Thanksgiving 2020

lilbopeep

Still trying to get it right.
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I have just started planning my Thanksgiving menu. Compiling recipes and creating a shopping list.
There are some new additions to my usual menu. Several are new recipes.

What are your Thanksgiving plans? Have you started thinking about it? :lmao:

I get bored so this gives me something to do.
 

lilbopeep

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Tentative Menu Plans (May change)

(Lots of variety. Small batches of each side dish/appy and a small turkey)

Appetizers

Cream Cheese, Green Olive and Walnuts Poppers
Marinated Mushrooms?
Stuffed Mushrooms?
Shrimp Cocktail

Entrée

Roasted Turkey
Green Bean Casserole (No Mushrooms & No Canned Soup)
Asparagus
Easy Baked Carrots
Creamed Pearl Onions?
Sweet Potato & Acorn Squash
Mashed Turnip Root, Red and Yukon potatoes
Steamed Brussels Sprouts
Stuffing/Dressing
Sautéed mushrooms?
Turkey Gravy (Homemade)
Cranberry/Tangerine Relish (Homemade)
Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce (Homemade)

Dessert

Apple pie
Pumpkin pie
Whipped Cream
Baked Churro Chips & Dips (NEW Recipe)?

Beverages

Soda
Sparkling cranberry apple cider
Trader Joe's Apple Cider
Trader Joe's Egg Nog
 
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SilverSage

Resident Crone
I'll do a turkey breast, with yellow turnip (aka rutabaga, aka swede), Brussels sprouts. I'll make the baked brandied cranberries I got from someone here years ago. Probably no dessert. That will be more than enough food for 2 of us, with leftovers.
 

Embryodad

Well-known member
Turkey, and I like a 13 to 18 pounder the best.
All the trimmings..... only thing is there will be an pre turkey item.
"LASAGNA"..... / veggies .... five or six different ones.

pumpkin pies..... from scratch
 

lilbopeep

Still trying to get it right.
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We don't usually do a pasta course because my DD complains that it's too much. When I was a kid my family/aunts did the soup to nuts holiday meals. I miss those days but mom and all the aunts are gone now. :confused:
 

lilbopeep

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Well I slightly changed the menu. I've done most of the shopping except for the last minute perishable items. I'll finish my shopping on Saturday. And start prepping on Sunday (turkey stock, marinate mushrooms and the cranberry dishes which taste better after a few days).
 

lilbopeep

Still trying to get it right.
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Tentative Menu Plans (as of 11/18/2020, still may change after I go shopping on Saturday. Depending on how the vegetables look)

(Lots of variety. Small batches of each side dish/appy and a small turkey)

Appetizers

Cream Cheese, Green Olive and Walnuts Poppers
Marinated Mushrooms
Stuffed Mushrooms ?

Entrée

Roasted Turkey
Green Bean Casserole (No Mushrooms & No Canned Soup)
Asparagus (if they are thin and look good) ?
Easy Baked Carrots
Creamed Pearl Onions
Sweet Potato & Acorn Squash
Mashed Turnip Root, Red and Yukon potatoes
Steamed Brussels Sprouts
Stuffing/Dressing
Sautéed mushrooms ?
Turkey Gravy (Homemade)
Cranberry/Tangerine Relish (Homemade)
Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce (Homemade)

Dessert

Apple pie
Pumpkin pie
Whipped Cream


Beverages

Soda
Sparkling cranberry apple cider
Trader Joe's Honey Crisp Cider
 

Ironman

Master Baker
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Giving my 15# little buddy a brine bath before I smoke him Thursday . :love:
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QSis

Grill Master
Staff member
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Mark, you are brining your turkey for 3 days??? Have you ever done it that long before?

Lee
 
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