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Thanksgiving Menu

Nov 23, 2011

We are hosting Thanksgiving at our House this year. I have my menu pretty much planned but I have yet to go to the grocery store or plan a tablescape (bad I know, but I work best under pressure). I do have wine bought, priorities right! I thought it would be fun to share my menu. Of course there will be Turkey but that is the hubs job. He cooks a mean turkey ours is already brining in the fridge. He brines it for 2 days and then stuffs it with herbs and veggies before he cooks it and I swear it is the best Turkey ever.

I am making all the sides. Here’s what’s on the menu this year.


I made this last year right before Thanksgiving and it was amazing. Sweet Potatoes and Russet Potatoes baked in heavy cream and topped with Gruyere cheese= perfection.

This recipe comes compliments of my girl Paula Deen. We made it last year and it was such a huge hit we are making it again.

This recipe is one I have yet to try. I always like to try out one new recipe. I found this in the latest issue of Bon Appetit and thought it was a great spin on a brussel sprout dish – and you know I have been on my kale kick lately!

This is the hubs favorite dish, hands down so we have to have it every year.

As for wine I will be drinking my new favorite, FoxGlove and we will be starting off with Champagne topped with fresh pureed Strawberries. I can’t wait to get my eat and drink on!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families! I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life. Tomorrow I will most definitely be taking some special time to remember all I have and thank God.



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  1. Happy Thanksgiving girl! Can't wait to see pictures of your holiday!

  2. megan says:

    What an amazing menu! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! šŸ™‚

  3. U can deliver a plate of leftovers to my house- you know where i be! šŸ™‚
    Looks Fantastic! Best wishes in the kitchen sweetness.

  4. Katharine says:

    We do Oyster stuffing too!!! I'm planning on this fun project so you might like it too…I'm going to take tons of pics of the food, and get all the recipes we use (we do the same dishes every year) and make a Thanksgiving photo book with all our group shots and recipes!) Shhh…don't tell my family! šŸ˜‰

  5. Yum this all sounds absolutely delicious! I am so impresseddddd! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  6. Delicious!! I need to try that kale/brussels sprouts side.

  7. MMMM I want to come! It all looks so delicious!!

  8. Tess says:

    That maple brie sounds amazing. And those strawberry champagne drinks….I may be crashing your Thanksgiving dinner! šŸ˜‰

  9. I've never had Oyster Stuffing! The stuffing is one of my favorite dishes, but we do a traditional cornbread dressing. You'll have to tell me more about this oyster stuffing. Both my husband and I would enjoy that!! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Your menu sounds soo good. Have fun cooking.

  10. Hannah says:

    I made your cranberry Brie last night for our Thanksgivig party. It was delish! Your menu looks yummy. Have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow!

  11. Val says:

    What a tasty menu!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  12. Emily says:

    yum!! looks like such a delicious spread!! hope your thanksgiving was wonderful šŸ™‚ can't wait to try that baked brie…thanks for the link!


  13. SydneysHome says:

    Hi by way of Love All Things Bright and Beautiful. On a whim, I added the kale/brussel sprouts dish to our Thanksgiving menu, and it was a hit, even for the guys. Thanks for sharing!