Growing up, I always thought my family had a good ole fashioned Thanksgiving Dinner. I’m starting to realize that we go a little over the top though, but I wouldn’t change it for the world!
This year we had about 18 people (including kiddos) for dinner. And this was minus my two sisters and family (7 people total).
I’ve ready so many posts and notes about how much food people have, but no one EVER compares to our menu. It is as follows:
Gravy (Turkey and Ham)
Corn Casserole (or pudding, whatever)
Green Bean Casserole
Deviled Eggs (a must!)
Strawberry and Banana Jello
Orange Tapioca Jello
Pear Delight Jello (ok, so we like jello’s so sue us!)
And then there is the traditional pre and post dinner snacks: M&M’s and Cashew mix, Brownies (although I substituted with chess squares this year), crackers/cheese/sausage, and to drink, punch and pop (or milk for my mother, only she would drink milk with turkey!!)
So, anyway, that is our massive menu. We always have a massive amount of food left over, and divvy it out amongst the families represented. Yummm!!
It is Saturday now, and I can’t believe how the weekend has flown by! Tomorrow afternoon, when Scott doesn’t have to work, we’ll go buy our Christmas tree (Yes, we do a REAL tree!) and spend the afternoon and evening decorating, listening to Christmas Carols and sipping hot chocolate. Pizza for dinner, and just a funny family time! Will probably top it off with a festive holiday movie! Fun stuff!!
Soooo… what is everyone else doing this wonderful Thanksgiving weekend??