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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  1. Honestly, I’m not quite sure yet of our Thanksgiving plans, but I’m pretty sure we’re not putting on the spread. I’m going to need something easy to transport…thinking about a new recipe I’ve been wanting to try for pecan chocolate pie bars. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    • Oh! Chocolate and Pecan and Pie? Three of my favorite things! Will you be sharing the recipe? I’d love to try it.

  2. So this year , I’m all veg and I hope to stay that way. Doing it for health reasons and it is yielding and amazing result Including weight loss. Yay! My friend Bethany who is an avid all veg ( we haven’t been doing pescatarian like my cheating mom lol) decided we are going to a classic stuffed pumpkin . I am not one for turkey anyway but I will miss the stuffed flounder . I am excited to explore a new option and see if it fills me up and satisfies the holida craving for a hearty thanksgiving dinner . Kristin if you can think of some gokd veggie sides please share .
    Here is the recipe for the stuffed pumpkin. Veggies unite! But I’m not gonna lie and say I don’t miss meat, I suppose everything in moderation .

    • I love this Brielle! I may just make it for our table, in honor of you! Definitely try the roasted root vegetables. They more than meet a need!

  3. We will be with family all week and cooking up a storm!! Can’t wait for all of the smells, warmth and laughter 🙂 The menu is still to be determined. Thanks for all of the ideas!

  4. We made Parker house rolls for the first time last Thanksgiving, they were so amazing! They’ve definitely become a new tradition for our table! (For the most part we stick to traditional fare, but we like to add one or two “experiments” each year, it spices things up!).

  5. April @ Angel Foods Kitchen says:

    Hi 🙂 Found you thru Finding Joy In My Kitchen’s blog. Love your site, and shared my Thanksgiving menu as well. What a great blog hop.

  6. The rolls are making me hungry 🙂 lots of great ideas here! I pinned this and tweeted it too. Thank you for sharing your party with mine!


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