thanks giving dinner help!!!!!

United States
November 15, 2006 10:36am CST
I am in charge of cooking for thanks giving this year. just for a small family. i am nervous because i know how much ppl expect for dinner on that day. I am a very good cook but i want some ideas from all of you if you have any. thanks alot
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Usually we do ham,turkey,potato salad,coleslaw,green beans,baked beans,augratin potatoes with mixed vegetables and cheedar cheese in them,mashed potatoes,macaroni salad,rolls,cranberry sauce,stuffing,deviled eggs,pies,cheesecakes,cupcakes,teas,pops,koolaids,I have a very big family and they are all big eaters and they like to take home leftovers well good luck and i hope that everything turns out ok.. you'll do fine...It is easier to start making things a day or two ahead of time though stuff that will last like the desserts and i make my cole salws and potatoe and macaroni salad and deviled eggs,baked beans, all the night before so on the all thats left is the turkey and ham and greens beans and stuffing etc.. and it will make everything way easier on you on the big day...Good luck i know you can do this and maybe ask a family memeber or friend to give you a hand
• United States
15 Nov 06
thanks for the ideas!!!! and i will ask for a hand. take care.
@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
15 Nov 06
As scary as it sounds, the most difficult part is timing everything right so they're all done about the same time. I'm cooking this year as well, we like overs for turkey soup, turkey casserole, turkey sandwiches, etc. so will end up with a larger turkey. Those are easy, most have those little thermometers that pop out when it's done. Also check the Butterball web site, should have more info on cooking times and other ideas as well. We all love garlic, so I'll probably baste & inject the turkey with a garlic butter solution. Also having stuffing, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, candied yams, corn on the cob, green bean casserole, steamed carrots, my daughter likes the can of cranberries, but I'm also going to make this cranberry jelly/sauce. Has the recipe on the package in the produce section at store, involves orange peels I think, kind of a sweet/sour mix, very good. I also have a bread machine, gonna make some Hawaiian sweet bread, having pumpkin pie, and I'll probably make a blueberry pie as well. Think that's it, probably add a last minute item or two later lol. Good luck, and I'm sure it'll all turn out fine for you!! Just be sure to remove the inside package from the turkey before cooking :)
• United States
15 Nov 06
thanks, I was thinking of cooking a ham but now am thinking of turkey again. I hate cranberry and sweet yams or sweet potatoes so i know i wont eat any so i prob wont make any unless someone requests it. the corn on cob sounds good as does the greenbean casarole. I'll think about carrots. thanks for responding to my question.. have a nice day :)