Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Plans

16 people will be here. Another probable. 2 more maybes. Good thing I make sure there's plenty of food on the Thanksgiving table!

Thanksgiving Feast

2 turkeys, totalling 32 pounds, plus 4 extra drumsticks

(I call this "Chernobyl Turkey": each has 4 legs)
Sausage stuffing (our friend Greg will bring it)

Mashed potatoes
Mashed sweet potatoes
Creamed spinach
Green Beans Almondine
Pizza Tomatoes (maybe)
Whole cranberry sauce
Jellied cranberry sauce (canned, of course)

Cuban Bread
French Bread
Family Pleaser Light Bread

2 pumpkin pies
Lemon Meringue pie
Chocolate Buttermilk cake
Carrot Cake

Snacks before dinner:

Deviled eggs
shrimp cocktail tray
Basil-parmesan crackers
Cranberry Bread

And, now, I must cook. No one is here to help at this time, but two more sons are somewhere near Chan's neck of the woods, barrelling up I-81 toward home, and they will be certain that their sisters are in the kitchen tomorrow.

And, this is my Thanksgiving dress.
You're seeing correctly. I never even got it cut out. Well, there's always next year.


The Blonde Duck said...

Awww! I'm sorry you didn't get to make your dress.

Oh my God, that's a lot of cooking. Ben and I will be over shortly to help eat--I mean, fix it.

Barbara said...

Lots of guests, lots of cooking! Good luck! Your menu looks wonderful and I'm sure you can handle anything!
(oops on the dress!)

buffalodick said...

Menu looks great! Just tell everybody it's going to be a Toga party Thanksgiving!

Ann Made Studio said...

Menu looks great and the dress can be made for next year :)

Christo Gonzales said...

nice fabric! well our little table for six is pale in comparison - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Mickle in NZ said...

Such pretty fabric, and just your colours too - making it will be a something to look forward to.

Get those sons cooking. I'm sure they can at least drive a potato peeler. My Mum and Dad's sister in law are very glad that their late Mother-in-Law taught all her sons how to cook. Your lads' future beloveds will adore you for it!

A wonderful looking menu, hope there are so leftovers for darling Thor

Michelle xxx

Mickle in NZ said...

ps: what an amazing dining room! It must be wonderful to eat in there.

SissySees said...

Beautiful fabric! I'm sure it will be a lovely dress... one of these days.

I will miss stuffing and my cranberry sauce. I wonder how they'd go with pot roast?

pam said...

Maybe it could be a Christmas dress!