Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

We have 18 people coming for Thanksgiving, and I'm thrilled! I love the kind of Thanksgiving where you have to move furniture and borrow tables and chairs.

With so many good cooks in the family, I'm only making about half the dishes below--everyone is bringing something. My mom is even roasting a second turkey.

I'm also starting a new tradition: Pie-apalooza. I read on Slate about a woman who makes approximately one pie per guest, and I couldn't get it out of my mind. My side of the family loves pie, but we don't have it as often as other desserts. I'm not planning a 1:1 ratio of pies, but we'll have more than usual and maybe add a pie each year from now on.

Chex Mix (Chris)

Main Course
Turkey #2 (Mom)
Make-Ahead Gravy                                      
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes                  
Green Bean Casserole (Mom)                      
Savory Sweet Potatoes (Kristen)                
Sweet Potato Souffle with Homemade Marshmallow Topping                                         
Cranberry Apple Salad (Beth)                    
Macaroni and Cheese                                 
Corn Pudding/Casserole (Beth)                 
Glazed carrots                                             
Jello salad (Grandma)                                  
Rolls (Chris)                                                   

Pumpkin Pie (Jack)
Apple Pie (Mom)
Cherry Pie (Chris)