Every year I take a poll on what everyone would like to eat that year or if anything new should be added to the menu. My family hardly ever deters from our Thanksgiving feast staple...you know the turkey, cranberry sauce - right out the can, my famous stuffing and orange pie. If you are wondering my daughter when she was little call sweet potato pie 'orange pie' and it stuck.
Some years I make collards and others I make the most delicious green beans. Lately the family has requested for mac-the-cheese (you read that right, we love nicknames around here!) to be added to the menu.
We have cooked our turkey in only two different ways: baked and fried. We prefer fried, words can not express how good it is! So for us I cook everything and prepare the turkey and the Hubs cooks the turkey. He's a pro! Last year by accident I stumbled across this turkey brine. I recommend it whole heartily, the combination of flavors blends so well and leaves the turkey moist and full of flavor.
I mentioned before that we live away from both sides of our family. So Thanksgiving is usually spent with just us five. So our turkey day feast is small but last year my husbands family came up to visit. It had to be at least 20 people, you should have seen my face when he told me the news. Surprisingly I pulled it off!
This post has turned into my thanksgiving recap instead of a menu...so back on topic, I polled the family and our menu would have consisted of:
That's a pretty good spread for our small family. But this year it turns out we will be spending turkey day with my Aunt in NC. I will still have my Thanksgiving table-scape up Monday since I had already planned it.
What traditions do you and your family have on Thanksgiving? Any food nicknames? Do you have your menus planned? This post has made me hungry! See ya soon!