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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3 Responses to “Five Homemade Gift Ideas”

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    steph — December 17, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Loving all of these!

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    Sarah C — December 17, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I used Ghirardelli hot cocoa mix as a gift for co-workers last year, and gifted the homemade marshmallows along with it. Everyone loved them and was impressed that the marshmallows were made from scratch! It was a really great gift and one batch made enough marshmallows for us to have leftovers. This year I have a 10-month-old and didn’t plan my homemade gifts very well in advance, but am still going to attempt the Salted Caramel Sauce for a friend. I bought a big bottle of vodka and plan to start some homemade vanilla extract for birthday gifts next year! I’m also hoping to make the meat rub and BBQ sauce as Father’s Day gifts next year. Thanks for all the great ideas Jen!

    • beantownbaker — December 17th, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

      I know what you mean about not being on the ball this year. I don’t have a kid and I didn’t get any gifts made in time. I might still whip up some of these though!

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