Please post your Thanksgiving menu!

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by alblancher, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Going to the inlaws again this year and need to bring something.   I like to push the envelope a bit when bringing side items so I am looking for new ideas.  You can help me out by letting us know what you are having for dinner.

    I already decided to bring BamaFan's Cole Slaw

    Looks like the rest of the menu is pretty traditonal

    Baked Turkey

    Oyster Dressing

    Mac and Cheese


  2. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    On our menu so far:

    2 turkeys
    2 dressings/stuffings (1 cornbread, 1 regular--Joel's grandmother's recipe)
    Candied sweet potatoes
    Mashed potatoes (still not sure if plain buttermilk or garlic mashed potatoes)
    2 pumpkin pies
    1 green tomato apple pie
    1 lemon chiffon pie
    Home made cranberry relish
    2 different kinds of gravy (one homemade, one mushroom something gluten-free from Whole Foods)
    Challah bread

    Smoked no-boil mac and cheese

    What I know others are bringing:
    Loaded potato salad (with cheese, bacon, etc.)
    Multi-bean casserole
  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sound like a feast Joel,  wish I was closer
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Baked Turkey ( Because one of our guests does not like anything smoked)

    Mashed Taters with roasted garlic and Boursin Cheese ( one plain on for the same person)

    Two Gravies one with Giblets and one without (you guessed it )

    Mushroom Bread Pudding

    2 Dressings - 1 Cornbread Andouille and one with Turkey sausage ( yup her again)

    Green Beans steamed and wrapped in Bacon with Parmesan Butter 

    Homemade Sourdough Rolls 

    Apple Crisp

    Miniature Pumpkin Cheescakes
  5. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Smoked Bone-In Prime Rib

    Smoked Turkey Breast

    Twice Baked Taters

    Caprese(Thanks Scar!)


    Apple Pie and Ice Cream for Desert

  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Smoked Turkey


    Mashed potatoes


    Green Bean casserole

    Pies, Pumpkin, Apple, Pecan

    Sour Cream Raisin Bars


    Sweet Potatoes with marsh mellows on top



    There could be more but I'm not sure
  7. lexoutlaw

    lexoutlaw Smoke Blower

    doing a potluck style.....but

    i am doing......

    2 deep fried turkeys

    fried stuffing balls, great little appetizers(since fryer will be out)

    home-made pumpkin cheesecake
  8. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    That's it,

    I made up my mind,

    I'm cooking dinner Sunday for the two of us using your ideas, 

    Sure sounds like some great eats going on this holiday.
  9. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Im doing smoked Turkey Breast.

    There will be all of the normal fixins too.
    Greenbean casserole
    mashed taters

    I also might smoke some salmon for the big event.
  10. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Al, morning.... I would love to help you out here... Turkey, stuffing, Hubbard Squash pie w/pecans, jello/cranberry salad, and as for the rest, I am not on the need to know list....

    I know there is more 'cause I been going to the grocery for a week gettin' the stuff... And I know there will be lots of leftovers...

    (keep me in the dark and......stay out of my kitchen)

  11. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Crawfish Dressing Recipe

    12 servings

    2 hours 30 min prep

    2 cups buttermilk self-rising white cornmeal mix (I get it at Wal-Mart)

    1/2 cup flour

    1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

    1 egg, lightly beaten

    2 cups buttermilk

    10 tablespoons butter or margarine

    1 onion, finely chopped

    2 small green peppers, finely chopped

    1 lb crawfish tails (frozen, cooked, peeled, thawed)

    2 cups chicken broth

    2 eggs, lightly beaten

    1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

    1 teaspoon white pepper

    1 teaspoon red peppers or cayenne

    1 teaspoon black pepper

    Grease a 9" oven-proof skillet (preferably cast-iron) and heat it in the oven at 450 degrees for 5 minutes.

    Combine the first 5 ingredients listed above to make the cornbread.

    Pour into hot prepared skillet, and bake at 450 for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

    Set aside.

    Preheat oven to 350, and lightly grease a 9x13" baking dish.

    Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

    Add the onion and bell pepper, and cook until tender, 4-5 minutes.

    Crumble the cornbread into a large bowl.

    Add the cooked vegetables, and all remaining ingredients and stir until moistened.

    Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 1 hr., or until firm and golden brown
  12. larrym

    larrym Meat Mopper

    Lets see,, for meat,, going to do a 12#  turkey on the horizontal rotiserrie and a 10# in the smoker with maple/cherry pellets.  There will also be a baked ham with pinapple glaze.  Mashed taters, oyster dressing, garlic bread dressing, fried taters, green beans with bacon,, slow simmered,, some cold shrimp n cocktail sauce,, my favorite snack :)  Sweet corn cooked with heavy cream n butter, standard dressing too for those that like it,, both with onions and a batch without.  Devil'd eggs, cheese/sausage tray for snacking.  Mother n Law always cooks a homemade pumpkin pie and chocolate pie.  Plenty of Pillsbury crescants and buiscuits.  Cousin n law is going to boil up some chickens for broth and have meat mixed with onions n mushrooms, she says simmered for an hour in a big fry pan.  Broth ofc to be used to pour over anything that gets cold quick.  Granddaughter is going to make a ice cream sandwhich desert,, basically,, layers of ice cream sandwhiches,, covered with cool whip, fudge sauce n peanuts.  It is easy and everyone loves it.  Aunt is going too bring a gooseberry/rhubarb pie and a chocolate sheet cake.  It is always a big reunion for Thanksgiving,, wifes family is older but they always go all out and try to pass on recepies to the younger ones.  About 20 expected at Inlaws place,, more then enough food to feed us all, plenty leftovers for later.  And whatever ball games are on tv that I can nap through :)  I am lucky, very lucky that the inlaws are as much as parents to me as my own were. 
  13. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I will be smoking a brisket and taking it to a thanksgiving dinner... Just a little surprise  .......

  14. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    since it's just  Sherrie and I.

    Smofry turkey breast

    cornbread dressing

    rice dressing

    pea salad

    green bean casarole

    cranberry sauce

    fried rolls


    lemon ice box pie

    fruit cake

    pumpkin cheese cake

     sweet tea

    and a NAP!
  15. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Jim isn't coming over Bob? [​IMG]
  16. cycletrash

    cycletrash Meat Mopper

  17. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    Mashed potato's

    Smoked stuffing balls


    cranberry relish.

    green bean casarole

    pumpkin pie
  18. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    The devil himself will be here i'm sure.[​IMG]
  19. Apps-

    deer chili

    little smokeys and meat balls in a sauce

    cheese and crackers


    1 smoked 12lb turkey

    2 12lb injected deep fried turkeys (1 will be super spicy HOT!)

    smoked mac and cheese

    green beans and green bean cas.

    deviled eggs

    corn bread

    garlic mashed taters

    sweet potatoes




    pecan,apple and coconut cream

    and magic cookie bars

    I know Im forgetting sumthin
  20. daddydon

    daddydon Smoke Blower

    Baked turkey

    Cornbread dressing

    baby Lima beans

    cranberry sauce

    turnip greens

    green bean casserole

    giblet gravy

    mashed potatoes

    yeast rolls

     pumpkin pie

    pumpkin cheesecake

     pecan pie

    sweet ice tea

    I'm sure i have left out something...forgive me honey

    sneaking in some smoked pp[​IMG]

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