Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tis the season to...

COOK!! In case you haven't looked at a calendar lately (or don't happen to be from the US) Thursday is Thanksgiving. My food shopping is done and tomorrow I start to do some cooking and prepping. It will be our little family plus two cadets from Lackland AFB,our nephew Gabriel and his friend, Mark. Operation Homecook I think this is something we will participate with in the future too.

Menu:

cheese and crackers
Black Bean Salsa and other jarred salsas
chips
Spinach Dip
Veggie tray

Turkey
stuffing (sausage and apple)
Green beans with bacon vinegarette
green salad
Rolls
Cranberry relish
Sunshine Salad
Mashed potatoes
sweet potatoes
shells and cheese (don't ask, the kids always beg for it)

Pumpkin pie
apple pie
Pumpkin cheesecake

I think that is it.
I am cheating a little, well a lot. My turkey is HEB Fully Cooked. The kids liked it last year when I was too sick to do Thanksgiving. It isn't 'purist' but it frees up time and trouble and tastes fine.

4 comments:

The Other Katie said...

Yay! I can't wait! It's making me hungry now.

I thought you were making pecan pie too...??? I don't care that much, I'll probably just have cheesecake anyways, but I'm sorta confused. What are the pecans for?

Liesl said...

Mmmmm! Sounds delicious! And I get the shells and cheese thing - no meal is complete without macaroni and cheese over here :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Karen said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Real Katie said...

yummo! Have a Happy Turkey Day!

And, I tagged you for an award on my blog!