To market, to market, for Thanksgiving I goPosted: November 17, 2011
Being organized I have been shopping for our Thanksgiving meal today, a week before the day. Made a list. Bought everything on the list. That means there will be only 1 maybe 2 emergency more trips to Kroger to pick up something important that I forgot.
Here’s the menu – for Thanksgiving 2011 we’re going with a family favorites theme. “Family favorites” is code for “starch and fats.”
Appetizers – deviled eggs and homemade Chex mix
Turkey – actually turkey is optional for our family. After ripping off and devouring the brown crispy skin no one really eats the meat on Thursday. But come Friday – cold slabs of turkey on toasted bread with plenty of mayo.
Cranberry sauce – didn’t even buy it this year. There’s only one person in the family who eats it and he only dollops one tablespoon on his turkey – that one spoonful lasts through all his 2nd and 3rd servings.
Dressing – this year I upgraded from Stove Top stuffing to Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix…will the culinary creativity excitement every end.
Mashed potatoes – a necessity – know why we have such smooth ones? We use instant. ..Add gravy and the spud folks are happy.
Rice – if you’re from South Carolina you expect rice at every meal – around here you’re usually disappointed.
Rolls – they’ll disappear first
Green bean casserole – I know I caved. We are having one veggie but it since it’s covered with high caloric fat ingredients I think I’m still staying with the l “family favorites” theme.
Humm – what am I missing? Dessert – that’s it
Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting – grandchild is making this so it’s from a box, not homemade, so sad, but to compensate for that there will be a homemade Caramel Apple Pie (new recipe – even making the caramel from scratch). This will either be the star of the meal or the disaster we laugh about for years.
Having written this I know what the first trip back to town will be for – You’re right – Wine!