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I go to my parents, and it's just me, my mom and dad, and my brother and his wife(and Max). We eat around 2 or 3, and just eat once that day. We (mostly my dad, haha) make EVERYTHING homemade. I love it! We have:
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Green Bean Casserole
Pecan Chocolate Chip Pie
Chocolate Pie (because I'm a big baby!)
And then whatever other people want to make. I usually do some kind of vegetable (usually brussels sprouts or a salad). This year, I think I'm making pie crust fries.
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We usually go over to BFF's house. We get there early cause we both do the cooking.
The list looks pretty typical. The one thing that is a must is homemade noodles. There is usually alot of people so we do 2 turkeys and ham. One turkey is done the day before so part can be added to other recipes and we make a batch of broth from it that gets used in recipes also. Its just a bunch of turkey goodness. Plus that way we don't have to carve both birds at once.
OMG that center piece thing is AWESOME! I totally am going to copy and make that because of you - genius! and fun! I know lil B will love helping make it.
our meal list is more complicated b/c some is Kosher and some is vegan but here it is:
vegan "turkey loaf" for the vegans and also Kosher
Apple smoked turkey
green bean cassarole with the fried awesome things ontop
cranberries in cranberry sauce
rolls -vegan and kosher
I am having a hard time with Thanksgiving this year. I normally goto my grandma's and she has around 50 people there. Everyone brings a dish and we fry a couple turkeys... yes, 2 or 3 at least.
This year and every 3rd year, I have to DH's dads house and his step-mom prepares thanksgiving from a box I appreciate the effort and all, but when you're used to home cooking, stove-top and potato flakes aren't the same at Thanksgiving.
Here is our typical menu when my family does it:
Mashed Sweet Potatoes topped with marshmallows
Green Bean Casserole
Baked potato casserole
Orange Jello Salad
Macaroni and Cheese
Slightly Burned Brown and Serve Rolls
About 10 different pies, various cookies and desserts.
At my MIL's house, it's:
loaded stuffing (which I bring)
some type of pie with ice cream
At my mom's dinner we'll have:
loaded stuffing (I make two batches)
plain stuffing (because my sister doesn't like the loaded variety)
homemade cranberry sauce with apples and cinnamon (I bring that as well)
some type of sweet potato casserole
peas and carrots
and maybe Portillo's chocolate cake this year