52 Lists Week #46; My Thanksgiving Menu

I just love when our weekly list assignment is something that I have been meaning to get around to figuring out.  When I saw that this week's assignment was to "List your Thanksgiving menu" I thought; Yes! I really need to get that nailed down so I can go get groceries. 

Last year was one of the first years in a very long time that I decided not to host Thanksgiving.  It did not go over well with my family... OK my husband.  He prefers to stay home and have me cook most of the foods since he's partial to my cooking. He's also not super social so he's more comfortable at home.

But after years and years of hosting pretty much every family holiday I went on strike last year and didn't host any.  

It felt SO good to take a break.  Last year I actually enjoyed our holidays!  My mom hosted Thanksgiving and Christmas and we had a wonderful time.  The holidays were so much less stressful that I decided I'm still on strike this year.

It has meant trying to find new holiday traditions and trying out something new here and there.  This year my sister offered to host but with Evan still struggling with tummy issues off and on we decided to enjoy a nice quiet meal at home and we hope to get to my sister's house later in the day for some family time and to share desserts.  Hopefully this will strike the right compromise between being home, seeing family, and not hosting ourselves.  

Which means, that I am once again preparing all of the Thanksgiving foods; but with just the five of us (and two boys who don't really like any Thanksgiving foods) it's still a pretty low- key affair.  

Here are the foods I plan on making/serving:
  • Turkey- stuffed with lemon, rosemary, and onions (just to flavor the meat)
  • Bread Stuffing with carrots, celery, craisins. and pecans
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Crescent rolls
  • Butternut squash
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Either salad or a green vegetable
We'll be heading to my sister's house for dessert which means I only have to make one this year... and I'm having a tough time choosing! 

I'll either bring Apple pie, Tollhouse pie, or this caramel apple lasagna.

Others in this series:

Week #1;Words that Touch My Soul
Week #2: Greatest Comforts
Week #3: Things You Should Be Proud Of
Week #4: Current and Future Goals and Dreams
Week #5: What You Are Grateful For
Week #6: The Ways In Which You Can Love Others
Week #7: The Things That Make You Feel Healthy
Week #8: My Favorite Albums
Week #9: Places I Want to Go
Week #10: The Ways You Cleanse for Spring
Week #11: The Essentials
Week #12: The Things That Feel Like Home
Week #13: The Things I Want to Make
Week #14: My Dream Jobs
Week #15: My Favorite Quotes
Week #16: My Favorite Books
Week #17: The People I Admire
Week #18: The Ways That I am Energized 
Week #19: The Things I Want to be Known for
Week #20: My Summer Goals
Week #21: My Favorite Snacks
Week #22: The Things That Keep Me Up At Night
Week #23: My Pet Peeves
Week #24:  My Happiest Moments
Week #25: My Favorite Meals
Week #26: The Things I Carry In my Purse
Week #27: Trials that Make Me Better
Week #28: Things and Places That Make Me Feel Safe
Week #29: My Favorite Games
Week #30: The Sports I Watch or Play
Week #31: My August To Do List
Week #32: My Favorite Scents 
Week #33: My Favorite Places to Eat
Week #34: Random Facts About Me
Week #35: How I'd Spent 1 Million Dollars
Week #36: Autumn Bucket List 
Week #37: My Favorite Places to Shop
Week #38: Our Family Traditions
Week #39: The Things I Wish For
Week #40: My Daily Routine
Week #41: Make-up week for any we missed
Week #42: When We Are Sick
Week #43: Conversational Favorites
Week #44: My November To Do List
Week #45: My Gratitude List 


  1. Love your list and the compromise you have for having time at home and having family time. And that Caramel Apple Lasagna looks like a fun dessert to try!

    1. Thank you! I can't wait to try that apple lasagna; it sounds so good.

  2. Sounds good. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  3. We don't have family close by, so it is just us every year and I cook every year, but it would be nice to be able to go somewhere else for a change... except, then there wouldn't be all the leftovers... hmmm. :)

    Enjoy and have a blessed Thanksgiving. :)

    1. I found that I ended up cooking us a second thanksgiving last year just because we didn't have any leftovers after going to my moms. Plus a few dishes we liked hadn't been included. We have quite a few traditional dishes we make with all of our leftovers and it just didn't feel like thanksgiving without them. Have a happy Thanksgiving.


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