The Menu

This time of year we always make our rounds of family houses to partake in delectable Thanksgiving table spreads.  The past couple of years we've taken the plunge and cooked a wee bit o' dinner ourselves as well.

Main dish:

-TURKEY, duh!  I was going to brine my turkey this year because I've never done that, but I couldn't really find a fresh turkey to my liking.  That means all the fresh turkeys were too expensive so I copped out and bought a frozen one, but it's a Butterball!  I am going to try my hand at making pan gravy though.

Side dishes:
-Mashed potatoes, but not my usual recipe.  This one comes with half and half, cream cheese, and lots of butter!

-Green bean casserole!  I've always kind of winged it with this recipe and this morning when I went to Campbell's website to find the original, classic recipe, the server was "busy".  So I guess everyone else was also waiting until the last moment to find that recipe.  Oops!  However, I remembered that I had seen the recipe in the Nov. 29th Family Circle magazine!
-Homemade dinner rolls.  Never worked with yeast before, but better late than never right?  
I've never been a fan of pumpkin pie, although my mom tells me I loved it as a kid, so I found this great recipe for pumpkin muffins.

It's a basic menu, but there are only going to be 3 adults and 2 kids eating so it's best to keep it as simple as possible.  What kinds of goodies are you brewing up for this Thanksgiving holiday?

P.S. Thanks be to the great one, The Pioneer Woman, for her easy and delicious looking recipes.

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