And better yet, I am not hosting any of the dinners, which makes my Thanksgiving prep relatively easy--bring a dish or two to each dinner!
Our family will spend Thanksgiving Day at my parents with all the family gathered, plus fiances and at least one other young family from our church. We will relax, pass the babies around, talk of upcoming weddings, and devour incredible amounts of food. I look forward to spending time in the kitchen with my mom on Thanksgiving Day.
We will inevitably be making:
Sweet Potato Casserole--my childhood favorite! Thanksgiving and Christmas are never without this dish. Also, on holidays the lovely orange 'taters receive the addition of a fabulous sweet/nutty topping (recipe coming soon).
Spinach Souffle--A must have. It's a spinach dish that everyone loves (can't go wrong there!).
Also, this year I'm branching out to try a few *new* Thanksgiving dishes, including:
Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
Depression-Era Pumpkin Pie (Recipe coming soon! It's to die for.)
Pioneer Woman's Pecan Pie
What are the staple Thanksgiving recipes served at your family get-togethers each year?
All this talk of Thanksgiving is making me hungry, which leads me to our menu plan for this week (Thurs and Fri are sure to be my favorite!):
Breakfasts: Homemade Yogurt (just made this for the 1st time with whole milk...sooo good!), cold cereal, granola, smoothies, cream of wheat
Lunches: leftovers, salads
Monday--Spaghetti with Garlic Bread and Salad
Tuesday--Chicken with Olives (a new PW recipe for this week...one I've been wanting to try for some time!)
Thursday--Thanksgiving Dinner with our home group and international students
Friday--Thanksgiving Dinner with our apartment villageSaturday--Pizza Night
We are conducting a dinner-time experiment over the next few days--I'll share it with you on Try New Adventures Thursday!
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Linked to Menu Plan Monday.