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Question of the Week - Thanksgiving Dishes

Well, people, things have been busy round here. Very busy. The Pumpkin is recovering from her surgery and doing better now. The Pookie is in a clingy-and-only-mama-will-do phase (is it a phase if it's all the time since birth?). Work is crazy busy. Thanksgiving is tomorrow. And I'd like to spend a little time with my husband. Unfortunatly, that means that the 3 posts I'm in the middle of writing, including the one about the Pumpkin's surgery, are simply not getting finished.

Even though I don't have a chance to finish those, I at least want to hear from my bloggy friends! Considering tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the US, this week's question of the week is:

What is your favorite dish at Thanksgiving/family holiday dinners?

Since I know not everyone is in the US and celebrating Thanksgiving, I thought I'd make the question more general. Feel free to answer about any holiday you'd like, or multiple holidays.

My favorite dishes are the pies. Of course. I have a crazy sweet tooth, and I especially love pies and pastries. I make a delicious apple pie and pecan pie, and I'll be making the apple pie for Thanksgiving and likely for Christmas too. I've stopped making the pecan pie because of the concern of pecans having cross-contamination with peanuts, but at least I can enjoy eating them when others make them!

I also love the cranberry relish my mom makes for every holiday dinner, which I also make some years especially for the holidays we have at my inlaws, since they'd never had it before but really enjoy it when I make it. And I LOVE my husband's mashed sweet potatoes! They are even better than his regular mashed potatoes! I insist he make them for the holidays we are at my parents, because I just can't get enough of them!

How about you? What is your favorite holiday dish to eat and/or make? What do you look forward to every year? Who makes the best mashed potatoes in your family? Who's planning to pig out on turkey and stuffing tomorrow like I am? Just save room for pie!


Becoming Mommy said…
stuffing and pie. then i race around on a sugar high. I usually make the vegetable sides, despite being the carnivore. I always change up the menu.
hush said…
DH is a fantastic cook and he handles the whole Thanksgiving meal. My cooking frankly sucks, but I do a mean sweet potato casserole with marshmallows on top, and green bean casserole made with the can of cream of mushroom soup.... don't hate, FoodNetwork watchers. I know, icky 1950s midwestern fare there.. but it is just something I have to do. And Kost-co makes a great pumpkin pie in a pinch.
Melba said…
All of it. Oh how I love a good turkey dinner. The turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, all swimming in gravy. Homemade cranberry sauce (none of that canned stuff). My mom's mashed turnips (the only time of year I eat turnips) smothered in butter. Pumpkin pie with whipped cream.

I'm drooling. And I already had my Thanksgiving dinner last month!
Charisse said…
stuffing! with sausage. and I'm really grooving on my spiced pecans right now, they are so good I'm not sure how many will be left tomorrow. and of course pie. I always have pumpkin, apple, and pecan. I will be cooking and eating myself senseless and letting somebody else do the dishes!

Happy thanksgiving!
geeks in rome said…
stuffing!!! with loads of Bell's Seasonings, which I bought tons of when I was home this summer.

I am so glad Pumpkin's surgery went well. It will be great to see the results and have all those problems disappear!!

Happy T-day!!
Zenmoo said…
Well - I had a great meal on Thanksgiving - but it was my husbands birthday dinner! Delish Spanish fare and my first dinner out with out the baby. It's only taken 10 months.

Our Christmas holiday tradition is baking! We have a family day making and decorating gingerbread cookies. Everyone gets one with their name on and we do trees and stars and camels. Last year I think we made 155 cookies. In one day... It's a lot of sugar.

I also do mince pies with a special ground almond pastry - although I draw the line at making my own fruit mince. Oh and a sausage, sage and apple stuffing
Cloud said…
It is the stuffing for me, too.

Frankly, I could be perfectly happy to have the meal without the turkey= I just do the turkey because everyone else wants it!

My husband is recovering from a tummy bug (the same one that got Petunia last weekend), so he wasn't able to help in the kitchen at all yesterday. I had to do it all myself. I've told him that Christmas dinner is all him!
mom2boy said…
Stuffing and cranberry sauce! And pumpkin pie. Mmmm, yum! I love pecan pie, too. It's a toss up between the two. Pecan pie and green bean casserole (yes, the kind with cream of mushroom soup) were always my mom's contributions to thanksgiving at my aunt's house when I was growing up.

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