Last year for Thanksgiving we had a before-noon open house with a brunch menu for any friends that wanted to stop by.
This year we planning a sit-down mid-afternoon dinner for 6 or 8 people. Last Christmas we had dinner for 6 and it was just about perfect.
If it becomes more people than that then we’ll serve and eat buffet-style.
If we serve a buffet we’ll set it up in the kitchen and eat at the dining room table.
I get a turkey from work around the 18th of November so turkey will definitely be on the menu. I like to make plenty of side dishes so I won’t have to actually cook for the rest of the weekend.
Here’s the menu:
- Turkey with dressing and cranberry sauce
- Candied sweet potatoes
- Mashed potatoes and gravy
- Cauliflower with cheese sauce
- Roasted Brussels sprouts
- Peas and carrots
- Good bread
- Pumpkin custard with whipped cream
I’ll probably need some light hors d’oeuvres before dinner starts. I don’t want anyone to come to table unhungry.
My next steps are to invite people, then to make a comprehensive grocery list and check the local flyers for good sales.
I’m going to take D’Arcy’s advice and focus on the dining room. This should be fun.
A special thanks on this Veteran’s Day to all who have served our country to ensure our freedom.
What’re your favorite light hors d’oeuvres?