Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's Turkey Time!


It's almost that time!!  What time?  TURKEY TIME!!  Who doesn't love all that food?!  I love the food, but I don't care for all the mess and stress that comes with the day.  We are having a small Thanksgiving - just me, the hubs, the boys and the hubs' Dad.  It's pretty busy at work today and I didn't have time to prep any pics last night, so I thought I'd share my planned menu with you.

Of course we're having turkey.  I'd like to have something other than turkey, but the hubs nixed that idea.  So, then, it becomes all about the sides.  We're having mashed potatoes and gravy, sour cream fruit salad, chili corn casserole (both of those are family recipes), rolls, and cranberry sauce straight outta the can (nothing's too good for *my* family).  Stuffing?  I haven't decided yet.  The hubs will. not. eat. stuffing.  He told me that if I ever want to leave him, all I'd have to do is fix him a big plate with all his "won't eats" and he'd get the point.  LOL  Then there's the desserts.  I'm not going the traditional route with pumpkin or pecan pie.  A while back, my hubs' bestie made an awesome pumpkin cheesecake and I've made it every year since.  My hubs also requested a cherry pie.  Really?  A cherry pie?  In November?  Yep.  Because I love my hubs (and because they have cherries available in a can), I am making him a cherry pie.  And guess what?  I'm not ready.  We have the turkey.  And that's it.  I have to go to the grocery store on my lunch break and brave the crowds.  Please send positive energy my way - I'll need it to get through all stoopid people.  I already hate crowds.  Throw the stress of the holidays in there and it's even worse!!

What are your plans for Turkey Day?  Are YOU cooking?  What are you having?  What's your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?

9 comments:

Danielle said...

Mmm sounds so delicious!

Canadian Thanksgiving already passed, but all the food was sooooo good! I love Thanksgiving and Christmas because of the family get-togethers and food :) At least I still have Christmas to look forward to!

lindseythevampireslayer said...

Good luck!! I'm cooking up a feast myself and I know it can be stressful but I know you'll pull it off!!

StardustStephanie said...

*sending you good vibes* I hope your shopping trip goes well. This is the first year I'm not going to have turkey. It's weird I love chicken, but turkey isn't really my thing. We're going to have ham this year. It's just my BF and I so no one to complain about no turkey. He's going to cook the ham and I'll do the side dishes. I bought a pumpkin pie..I have no idea how to bake! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

P.S. Nothing wrong with canned cranberry sauce..I actually prefer that. :P

Megan Harmeyer said...

D'oh! I just realized that I forgot to pick up a can of cranberry sauce! Good thing the hubz is going to the store tonight. :)

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

Cherry pie is the one thing I always asked for from Bessie (my gramgram) and its the one thing my Moma always makes for me when I come home ;)

Just me and my partner for thanksgiving day as I work in a partial hospitalization program for adolescents and we *have* to bill 4 out of 5 days for the program so...blah...anywhiddle, we actually had our thanksgiving dinner last weekend and we had roast and fried potatoes and rolls. Tomorrow's bird is just cuz I wanna make it (ya, weird but I always do). So, an organic bird, home made stuffing (cuz I like it), mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie - all cuz I like it and I wanna make it for dinner.

Lu said...

Sounds like quite the feast! We are doing Thanksgiving with my family this year and we will be having (I believe) both ham and turkey... Turkey for tradition and ham because everyone prefers it. :) I am in charge of rolls (I've got Rhodes just in case mine fail!) and a dessert - lime cheesecake just came out of the oven. Oh, and I'm making a yummy butternut squash soup for a first-ish course.

Hope you survived the crowds okay!

Copyboy said...

I can only imagine the yummy-ness you bring to turkey day!!! I'm going to brave the Lon Giland railroad soon to see my parents. Happy Thanksgiving.

Copyboy said...

BTW...made you blog of the day.

SilhouetteScreams said...

HOW CAN HE NOT LIKE STUFFING?! D; sometimes that's the only part of the bird that I like XD