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Bring it on - Thanksgiving!!!

Hi!  Please share any and all favorite Thanksgiving recipes, decorating ideas etc.  Am having let down after my party and am hosting this year.

Thank You!

~ "W".

Re: Bring it on - Thanksgiving!!!

  • For a true show stopper, make this potato gratin.  You can assemble it in advance, but be forewarned: you'll definitely want to use a mandoline. 

    Ooh, and 6's apple cake would be a great addition if you don't have a pie crowd.  (But OMG, did you hear about apple prices on the news last night?  $1/lb because of the drought!)

    And you know you have to have the Libby's pumpkin bread ;)

    And with that I'm out of ideas, because I'm The Potato Dish Daughter-in-Law and am not allowed to contribute other things lol.

    I think my fall pinterest board has some really pretty ideas if you haven't seen it.

  • Oh Thank you!  You're such a sweetheart.  That Potato Gratin looks gorgeous. I def' need more starches.

    I didn't hear about apple prices yet.. in general my grocery bill keeps going up and up and we live in the "Apple State" but I think we're paying more than $1 for NY State apples...  like 1.29  :(

    I can't believe you don't get to host Thanksgiving.  It would seem a no-brainer in your family!

    ~W.

     

  • Tday on my side is always the same and I love it that way.  I bring cranberry baked beans and saltine cracker cookies for the night before.  For tday I do the veg tray, cranberry sauce, and peanut butter blossoms.  I've had the cookie detail for oh, at least 20 years.  I can knock out 12 dozen in under 2 hrs and none of them will be left. 

    On DH's side it's also the same- dry, cold turkey, honeybaked ham, frozen mac and cheese, Stove Top, bags of mashed potatoes, and a store bought pie.  I hate it.  We're doing Christmas with that side on Dec. 2 so I may use that to do Tday with my clan.

  • Re: On DH's side it's also the same- dry, cold turkey, honeybaked ham, frozen mac and cheese, Stove Top, bags of mashed potatoes, and a store bought pie. I hate it. We're doing Christmas with that side on Dec. 2 so I may use that to do Tday with my clan

    Good Luck!

    ~W.

  • Wejust- if that fails I'm playing the pregnancy card.  I'll be 37 wks and baby boy will need lots of food!  I'll just have to leave the glucose meter at home.
  • Good thinking! ;)

    ~ W.

  • I love homemade cranberry sauce. Not only does it taste great, but it looks so pretty.  I serve it an an oversized glass gravy dish that I had picked up at BB&B.

    I just tried this apple cider sangria last week, and I plan on making a pitcher or two for Thanksgiving this year.  It was easy to assemble, and looks/tastes like fall.

    As for decorations, I fell in love with this idea last year. 

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  • I make that cranberry sauce every year and love it.  It's especially good on top of cheesecake.

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    I make that cranberry sauce every year and love it.  It's especially good on top of cheesecake.

    That's a good idea!  I'm sure it tastes fantastic. We always have some left over, and I hate throwing it out. 

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  • I adore cranberries in a million and one ways.  I make a good 20-30 cranberry nutbreads every year for gifts.  I like to take this cranberry sauce and mix it with cream cheese too.  I'll put it on bagels, cranberry nutbread, or use it on a turkey wrap- tortilla, cranberry cream cheese, turkey, spinach, blue cheese, candied walnuts.  Now I want cranberries.

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