Only Two Weeks Until Thanksgiving!

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Hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just two weeks away! This year, I started my holiday planning a lot later than intended. In fact, I haven’t even given any thought to what size turkey I’ll be roasting. Until last night, I didn’t even know whether or not we would have any guests joining us! The husband works on Thanksgiving Eve and into the following morning, so we planned on having dinner in our home. I expected my in-laws to join us that day, since we usually alternate the holiday between John’s family and mine. Last night, however, I found out they have other plans, so I’ll be making Thanksgiving dinner for me and my boys.

Since I’ll only be cooking for us three, the menu is small, but definitely not lacking! For Thanksgiving, I love to prepare a big meal and be left with plenty of leftovers. Transforming leftovers into a deliciously different dish is almost as fun as planning for the holiday itself. I know to some, that may sound utterly insane. Many people can’t wait to get the holidays over with and completely loathe spending time in the kitchen. I am definitely not one of those people! Although the madness can sometimes be overwhelming, I truly enjoy cooking for my family.

In my family, Thanksgiving dinner is eaten early, usually around one or two o’clock in the afternoon. This year’s menu will still include appetizers, just so my boys can have something to munch on while the turkey roasts. Here’s what I have planned for this Thanksgiving:

Hor D’Oeuvres:
Stuffed Mushrooms
Spinach Artichoke Dip (a request from the hubby!)

Main Course:
Roast Turkey with Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Sausage and Chestnut Stuffing
Green Bean and Mushroom Saute

Bread Basket:
Dinner Rolls
Popovers

Dessert:
Pecan Pie with Whiskey Maple Cream Sauce

Have you started planning for Turkey Day? What’s on your menu?

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One response to “Only Two Weeks Until Thanksgiving!

  1. i have no idea where i’ll be spending Thanksgiving, but i usually make one or two dishes . . . this year will be dessert – i’m making a Pumpkin Flan (and i hope i can eat it because i usually hate flan but it’s made with cream cheese, so here’s hoping!)

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