Frugal Foodie Mama: A Sneak Peek At My Thanksgiving Dinner Spread #MyKindOfHoliday

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Sneak Peek At My Thanksgiving Dinner Spread #MyKindOfHoliday

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.
How gorgeous is this display of Thanksgiving must-haves from Target??  I will take one of each, please. ;)

This will be my second year hosting my family's annual Thanksgiving dinner.  My first year was a little bit of a learning experience.  It was my first time ever roasting an entire turkey by myself.  It turned out well, but I am on a mission to roast the tastiest turkey ever this year.  
Last year I shared with you all a little sneak peek of my Thanksgiving dinner spread, so I thought it would be fun to post one again this year.  (And then next year and the year after... wait.  Did I just create a Thanksgiving Day tradition for the blog?  I think I did! ;) )

Okay, first up?  The turkey, of course! 
I am super intrigued by this recipe from Modern Christian Homemaker for a No- Baste, Super Moist Roasted Turkey.  No basting??  I might be giving this one a go this year.  I know I said after last year's dinner that I was just going to roast a whole turkey breast, but there is just something about presenting that whole gorgeous turkey at the dinner table, right? ;) 

I will be employing two slow cookers to make side dishes & keeping the oven free for that turkey...
These Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes from Six Sisters' Stuff will definitely be making an appearance at my Thanksgiving dinner table! 
I am also working on my own recipe for a crock pot corn pudding.  Stay tuned because that one is coming to the blog next week, my friends. ;)
Good ole Stove Top stuffing will also be on my table again this year.  It is the only side dish that my son special requests (ahem... begs for ;) ).

My mother is in charge of bringing her famous homemade mashed potatoes with lots of butter, and she will also be making a delicious Cape Cod Chopped Salad she spied in the November issue of Good Housekeeping.  

I made & canned a batch of my Cinnamon Spiced Apple-Cranberry Jam last fall and still have a jar left.  I love using this instead of traditional cranberry sauce...

One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving dinner is the desserts.  Am I right?  I have had two special requests from the men in my life for this year's sweet treats.
My ever popular and year-round requested go-to no-bake pie recipe...

And this year, a brand new favorite will be joining the dessert table- my Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie that I just posted to the blog yesterday. :) When I made it a couple of weekends ago, it was unanimous that it just had to be baked again by me for Thanksgiving...

If I can happen to get my hands on a pie pumpkin the week of Thanksgiving, I would love to make this gorgeous DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece from Wine & Glue...

Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year?  What tried & true dishes will be making their annual appearance on your table?  Are you adding any new recipes to the menu this year? :)

Need even more Thanksgiving inspiration, ideas, & recipes?  Be sure to check out my Planning the Thanksgiving Spread board on Pinterest...

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