Since I'm in the US, we do a November Thanksgiving Day. Our plans are pretty low-key compared to others, but compared to what we had PLANNED on doing, we're about to party.
Before we knew that my MIL was going to come and live with us (it happened in about 3 days time), we were going to do something unusual. We didn't know what, yet, but in the past we've:
- Helped at a soup kitchen
- Made BBQ (as in southern-style with smoked meat and sauce)
- Gone to a Chinese restaurant
- and spent the holiday at a hotel in Mystic, CT
Now that she is here, we want to make it more of a traditional family time. After dinner we'll crack out the Christmas CDs and kick-off the Christmas season. We will NOT venture forth from our house for Black Friday, though. I went one year and I still have flashbacks.
I don't want to talk about it.
So, for our "traditional" take on Thanksgiving, here's the menu:
- Martha Stewart's Mac and Cheese
- Green peas
- Tomato and Mozzarella salad
- Pillsbury crescent rolls
- Cranberry Relish
- Pumpkin pie
- Apple pie
Simple. I like simple. Is anyone else blogging about their menu? I'll come by and check and see if I need to revise my plans. . .