Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving, Take II

Guess who's cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? Yup, that would be me.

Remember last year? First my family tried to keep me from cooking anything. Then after much protesting, they put me in charge of heating up frozen corn. And I screwed it up.

Well, my kitchen skills have improved considerably since then. I'm not completely Domestically Deficient, but I'm still a far cry from a Domestic Goddess. Maybe a Domestic Diva? My friends did get me an apron to prove it (Love!). However, since it is the holiday season, I'll be sporting my Cooking Claus apron on Thanksgiving. I digress...

On Thursday we'll be at the cabin with M's family. Then on Saturday it will be Thanksgiving, part II with my family and I'm hosting!

The Menu:
  • Cranberry Brie Bites (appetizer)
  • Italian meats, cheeses and crackers (appetizer)
  • Cinnamon Apple Squash soup
  • Salad -- my mom's contribution
  • Corn Bread Muffins
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Pecan Crunch (a hit last year!)
  • Corn (would stink if I screwed this up... again...)
  • Turkey -- M. is in charge of this!
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Vegetables -- my aunt will be bringing the veggies
  • Pumpkin Log
  • Apple Pie -- another mom contribution
  • Alcohol -- my sister claimed this responsibility. Shocking! (not)
Am I missing anything?! Have any of you hosted a holiday before? When I cook dinner for four, I struggle to get everything out on time and at the same time. I'm a bit worried about preparing such an extensive meal for 10-12 people. Any advice?

Also, I want to do a little table favor for everybody. Have you seen any cute ideas this year? The Dining Diva recommended Hostess with the Mostess. Lots of cool ideas.

Hope you all have fun holiday plans! Can't wait to read about them.


  1. Impressive menu. Are you going to post corresponding recipes so that I can use them? :) Who is making the turkey? Is that Mitzy's job? I hope you can make some of the items a day before the big event!

  2. OMG! I have the exact same Domestic Diva apron! No joke!

  3. Good luck on cooking for everyone! We are celebrating in Texas just the two of us and I am cooking for the first time so I will miss my family!! Cant wait to hear how everything turns out!

  4. Good luck! We also do baked mac & cheese and it's good! If you have time that's always a nice addition!

  5. I did try the beer bread and this apple bread which were both delish but I didn't order anything..I was on the hunt for Christmas presents...have a great weekend!