We will probably have around 20 people for Thanksgiving dinner. I'm not yet sure specifically what people will be contributing, but judging from previous years it will probably be:
Herbed Sweet Potatoes
perhaps fresh homemade rolls,
and for dessert an assortment of pies and cookies including but not limited to:
Chocolate Pudding Pie,
Chocolate Chip Cookies.
All ready to be topped off with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
oh, and GALLONS of apple cider from the orchard. That's my family's tradition, Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only times we buy it and everyone loves it.
It's a big meal. We eat it early so that we can eat it again later. Everything gets made from scratch with the exception of the stuffing. So far the majority prefers StoveTop
Oh well, one less thing to slave over. (oh, and the ice cream, that I buy also)
And for breakfast my DH's family has a tradition of making teddy bear shaped pancakes and decorating them with M&Ms on thanksgiving morning. We went to his parent's the past few years to participate (even before we had children
) but since we are hosting this year we will make our own shaped pancakes. It's a lot of fun and a special treat for the kids. (and mommy