Here it is.
I’ve got my work cut out for me. And I can only hope that the oven is prepared for the task ahead.
I can’t wait to put together this feast for our family and friends. My sister and brother-in-law are coming in from Texas, my husband’s aunt and uncle from Indianapolis, grandma from down the street, and dear family friends from up the road. We are going to have a rocking afternoon on Thursday…and yes, it is my goal that everyone leaves the table feeling pleasantly stuffed and their hearts filled with warmth and happiness.
Here’s what we’ll be feasting on…
Ham and Broccoli Breakfast Bake
Butternut Squash Soup – made by my sister
Surprises from Christan
Orange-Pineapple Wassail (recipe in my Holiday Entertaining Guide)
Turkey with Giblet Gravy
Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing with Pears (experimental recipe)
Mashed Red Potatoes (experimental recipe)
Whipped Maple-Sweet Potato Casserole (shared these on Facebook awhile back…can see recipe/photos)
Roasted Green Beans with Caramelized Onions (experimental recipe)
Cranberry Sauce – made by Grandma
Cranberry Jello – made by Grandma
Sister Schubert’s Parker Rolls (because they are melt in your mouth amazing, and I think if I were to make some rolls from scratch, my oven might have a coronary.)
Caramel Apple Pie
Pumpkin Double Chocolate Cheesecake (pictured above, recipe in my Holiday Entertaining Guide)
Chocolate Pecan Pie
And no, it’s apparently not wrong at all to make 4 pies for 14 people!
That’s our plan for this Thanksgiving! I’d love to know what’s on your menu!!!
No it’s not wrong to make 4 pies for 14 people…
I am making 2 pumpkin, 1 pecan, 1 chocolate, 1 lemon meringue, plus a pumpkin roll and cookies for 16 people.
Bette @ Frugal Mom X3 says
What time is dinner? I can bring pie! It all sounds yummy!
Your dinner sounded delicious! We had 14 people as well and we had:
2 deep-fried turkeys
sweet potato chunks fried in butter and brown sugar
kidney bean salad
kraut salad – (german coleslaw made with shredded cabbage, canola oil, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper)
brie and crackers for appetizer
homemade sourdough bread
2 pumpkin pies
pumpkin spice cake
and of course, green bean casserole
None of which were on my weight watchers plan 🙂 I had to take the entire week off of work to cook for this meal and everything tasted fantastic. I stockpiled majority of what I needed already so my grocery bill was not that bad at all. I think it was $100.00 around and that included food and lunches for the week and some more stockpiling as well. I did find alot of stuff that I didnt have coupons for and I needed were cheaper at Trader Joes….fyi.