Fancy Friday ~ Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving Feast is a favorite meal at our table. Every year, my husband and I sit down and plan out our menu.  There are certain dishes that are always featured, like roasted root vegetables, but there are inevitably new additions to the menu.

I remember as a kid the retro Thanksgiving menu my grandmother laid out.  I think I might add Ambrosia salad on this year just for kicks.  But, maybe I’ll use a modern twist on this dish.

Our turkey glaze and preparation changes year to year. One year, Devon smoked the turkey on the grill. I remember that year, because it was the same year we waited until our whole family was seated to share with them the news we were expecting our second son.  I have to admit, the smells were a bit overpowering that year.

One year, we made a 30 lb. turkey in honor of “the baby” we had in Italy.

Thanksgiving Menu 2008

Last year, we added Parker House rolls to the menu.  I’m not really sure why we’ve never added them before! They were flaky and buttery and melt-in-your-mouth, good.

Parker House Rolls~Thanksgiving 2010 Menu

This year we are still gathering recipes, old and new (and sharing some with the A Holiday Haven Thanksgiving party too!) We’d love to hear from you! What is on your Thanksgiving Menu this year?  Do you have a traditional, every year type menu or do you change it up?


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