There has been a change in plans for Thanksgiving dinner. We are having it at my brother, Larry, and Edie's house. I could not be happier. First, that someone is willing to help with the cooking, planning and shopping, second, that with those two you never know who or how many people will be there. I think that's fun. Heaven knows you will always have enough food. Plus, if you are preparing food at two or three locations you have much more cooking space.
Try to think of someone that might not have any place to spend Thanksgiving and include them at your table.
Here is a tentative menu that Edie and I have decided on. Changes can be made until Tuesday then it's done, time to cook.
Turkey - Larry is deep frying the turkey
Baked Country Ham
Old Fashioned Bread Stuffing, Edie's favorite
Grand Marnier Cranberry Relish
Jellied Cranberry Sauce out of the can for Larry - Ugh
Country Relish, recipe will be posted this week
Pickled Beets, because you're suppose to according to my Mom.
Curried Apple Chutney
Fresh Veggie Tray
Twice Baked Potato Casserole or Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Stuff
Creamed Onions in White Wine Sauce
Buttered Forkhook Lima Beans
Green Bean Casserole, yes with cream of mushroom soup, for Randy. Ugh
Garlic and Sundried Tomato Corn Muffins
Wine of your choice, we're having Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay 2005, if I can get Randy to spring for the wine. You can get great wines for $12-15 a bottle.
Lots of Sweet Tea
We really need another simple green vegetable, maybe Roasted Asparagus, we'll see.
What have we forgotten??? I know we don't have appetizers but we'll think of something. We have to eat at least by 3:00 because we have to have time to have a turkey, dressing and cranberry relish sandwich before bedtime, and maybe one more piece of cake or pie.
I don't think I feel so good!