Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thanksgiving dinner?

I am so excited for Thanksgiving this year.

I have always wanted a huge Thanksgiving. Likes ones I remember during the Navy days. While hubby was deployed, friends would reach out to us that had no one.
Great memories that made the day good in time of loneliness.

This year the my family has reached out to ones that have no one. My SIL is managing a deaf ministry so she has 3 friends coming and my hubby invited friends that have been very gracious and dear to us. And then cousins may be coming from out of town. This is adding up to about 29 people. Wow!

I have the menu planned out already. Monday is the big shopping day! Hubby wants me to take Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare most of the dishes.

Prime rib

mashed potatoes and gravy
spinach salad
yellow squash
sweet potato casserole - hubby is already asking and bragging. (makes me happy)
Stuffing made with homemade bread
fresh rolls
fresh made cranberry sauce and relish

pumpkin pies a apple
cookies for little ones

The appetizers I still playing around with
Deviled eggs
turkey roll up
cream cheese and red pepper jelly with crackers
stuffed mushrooms
or go with the old veggie platter and cheese and cracker

Looking for any ideas anyone has on the appetizers. These listed are just ideas and not sure since I have so much cooking going on already I would like simple easy little prep.

1 comment:

Breezy Point Mom said...

Dear Tara, Update on my friend Darcy. She did well in surgery, but unfortunately, they did find some cancer in at least some lymph nodes. Don't know how many, so I don't know how her cancer will be staged, yet - stage 2A, 2B, or 3. But it is good that she is past that event. Thank you for praying, and thank you for caring about her. Best regards, Breezy Point Mom