What do you love to have for your family's Thanksgiving meal?

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  1. silverspoon65

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    That's how I felt when I made pretzel salad for the first time up here this year. Pretzel salad is a staple at every summer bbq I have been too, and most other potlucks too. But when I made it up here, everyone was like, what is this? It's so good! lol. I couldn't believe they had never had it before.
     
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    I think someone last year pointed out that dressing is made outside of the bird and stuffing is what is cooked inside of the bird?

    There are a few things that I always make like my own cranberry sauce and spicy cranberry meatballs. I like to try a new sidedish every year. This year I will add another one (I found recipes for a butternut squash dish and a sweet onion and potato gratin) but not sure if we will have a big dinner to go to since hubby is working.
     
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    TeacherNY can I have you spicy cranberry meatball recipe?
     
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    Me too!
     
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    It's pretty easy. You just take mini meatballs (you can make your own or use frozen. I make my own turkey meatballs. In a pan you add a can of jellied cranberry sauce, a small bottle of hot sauce (I add half a bottle then adjust later), spices such as cumin, salt, cayenne and pepper. It depends on how hot you like it. I usually add more cumin and less cayenne. Cook the sauce until the cranberry sauce is broken down and smooth and you can add more hot sauce if it looks too thick. THen add the meatballs and let them cook ni the sauce for a bit.
     
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    Thanks so much. We are seeing my family the night before Thanksgiving and my husbands the day after. I will be making these!
     
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    breaded asparagus! It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it :)
     
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    all this food talk is making me hungry!
     
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    we have:
    Turkey
    Stuffing
    Homemade Gravy
    my great grandmas Homemade Cranberry Relish(my dad and I make it together every year)
    green bean casserole
    corn casserole
    mashed potatos
    sweet potatos with marshmallows
    mac and cheese(for the kids)
    strawberry fluff (strawberries, crushed pineapple, cool whip, strawberry yogurt and vanilla pudding mix! so good!)
    pumpkin pie
    chocolate pie
    dinner rolls
     
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    Me too. Next weekend I am thinking of doing some "practice" dishes LOL
     
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    Im having Thanksgiving this year so I want to try some different things! This is the first big holiday in my own home :) To bad its so far from my family, it would be nice to have them all here.

    I will be making the turkey, my moms stuffing, homemade rolls and a dessert(still not sure what). Others are bringing the mashed potatos, a veggie, pumpkin pie and appetizers.
     
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    I posted earlier that we eat a very traditional menu at my Grandma's that is the exact same every year and that's why I love it.

    Well BF and I decided to have his mom and aunt and uncle and my parents and sister for a pre T-Day on Sunday. We are excited that we are going to try some new dishes. Our menu:

    Homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli with a sage brown butter sauce
    Corn pudding
    Veggie tray
    Sauteed Brussels sprouts
    Three Bean salad and potato filling (his aunt)
    Sweet potatoes (his mom)
    Rolls (my mom)
    Orange Bourbon Pecan Pie
    Spritz Cookies
     
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    "Homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli with a sage brown butter sauce"

    Recipe please!
     
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