It’s only a week until Thanksgiving! Like most of you, I’m planning dinner, getting supplies in, checking linens, cleaning house, and generally planning for guests and lots of food, food, food!
This year I will be having dinner early, because of scheduling difficulties with my SIL’s family (don’t ask), so that is a bump in the road, and more planning and prepping, but we will persevere!
I usually mix things up for the holidays – trying at least one new thing every year, and my cranberry sauce varies with my mood. I may try Menagerie’s Derby Pie this year as one dessert!
I have a vegetarian for dinner every year too, so I try to include things that he will like. It’s my grandson now, but we used to always have a friend visit who was vegetarian, so I’ve been doing that for many years.
One thing the kids like is Jiffy corn pudding (super easy and “Jiffy” to make), and we always have sparkling cider for them to drink, served in wine glasses, of course. They just moved up from plastic wine glasses to glass two years ago. The oldest is 18 now, and in his first year at college, and the younger grandson celebrates his birthday on Thanksgiving weekend – 15 this year. They are both taller than all of us – over 6′. Shouldn’t really be calling them “kids” any more, I guess.
I know by now that most of you love to cook, and have your favorite, dependable, recipes that are crowd pleasers.
Since we come from various backgrounds, and different parts of the country, there will be lots of good food to consider!
P.S.: Don’t forget the cocktails! And bread. And dessert.