Thanksgiving Menu

Far and away, Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite meal to cook all year.  I’ve got my favorites, and I like to try new things once in awhile.  The ghosts of Thanksgiving past include whiskey-roasted carrots (not a fan,) roasted herb yeast rolls (yum! Even though they resulted in me getting a pretty nasty burn on my eatin’ hand,) corn bread stuffing, pumpkin cheesecake pie, and… well, you get the idea.

This year, I’m back in a good-sized kitchen and am excited to cook for a lot of people.  Not the most we’ve ever had, but still a good-sized gathering with 6 adults and 4 kids.

I’m posting the menu and cooking schedule here, mostly for my own joy of seeing it all listed out.  Happy Thanksgiving!


The Main Feast

Turkey, fresh, free range, all natural.  Brined and roasted.

Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Sausage and Apple Dressing

Creamed Corn

Green Bean Casserole

Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes (with marshmallows!)



Cheddar Cheese Ball (delightfully featuring processed foods)

Relish Tray, home-made pickles



Cheddar Apple Pie

Sweet Potato Bourbon Pie

Maple Walnut Pie


Cooking Schedule


Make the pies


Cheese ball

Mushroom sauce for the green bean casserole

Cranberry sauce

Brine the turkey



Roast the turkey

Cook and mash the potatoes

Sweet potato casserole

Whipped cream

Assemble green bean casserole and creamed corn



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