What is everyone cooking for Thanksgiving? - page 2

We were lucky enough to get invited to a friend's house this year, so I am making my Jiffy Corn Casserole, a French chocolate silk pie, and a chocolate pecan pie. I always love hearing what everyone... Read More

  1. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from Farawyn
    Tell me about this Apple Cider Sangria...

    I do champagne, mom does Chard, and I get a nice Beaujolais just in case...
    2 cinnamon sticks, plus more for serving
    2 medium apples, thinly sliced (I prefer Honeycrisp)
    1 medium pear, thinly sliced
    1 medium orange, thinly sliced
    ⅔ cup pomegranate seeds
    1 (750 ml) bottle white wine (I suggest a Pinot Grigio)
    2 cups apple cider
    ½ cup brandy
    ¼ cup orange juice
    2 Tablespoons lemon juice
    Club soda, for serving
    Place the cinnamon sticks and fruit into a large pitcher. Add wine, apple cider, brandy, orange juice, and lemon juice. Allow to sit in the refrigerator for 3 – 24 hours (6-8 hours is best!).
    Pour the sangria and fruit into glasses. Add a splash of club soda. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, if desired.
  2. by   Farawyn
    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    2 cinnamon sticks, plus more for serving
    2 medium apples, thinly sliced (I prefer Honeycrisp)
    1 medium pear, thinly sliced
    1 medium orange, thinly sliced
    ⅔ cup pomegranate seeds
    1 (750 ml) bottle white wine (I suggest a Pinot Grigio)
    2 cups apple cider
    ½ cup brandy
    ¼ cup orange juice
    2 Tablespoons lemon juice
    Club soda, for serving
    Place the cinnamon sticks and fruit into a large pitcher. Add wine, apple cider, brandy, orange juice, and lemon juice. Allow to sit in the refrigerator for 3 – 24 hours (6-8 hours is best!).
    Pour the sangria and fruit into glasses. Add a splash of club soda. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, if desired.
    Do you keep the rind on the oranges?
  3. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from Farawyn
    Do you keep the rind on the oranges?
    Yes and then suck on the pieces of oranges later....
  4. by   KeeperOfTheIceRN
    Quote from scuba nurse
    I am hosting, only 10 people, so not too bad. We are having: WINE (my parents will be coming!), turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, homemade stuffing, (Maybe another vegetable...still debating), cranberry sauce (from a can, I love that stuff!), homemade gravy, dinner rolls (the only thing my son will eat), and several pies! I will probably make a cheese and cracker plate to start with while everyone is coming in, and the caramel apple sangria!!
    HA! My son is the same way! But since we're hosting as well, I'll most likely make him a protein he WILL eat....usually in the form of fish sticks or chicken nuggets
  5. by   OhioBPH
    I am vegetarian, and we are attending my husbad's GIANT family Thanksgiving. We are bringing deviled eggs probably, although I'd like to make scalloped potatoes. I will also be bringing a personal serving of vegetarian gravy and meatless "turkey".

    Seriously, its huge. There have been over 70 people every year we have gone. The grandmas make turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and noodles. Every family that comes brings a dish to share.
  6. by   wannabeny
    i just bring the wine.
  7. by   hppygr8ful
    Well I have this crazy Idea to stuff my turkey with sage dressing pulled pork which I smoked last weekend. Talk about a quick trip to the ER! Also will do a home made pumpkin pie from a pumpkin grown in the garden. Roasted Winter vegetables mashed spuds and gravy then a long nap. I have the whole day off work and plan to start early - take several naps and get up an go to work the next day.

    Haven't done much with extended family these past few years as the nuclear family went nuclear over my mother's rewriting her will a couple years ago. Family are circling like vulture to get their piece of the estate and she's not even dead yet!

    Well have a good one.

    Hppy
  8. by   NurseCard
    My husband and I are hosting and cooking for the FIRST time in 22 years of
    being married! We've always either gone to one of our parents' house, or
    gone out to eat.

    Actually, that's not 100% true. I'm now thinking of the year that we had a
    friend of ours over, and had turkey and dressing TV dinners... but this will
    be our first time REALLY cooking a fancy Thanksgiving spread, and cooking
    our own turkey. I plan on having all of the traditional fare; turkey, dressing,
    mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, gravy, cranberry sauce, green
    beans, sweet potato casserole, a couple of pies, plus maybe some potato
    salad for my brother.
  9. by   MrsPacman81
    Sounds good
  10. by   MrsPacman81
    Lol a Christmas story
  11. by   scuba nurse
    Quote from KeeperOfTheIceRN
    HA! My son is the same way! But since we're hosting as well, I'll most likely make him a protein he WILL eat....usually in the form of fish sticks or chicken nuggets
    LOL, mine wont even eat that! It is either pizza (ONLY from a certain pizza place) or maybe a hot dog! Picky kid! He is 12, waiting for that growth spurt when he all of sudden gets hungry and wants to eat!
  12. by   kidzcare
    Quote from hppygr8ful
    Haven't done much with extended family these past few years as the nuclear family went nuclear over my mother's rewriting her will a couple years ago. Family are circling like vulture to get their piece of the estate and she's not even dead yet!
    Yikes. I'm sorry your family is experiencing that.
  13. by   WineRN
    We actually hosted a larger friednsgiving this past weekend with Turkey, stuffing/dressing, all all of the other fixings.

    We rotate familes for holiday, so this year we are with my mom. We make our own wine and beer, and the Mr just finished bottling some of both so we are bringing that up with us. My mom also is famous for saying she doesn't need help, but I always end up making most of the sides once we get into town so that way she can play with the tiny and catch up with the other relatives.

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