in many that we are not having M&C. I thought I'd give DW a break LOL. The lemon meringue pie is done and the turkey is in the oven. Sides will be baked sweet potatoes, stuffing, green beans (with some for the Princess) and creamed onions.

    Wishing everyone a truly happy day with your loved ones.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Nov 26, 2015

    ascherer - your menu sounds wonderful! It's great that your rooms are next to each other. At least you don't have to trek food down the hallway. Thank YOU for all your posts and friendship as well! Have fun with your family!

  • ascherer Nov 26, 2015

    Our family is having the traditional turkey, dressing, gravy, honey ham, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, cranberry sauce, homemade rolls, and who knows what else the other ladies have already or are going to make. The funny part is that this is being done in two hotel suite kitchens (Thank you Marriott). Thank goodness the rooms are side by side.

    There are more desserts than I can list. All of us brought some.

    I got lucky. I am excused from cooking today. I know I will still be in the middle of it but just following orders. I'm in charge of Saturday nights dinner (homemade venison chili and corn bread muffins). Friday, of course, will be leftovers.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. I am thankful to be a member of this blog, for the friendships I have made through this blog, and all the money Faye & this blog have saved me. =^-.-^=