A Thanksgiving menu should be full of your favorites. New and old favorites. Something for everyone. Plenty of food with enough leftovers for the weekend to follow. This year an end to an era has come. For the first time in many years I will be a guest for this holiday. I am excited about the torch being passed, on the other hand this is a life changing holiday for me. With children in our families growing to become adults, marrying and moving away our Thanksgiving holiday is changing. I’m thinking I won’t be cooking a big Thanksgiving dinner again until my Son and his family come out for a visit. Not to say I won’t be assisting others, new and probably younger cooks around me….and that’s the way it should be.
I’m glad that I had a number of weeks before this current Thanksgiving to compile, write and prepare my favorite dishes. Blogging is a wonderful way of documenting my recipes for my Son, Daughter-in-Law, future grandchildren and my niece. A legacy of food that can be enjoyed for years to come.
The following photos are menu items that you could have traditionally counted on when spending Thanksgiving with us. Sometimes we would have as few as 9 and as many as 24 guest. For me the key is everyone gets a plate full with plenty of leftovers for seconds, late snacks and meals for the days to come.
So…here it is…. My Thanksgiving Feast.