We have for the last several years played host for Thanksgiving dinner for my husband’s family. It’s not a huge group of people (it usually just adds 5 people to our family), so it’s not that difficult. But it’s still a LOT more side dishes than I usually make for a typical meal. I started to panic when I realized that Thanksgiving was this Thursday and I hadn’t done anything to prepare. So I started with the menu and realized that we’ve got it pretty set now. I could add a different dish, but we’re pretty set in our traditions, so I think this year we’ll have the same menu as last. It certainly makes my planning easy!
Our menu (I’ll be linking to my recipes as I get them posted):
Stuffing (this is not stuffed in the bird and my mother-in-law always prepares it at her house and brings it over.)
Rice Pilaf (Near East Almond flavored)
Orange Cranberry sauce
Dinner rolls (Sometimes I make these, but this year it’s Sister Schubert!)
Pumpkin Pie (my mother-in-law makes this using the linked recipe except she substitutes brown sugar for the white sugar.)
Homemade whipped cream