This year I am so thankful that my girls are getting big enough to be a great help preparing our Thanksgiving Feast!
Here is this year’s menu (partially for my own reference):
Roasted Turkey from Smockity Frocks
This is similar to the Alton Brown version I usually make except you cook it at 500 degrees the whole time but put water in the pan underneath. I put an onion, apple and fresh herbs (sage, thyme, & rosemary) in the cavity. We roasted a 23 pound bird in 1 1/2 hours & it was so yummy! Crispy skin on the outside & juicy but cooked on the inside!
Cranberry Apple Sausage Dressing from Allrecipes.com
Everyone enjoyed this but it was a little dry. I think next time I will double the broth.
Mashed Potatoes (10lbs)
Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Marshmallows
Green Bean Casserole
1potato made this recipe this year. We made our own white sauce instead of using cream soup and added some sour cream to thicken it up. Then we mixed in greens beans that we boiled for 5 minutes and some fried onions. Baked for 30 minutes at 350.
Butterhorn Rolls from Balancing Bedlam and Beauty
These are a family favorite. We baked 4 dozen rolls and saved the rest to make cinnamon rolls later.
Grandma brought the applesauce and cranberry sauce.
We roasted a pumpkin we grew this year but it didn’t taste very pumpkiny.
I’ll have to post this recipe separately sometime. It is a wonderful recipe that uses 4 pounds of apples in 1 pie. It’s a little extra effort but so worth it!
Apple Cider from my uncle’s apples and my cousin’s apple cider press. YUM!
We had a wonderful day as a family and enjoying the fruits of our labor. We were able to incorporate many things that we grew ourselves and made ourselves!
Thank you Lord for the abundance you have provided for us and the time we had to spend as a family working and enjoying the day together!