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Thanksgiving 2017

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  • oldfortoldfort Registered User Posts: 21,160 Senior Member
    D1 is hosting 3rd year in a row. She goes all out for Thanksgiving. I will be making apple pies and bringing appetizers. Their dad is not coming because he doesn't want to come without his girlfriend. I invited my good friend's 2 adult children to come because she lives very far away and her ex-husband (local) doesn't want to have his kids over with his new family. My kids and her kids grew up together, so it will be fun. My mother will be there too.

    On Friday we are driving to the FSIL hometown for D1's bridal shower. I am looking forward to it. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
  • bookwormbookworm Registered User Posts: 7,839 Senior Member
    Fall girl, would you kindly repost th corn recipe?
  • lookingforwardlookingforward Registered User Posts: 25,292 Senior Member
    Let's face it. It's the only holiday devoted to eating.
  • oldfortoldfort Registered User Posts: 21,160 Senior Member
    No pressure of gift giving.
  • abasketabasket Registered User Posts: 16,916 Senior Member
    OMG, I want that pear/bacon salad - I almost feel like I've had it before...looks amazing! Some family members would turn their noses up at the cheese though (sigh...) but I could always set the cheese aside to be added.

    I can't wait for pecan pie. :)

    We go my brothers house about 45 mins from our home. Our mom, his family and mine. Sometimes one or two of SIL's sibs. We haven't discussed a menu yet but I am always required to bring the hot pineapple casserole I've mentioned on CC many times. It's easy and is delicious. But I usually also try to bring a salad and sometimes a bread item - like pumpkin bread or muffins - though my family was all over the garlic/parm bread loaves from Costco at another family gathering...I'm tempted to just bring that and slice it fresh!
  • lookingforwardlookingforward Registered User Posts: 25,292 Senior Member
    edited November 2017
    There's always this: buy a crusty boule, do the deep (ish) criss-cross slices across the top, stuff in your butter, garlic (or garlic butter,) your choice of cheese, and bake about 15 mins, to make it all gooey and steamy. (I think I last saw this from Pioneer Woman. You can bet I can't put that on the table.)

    Or, with a nod to Consolation, make this, from the other thread, then go to town on it, but grate your own cheese: http://www.simplysogood.com/2010/03/crusty-bread.html

    ;)
  • abasketabasket Registered User Posts: 16,916 Senior Member
    @lookingforward , I just pinned this crusty boule today from one of my favorite bloggers.....I mean....this would be delicious ANYTIME....holiday, super bowl party, etc. I will make this!
    http://joythebaker.com/2016/12/mediterranean-pull-apart-bread/
  • QuantMechQuantMech Registered User Posts: 7,453 Senior Member
    Sorry to hear about your cousin, emilybee #11. I can understand someone being unhappy if she has planned an event and a lot of people can't come. But "poor attendance"? Really? Was this an invitation to a family gathering, or a report card? :)
  • swimcatsmomswimcatsmom Registered User Posts: 15,711 Senior Member
    edited November 2017
    My SIL and my daughter hosted the first year they bought their house and got elected permanent hosts (by his Mom). It works out well - both sides of the family come including his Mom and his dad and stepmom. He smokes a turkey (he's a very good cook), D does the drinks, the rest of us bring sides and dessert (I have been permanently assigned mashed potatoes and pumpkin cheesecake - for some reason my daughter loves my mashed potatoes and says they don't turn out the same when she makes them - I haven't tried quite the amount of butter in the earlier post but might!).

    SIL works Thanksgiving day so it will be on a different day (Saturday maybe). We are going to go to a casino thanksgiving buffet on the actual day with our daughter.
  • sryrstresssryrstress Registered User Posts: 2,368 Senior Member
    Yes...! DIL said she's hosting. We also do our side and her side of the family. So 4 generations on each side. Her family is lots more talkative and lively than ours--it's fun! My mom was never into Thanksgiving. It was always sort of depressing with the 4 of us and no festivities.

    The only really cool thing I ever did for Thanksgiving was the year my kids and I grew and made everything ourselves, including the turkey. That was one to remember :)
  • swimcatsmomswimcatsmom Registered User Posts: 15,711 Senior Member
    @abasket That bread in post 52 looks amazing. I could just have that for a meal!
  • missbwith2boysmissbwith2boys Registered User Posts: 392 Member
    I usually host Thanksgiving and Christmas since I have the largest dining room. My two siblings have smaller dining rooms.

    But... my niece has decided to host this year. I’m thrilled. She’ll have tons of help from her mom (I get the impression that niece doesn’t cook much). She’s renting tables. I’m sure I’ll be asked to bring a side or dessert and I’m happy to do just that.

    The holiday dinners were getting a bit too unwieldy in size as folks marry and have kids. We’ve shifted over to a rotating Christmas brunch and then dinner with our own families. The youngsters can take over thanksgiving.

    I will still have to cook a turkey breast since my kids want leftovers for the few days they’ll be in town from college.
  • sabaraysabaray Registered User Posts: 6,569 Senior Member
    That corn casserole is seriously delicious!
  • abasketabasket Registered User Posts: 16,916 Senior Member
    Darn, my SIL always makes a corn casserole...which I don't really care for...it's kind of custard-like - I want to try @FallGirl recipe!!!
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