My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Where Is Thanksgiving Dinner?

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
Scallop Oysters
Turkey Gravy
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
Scalloped Corn
Creamed Onions in White Wine Sauce
Buttered Forkhook Lima Beans
Green Bean Casserole, yes with cream of mushroom soup, for Randy. Ugh
Homemade Rolls
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

Dessert Table
Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Roll
Uber Cake
Rum Cake?

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!


  1. Can you please try to take a video of Larry frying the turkey? Based on other videos I've seen of others doing it, it might be the highlight of the day. K-boom! (Just kidding -- I hope everything turns out just the way you planned. Sounds like a scrumptious Thansgiving spread.)

  2. Wow, we are having alot of food aren't we. Seeing it all written down makes me think we are catering an affair of epic proportion! I sure hope lots of family and friends come ready to eat or else I will need to go shopping for new clothes.....

  3. Sounds like a wonderful feast! I would vote for your roasted asparagus--it is so good it could be appetizer or vegetable--and I wish a happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

  4. Oh my, I should have waited to read your post until after, Inger

  5. Holy Cow! Nice list of food. We are adding a smoked tenderloin to our list of food this year. Can't wait!


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