We are hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year and I am in the planning process.
We have a specific menu of items with have each and every Thanksgiving. They include:
20 lb Turkey
Stuffing- I started using a friend of mine's recipe in 2009, looking forward to it again this year (thanks Helen!)
Cheesy Corn Bake- hubby's recipe
Green Bean Casserole- not the usual kind, my sister in-laws recipe
Sweet Potato Casserole- my mother in-law makes this yummy side
Stuffed Celery- mother in-law again
Jellied Cranberry Sauce
Lime/ Pineapple Jello - my Baba's recipe (my Ukrainian grandmother)
Pumpkin Pies- I let the hubby make these
Pecan Pie- hubby again
Am I missing anything?? Just thinking about it all makes me full! And currently I am on a low carb diet so I am wondering how much of it I will even be able to eat come Thanksgiving.
I started doing some more decorating in my dining room for the occasion... One of the things I did was decorate my light fixture. I bought some fall floral picks and dressed it up a bit.
Now I am just wishing my dining room table had more seating around it. Does anyone else wish that around the holidays? The rest of the year I feel like the table is too big. We only have a family of 4 and we eat at the table each and every night. Most of the time I move 2 of the chairs away so we can all sit around the table without any chairs in between any of us. We have a breakfast nook table as well, but I think food tastes better in the dining room! ;) I love to have my extended family all together for meals.