Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up

by Elizabeth on November 15, 2011 · 12 comments

in holidays, recipes

Um, am I the only person who looked at the calendar and freaked out because Thanksgiving is next week?  NEXT. WEEK.  How did that happen?  Didn’t November just begin?

No matter what month my brain is stuck in, Thanksgiving is upon us which means it’s time to seriously consider the most most important menu of the year.  Do you have your menu ready to go?  Is your family traditional or do you try new things every year?

My family eats Thanksgiving at my aunt’s house.  She makes the turkey, the dressing, and usually a side dish or two, and everyone brings something.  I’m bringing dessert and rolls, naturally.  Honestly, I could just eat turkey, my grandmother’s yellow gravy, and rolls and be perfectly happy.  And maybe some sweet potato casserole.  And some macaroni and cheese.  And maybe something sweet…

For those of us who forgot it’s November or those of us who need a little help figuring out what’s going on the table this year, I’m here to help.  Below are links to some of my family’s favorite holiday dishes – you know the ones that HAVE to appear on the table or someone (probably me) is going to flip out.

My favorites for Thanksgiving include:

Sweet Potato Casserole

Macaroni and Cheese

Corn Casserole

Golden Pull Apart Rolls

Pumpkin Cobbler 

And a little something to make with all those turkey leftovers…Turkey Divan

And, because I want to know what you are making this Thanksgiving, I’m hosting a link up!  Be sure to link your family’s favorite Thanksgiving recipe(s).  I can’t wait to see all your delicious recipes!!

This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday and These Chicks Cooked


{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Christine November 15, 2011 at 8:12 am

I just realized that I have NONE of my Thanksgiving recipes written up on my blog! 🙁 So sad! Guess I have a lot of blogging to do next week! 🙂


2 Shauna@Satori Design for Living November 15, 2011 at 8:16 am

Thanks for hosting. I cannot wait to see what others post- yum!


3 Molly November 15, 2011 at 8:24 am

Oooh, pumpkin cobbler! That looks yummy.
I have no blog, but we’re hosting my in-laws (and eating in camp chairs because we don’t have a table – we live in a super small downtown apartment and chose to have a desk instead), so here’s our rough draft of a menu:
– green bean casserole (old school style from the campbells can)
– mashed potatoes
– cornbread casserole (has squash and onions or something – I don’t know, Ryan makes it)
– pecan pie (which, you know, I had to “try out” this past weekend to make sure I could bake it ok. NOMNOMNOM. The pioneer housewife version that will make you cry. Even with store-bought pie crust.)
– brussel sprouts/roasted veggies
– pearl onions if Aldi has them this week
– stuffing

Oh, yum.


4 Ashley Vice November 15, 2011 at 8:27 am

Here are three that we do without fail.

I make these cream cheese and bacon stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer.

This butter spiced apple cider is amazing in front of a fire or out on the porch in the nippy November weather.

John makes two pans of this for our gathering. We cook one that day and refrigerate the other before baking it to make the next day.

So excited to see more recipes I’m looking to add some to my list this year.


5 Elizabeth November 15, 2011 at 11:15 am

I’m totally making the cider ASAP. It sounds delicious.


6 Marilyn November 15, 2011 at 8:50 am

All linked up.. Some yumm,y recipes above.. Thanks for the invite : ))


7 Cate November 15, 2011 at 10:27 am

I’ve never hosted Thanksgiving, but two staples for me are sweet potato casserole (I use my mom’s recipe and it’s almost exactly like yours!) and the pumpkin pie I linked above. Mmm. I’m bringing both of those to Thanksgiving with my in-laws this year, which means I get to eat them twice—with my in-laws and then again at my mom’s house!


8 Elisa November 16, 2011 at 10:10 am

We have an annual family reunion at my aunt’s house. Three things that must be on my plate: ham, potato koogle with bacon bits, and kielbasa!
The cooking starts at least 2 days in advance…


9 Amy @ Feathered Friendsy November 16, 2011 at 11:02 am

linked up! Yay!


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