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.
Righteous Herb Cheese Spread (Beth)
Chex Mix (Chris)
Turkey #2 (Mom)
Green Bean Casserole (Mom)
Savory Sweet Potatoes (Kristen)
Cranberry Apple Salad (Beth)
Corn Pudding/Casserole (Beth)
Jello salad (Grandma)
Pumpkin Pie (Jack)
Apple Pie (Mom)
Cherry Pie (Chris)
S’more Pie (Ben)