Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving Menu 2013

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday next to Christmas. You get to be surrounded by family and close friends, delicious foods, and for our family it's our Christmas season kick off because we do a Christmas ornament exchange. The best part is you don't have to worry about presents and wrapping paper all over the place.

I was asked to share our menu this year so I'm going to take a moment to share the recipes that I'll be making for us this year.

Our event is starting at 2 o'clock this year with the main meal being served at 3:30. Daniel fries the turkeys each year and he smothers and injects them with a butter mixture that keeps them so moist. This year he is experimenting with one and injecting it with buffalo sauce. I usually cook a ham in the crockpot with lots of brown sugar and pineapple.

Cheeseball - My MIL is making it this year and she doesn't add the hot sauce.
Stuffed Mushrooms  - My family loves these, I've been making them for years but have never tasted one.
Cheese and Meat tray

Side Dishes:
Mac n Cheese - My aunt is bringing this dish.
Chicken n Dumplins - My dad and his girlfriend are bringing this dish.
Arkansas Green Beans - If you love green beans you must try this recipe. It's to die for.
Mashed Potatoes - These are the only mashed potatoes I can get my husband to eat.
Stuffing- I've never made homemade stuffing so my MIL is bringing this dish.

Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Bread
Baklava - I grew up eating this stuff at Thanksgiving compliments of my great aunt Sue. This isn't her recipe but it's the one I use and Daniel could eat the entire pan.
Chocolate Pudding Pie- My sister makes this with a graham cracker pie crust and then instant chocolate pudding.
Assortment of Cookies

I can't wait to get my grub on. The turkeys are thawing in the fridge as we speak and I'll head out Wednesday morning to get the rest of my supplies and my goal is to have everything pre-made the night before so I'm not stressed out when everyone arrives.

I hope everyone has an awesome Thanksgiving and if you have a favorite recipe you would like to share with us please feel free to share!