11.25.2008

Thanksgiving Holiday!

I loveee food. I love to eat, and thankfully my body still allows me to eat the things I want...but I'm sure this won't last long! So I have put together my family's Thanksgiving menu (it's pretty traditional):

Turkey
Stuffing (my favorite part!)
Green beans
Homemade bread
Cranberries (from the can)
Mashed potatoes
Banana nut bread (for breakfast)
Wine
Tea
Pecan, Cherry and Pumpkin Pie (usually frozen)
Fudge - recipe on the back of the marshmellow container

This all sounds pretty normal, I'm sure. I love the meal my mom makes and have loved it all 21 years I have been around. But when I start cooking for my own family I will do a couple of things differently (except for the stuffing - I will NEVER change that):
  1. Mom doesn't brine or season the turkey with anything except salt and pepper. I want to go all out with mine and brine it the night before. Also I will flavor it by putting onions, celery, carrots and lemon inside. Who knows - I'll find something besides plain old S&P.
  2. I will make homemade cranberries from frozen whole cranberries and orange juice/zest.
  3. All pies will be homemade.
  4. Homemade bread will not be made from a mix in the bread maker, but by hand and cooked in the oven.

If you can't tell - I like things homemade...not semi-homemade or from a can/box/container. I would love to implement these things into this year's Thanksgiving meal, but I might hurt my mom's feelings. So I'll just have to wait until I get a family of my own to try them out.

What do you cook on Thanksgiving? What is your favorite part? Or do you cook something out of the ordinary?

4 comments:

Auburn Kat said...

OK! I'm hungry!!! =)

Auburn Kat said...

BTW, my favorite TV show - Young and the Restless! I'm a sucker for it!

Ashley said...

Mmm, homemade cranberry sauce is SO much better.

Enjoy!

HG said...

you're so sweet to not want to hurt your mama's feelings! i don't much like thanksgiving meal (i know, it's weird) but if i had to pick my favorite thing would probably be the deviled eggs!