The Official "Traditional Thanksgiving At My House" Thread


Hark the sound of Tar Heel voices...
Since there's one for those NOT doing anything, guess we need a thread for those who are.

Expecting 15 people, including my mother in law, my parents, my aunt and uncle, our friends' family of 5, and ourselves and our three kids. Wife and I share duties on the cooking, as we each have our own specialties.

21 pound Butterball Turkey
12 pound Spiral Sliced Ham
Mashed Yukon Gold Potatos
Sweet Potato Casserole
Green Bean Casserole (right off the soup can label, a family favorite)
Green Beans with Bacon Viniagrette
Collard Greens (it's NC, gotta have them, but I don't cook em, that's my uncle)
Watergate Salad (that Jello/Cool Whip/Fruit thing...that's my wife's Ohio contribution)
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Canned Cranberry Sauce (my dad, into a dish in the shape of the can):haha7:
Homemade Coconut Pie, Lemon Pie, Pumpkin Pie

Now that's good eatin'...much better than Jimmy Dean saw-suge and t-bones and couple dozen eggs for breakfast...although that's what I usu. cook for weekend breakfast.

Kris_LTRMa's Ma
There's about 17 of us descending on my sister's house, which really isn't big enough to hold 17 people, but we'll manage.

Not sure what's on the menu other than the usual

sweet potato pie or baked sweet potatoes
mashed white potatoes for the kids
green bean casserole
broccoli cheddar casserole
various pies and cookies


Registered User
Coors Light and Tuaca
skip dinner and have a cold turkey and BBQ sauce sandwich later that night.


Another girrrrl!!!
I'm hosting 14 people. Both sets of parents, 3 siblings, my sister-in-law & her parents, my boyfriend, his parents & his brother. The menu is:

Shrimp cocktail
Brie (w/ honey & walnuts)
Stuffed Mushrooms

Turkey (compliments of my employer)
Dressing (I don't stuff the bird)
Mashed white potatoes
Mashed sweet potatoes (spiked w/ whiskey)
Brussel sprouts
Green Giant corn w/ butter sauce
Cranberry jelly & sauce
Salad (spinich w/ cranberrys & blue cheese)

Pumpkin pie
Apple Pie
Pecan pie
Tres Leches cake


Opie And Anthony Always Win In The End
Im going to my Uncle Pete's house. Should be a great time. TONS of food, the usual= Two Giant Turkey's, gravy (he makes the best!) stuffing (he again makes the best!), Cranberry's, pie, squash, breads, mashed potatoes,,,etc etc etc...

AND I will watch a game there, then it's off to the moms house to check out the new construction! And watch the Celtics that night. Going to be an all around great day/night (even though I have to work from five am untill noon) after work it's going to be a lot of fun.

I'm really looking forward to this years holiday.


Screw you guys, I'm going home.
Hosting at our house. I guess about 17 folks coming. I have 2 12lb turkeys to fry. I also have some brats and kraut for my cheese-head brother in law.

Everyone has been assigned a dish to bring, so that makes it easier on us hosting.

I have a fridge in the garage full of beer, so that way I can tolerate everyone for more than 30 minutes.



Fezzing Out
Just the two of us this year for dinner...

Fried Turkey
Mashed Sweet Potaters
Buttery Baby Carrots
Green Bean Casserole
my stepmom's beloved Stuffing
Cranberry Sauce shaped like the can
Pillsbury Dinner rolls

I have never cooked a big meal like this... very exciting!

We are doing dessert at my best friends place... and PURCHASED a Pecan Pie and Cranberry Lime Torte. Yum!



Another girrrrl!!!
I did forget the most important part: we're having a half keg of beer from a brew pub. The brothers will be happy. :)

I guess I should pick up some wine for the non-beer drinkers.

Arc Lite

As big as your Imagination...
Just bought a house in July so it me, the wife, her 5-yr-old son and my Mom and Dad up from the South.

1 large turkey breast
Green Bean Casserole
Yukon Gold Mashed taters
Cranberry Sauce (well the can of glob)
Dinner Rolls
Punkin Pie


Smoke and drink up.
We're having 9 or 10 people
-18.5 LB Empire Kosher (and we're a bunch of guineas) Turkey
-Mashed Potatoes
-Mashed yams (bags removed) w/marshmallows
-Garlic bread
-Candied carrots
-bunch of vegetables and shit
-Fresh cranberry sauce
-homemade pumpkin pie
-my wifes pumpkin roll recipe (has cream cheese icing rolled into it) good shit
-Pumpkin mousse ( I know, enough with the fucking pumpkins)
-chocolate chip cookies and Italian ones
-pecan pie

The usual Antipasto items:
marinated mushrooms
salami wrapped breadsticks
marinated mozzarella
green and greek olives
marinated eggplant
stuffed hot peppers in oil
sweet roasted peppers