prasantrin Posted September 30, 2021 Share Posted September 30, 2021 Yeah, it's early for a TG discussion for everyone else, but mine is 12 days away and I need help! For the first time in years, I'm having Thanksgiving with people other than my mother. I offered to cook, but I'll be in someone else's kitchen, so I'm planning to keep things very very simple. There are only 5 of us, and it's all family, so it's not going to be formal in any way. I have an idea of what I'm going to make, and the menu v.1 is: Rib roast Roasted brussels sprouts leaves (maybe with pumpkin seeds and dried figs, and I might just halve /the sprouts, but I really do prefer just the leaves) Green beans and mushrooms (and maybe carrots) with thyme or dill sweet potato casserole (made by someone else) Mashed potatoes (my uncle likes them) Gravy Nam pla prik Cranberry sauce (we probably won't eat it with the rib roast, but I'm planning on using it for chicken salad sandwiches after) Macaroni salad (maybe, made by someone else) Maybe Yorkshire puddings (made by presidents choice lol. It seems easy to make, but I've never made it before and my oven space will be limited. So will my baking pans, as my aunt has none). Apple crisp, maybe with not homemade ice cream What am I missing? Should I add a green salad? Or a spinach gratin? Or maybe some roasted broccoli? Or some kind of tomato salad? Or roasted zucchini? I also have no appetizers. Maybe I'll use the spot prawns I ordered and make gambas al ajillo served with some French bread. Or my mom will make spanakopita or I'll make sausage rolls, but maybe not. Or we might just put out a bowl of tortilla chips and make some pico de gallo. I'd be fine with that. I'm hoping to freeze lots of leftovers - one aunt lives on her own, and rarely cooks. And the other aunt and her husband also never cook anymore. They're all in their 70s, so it'll be nice to leave them with some pre-packed meals to freeze. So it's better to have too much food, I think. Suggestions are welcome! Preferably simple ones that freeze well, please! Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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