Our Thanksgiving Menu 2013

Ok I’ve been talking a LOT about Thanksgiving these last couple of weeks. I thought I’d share with you guys what our final menu is looking like. It’s got all the classics and a few extras just for fun. Our plan is to eat around 2pm and then have dessert, coffee, and leftovers later in the evening.

For beverages, I’m doing champagne, red wine, and a selection of beers. Oh and something for the people who aren’t drinking. In our family, that just means the kids under 21… So I still need to figure that out.

Deviled Eggs

For appetizers, I’m keeping it simple. Don’t want people filling up on food before the main event. Hubby loves, deviled eggs, so we’ll just be having those.

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

For the meal, we’re doing the following:
Rolls from the Beef House in Indiana
Seven Layer Salad
Brined and Roasted Turkey
Fig and Port Cranberry Sauce
Sausage, Kale, and Butternut Squash Stuffing
Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Turnip Puff
Homemade Green Bean Casserole
Homemade Gravy (made by Hubby’s step-father)
Crockpot Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mustard Maple Brussels Sprouts

Pecan Pie Cookies

And for dessert, I’m still finalizing things, but these are definitely on the menu
Depths of Fall Pie
Chocolate Mousse
Pecan Pie Cookies
Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Upside Down Cake
Pumpkin Pie (again, by Hubby’s step-father)
Freshly whipped cream
A variety of homemade ice creams, still TBD

I’d love to hear what you’re making for Thanksgiving. Especially when it comes to desserts. I’m definitely not afraid to try new desserts and some of the desserts I have planned are negotiable (others are not!)

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5 Responses to “Crockpot Garlic Mashed Potatoes”

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    Becki's Whole Life — November 18, 2013 at 6:49 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. The people in the mid-west will be in our prayers this week for sure. Your mom is lucky to have you to help:-).

    Your potatoes sound delish and I love your addition of roasted garlic. This is a great T-giving recipe particularly since it frees up the stove!

    • beantownbaker — November 24th, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

      Thanks for the prayers. It has helped a lot over the last week.

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    Shannon — November 20, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    this is totally cool! what a great way to free-up some space on the stovetop 🙂

    hoping things are going well with the cleanup, glad to hear your mom and Andrew are ok!

    • beantownbaker — November 24th, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

      Thanks Shannon. Can’t believe it’s been a week since the storm hit. We made a lot of progress this week, but it’s going to be a long road to come…

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    Potato Oven — December 12, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Sorry for your mom.she will be in every ones prayer mate.And second thing is this dish is really delicious and its good to be in kitchen and get some heat because of cold..jk..Looking forward for more dishes from you mate.

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