Well, I did it! I made Thanksgiving dinner!
I know it was a big sacrifice for Mom and Dad to give up their personal Thanksgiving traditions of doing all the cooking to come be teachers for the next generation.
I am so thankful they agreed to this little project. I am very glad to know how to do things “Mom and Dad’s way”.
Our table wasn’t too fancy. I had planned to get out the good china and change the tablecloth. The table looked plenty festive and our everyday dishes were dishwasher safe!
We did use fancy little butter dishes.
Please notice the tiny Thanksgiving table next to the glass of water.
The cheese ring appetizer is one of Chip’s favorite parts of Thanksgiving! When I told him that Mom was going to make the Cheese Ring he panicked! He was afraid it wouldn’t be the right cheese ring. I assured him it would be okay since I had gotten the recipe from her.
He was the first one to test it out. Two thumbs up from the Critic.
Well, here is the feast…
You might have noticed a couple of items on our buffet that were not mentioned in a specific blog post.
Green Bean casserole, Mashed Potatoes and Green Fluff.
I felt obligated to have a green vegetable on our buffet. The green bean casserole recipe can be found here or on the back of the French’s Fried Onion canister.
As far as the mashed potatoes go, I’m pretty plain. Boil some Yukon Gold potatoes. Mash them up. Add butter, milk, salt and pepper to taste. Some folks get all fancy with cream cheese or sour cream or garlic or cheese. Plain is the preferred method at our house.
The green fluff is a MUST HAVE at all our holiday gatherings. It’s just the old Watergate Salad recipe.
Ooo, I can’t forget the bread–giant Sister Shubert rolls! They are the best for leftover turkey sandwiches.
How do you like my buttering method-rub a stick of cold butter on top of the rolls right after the come out of the oven.
Katie was trying to take pictures for me. For some reason she was not able to see anything on the camera. Mashed potatoes will do that to ya.
Guess who LOVES rolls?!
What a feast!
Don’t forget dessert. I had to try half a piece of each pie.
Some folks chose to have their sparkling grape juice with dinner, others with dessert.
We gobbled ’til we wobbled!
Thanksgiving naps are the best!
In case you missed the Thanksgiving 101 series, here are all the posts. You can also find them by clicking on the This and That tab at the top of the page.
- Thanksgiving 101: The Pies
- Thanksgiving 101: The Bird
- Thanksgiving 101: The Cranberries
- Thanksgiving 101: The Dressing
- Thanksgiving 101: The Cushaw