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Thanksgiving Traditions

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thanksgiving is speeding towards us! I have nothing ready but the menu is pretty much set in stone by my daughter so that will be easy!

Turkey: simply cannot go without that! Simply roasted with garlic, lemon, and rosemary.

Stuffing: I've made all types, mostly from scratch, but she likes Stovetop best. Seriously! To keep it simple I just may use Stovetop this year. In the past I've made polenta and flavored it so it tastes like cornbread stuffing, which is my favorite. I might do that for me but the Stovetop needs to be there for her.

Green Beans: No, not the casserole! Just green beans. Sometimes I do then with almonds sauteed in butter but DH prefers olive oil and garlic on his. We like garlic so that's what we'll likely go with.

Mashed Potatoes: I do them with sauteed mushrooms, chives, sour cream, and garlic. YUM!

Cranberry relish: I make a red wine orange cranberry marmalade that is phenomenal! My mouth just watered thinking about it!

Pumpkin pie: MUCH cheaper to buy already made, and Sam's club makes a great one. However, this year DD has requested one made from actual pumpkins. Seriously! So, we will make it from scratch this year.

After the meal we always go for a walk. That way we earn our leftovers!

Yes, much of our holiday is determined by DD. That's okay. Our kids are with us such a short time! DH is from another country and has no prior experience with Thanksgiving and my own childhood memories of any holiday are unpleasant at best so I'm fine with creating traditions she can carry with her.

Guess I should get started on that pumpkin puree.......

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  • 2BEHEALTHY2014
    Sounds like a good meal!
    1482 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Great menu and lovely traditions. I like that you are making traditions your DD can continue even though you (and DH) didn't have any special traditions in your lives before. It can really make bonds with your family to do things like this together.

    Thanks for sharing a piece of your life with us.
    1487 days ago
    It sounds like you have a good plan for what is going to be served. I like the idea of going for a walk after eating dinner. Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving. emoticon
    1489 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving tradition and plan. The TD menu sounds quite yummy and healthy.
    1490 days ago
    it all sounds great, and definitely a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, at least in my estimations. Happy Thanksgiving emoticon
    1490 days ago
  • LEXIE63
    You wouldn't care to share that mash recipe? We don't do Thanksgiving over here, but I could sure eat some of that mushroomy potato. :-)
    Lex xxx
    1490 days ago
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