Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Day Before Thanksgiving Holiday Cooking Blitz

Well, gang, tomorrow's the day! Are you all going crazy with the pre-cooking as I am?

I've washed the turnip greens, and they're cooking on the stove. Man, that aroma! I love it! I have so much to cook tomorrow, so I'm going to do something a little different and start early. A Betty Crocker, I'm not, but I sure can throw out a mean Thanksgiving dinner.

We're having turkey, Stove Top stuffing, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, turnip greens, regular and baked corn, candied yams with marshmallows on top, and Ann's dumplings, with Cherry Cobbler and Banana Cake for dessert. I hope I haven't left anything out.

I've got to go to work tonight, so I'm frantically getting these greens cooked, and I wanted to start on the banana cake and went to see if I had all the ingredients, and lo and behold, I found a can of baking powder that was a damn antique! It was dated 1999! Jeeeez! Guess I'll have to stop off at the store tonight and pick up some fresh baking powder, huh?

With all this food, you would think that I'd have an army coming over, but it's only going to be my daughter, son and boyfriend. But, just cooking for a week!

I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving, and you aren't pulling your hair out like I am. I love Thanksgiving, but boy it sure can be a lot of work. But, I'd have it no other way. ;o)


  1. Your menu sounds yummy. Fortunately, I don't have a lot of cooking to do. All I have to do is roast a turkey and then cart it over to my mother's. She's cooking everything else.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    Oh, and Dorothy, you've been tagged to play the "Weird Game" at my place,

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, soul sister!!

    We're doing a little cooking with the addition of a few things already prepared. Your menu sounds fabulous! Hope you have a wonderful day.

  3. I loved the sound of your homey Thanksgiving dinner, especially the Stove Top stuffing and the turnip greens! Sounds like you'll have a lot of yummy leftovers--and I couldn't agree with you more: any time you can get stuff cooked ahead and don't have to cook for a week, that's something to be thankful for right there! Hope the four of you have a wonderful holiday...and thank you for your always interesting, insightful blog. I read you every day!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, also. Pat & I will be going to her daughter's home for dinner and taking part of it along with us. I guess there are going to be about 20 people there for dinner so I will meet and be met by a lot of Pat's family and friends. I even got a haircut today so I'll look better!

  5. Today we had turkey, ham, dressing, broccoli & cheese casserole, baked beans, candied sweet potatoes with the marshmallow topping, cranberry sauce, cranberry "relish," raw veggies (carrots, celery, tomatoes, broccoli), a variety of cheeses (gouda, smoked provolone, and smoked onion), mashed potatoes, and yeast rolls. Yum! Counting the twins (they're 8 months old now), there were 13 of us here.

    My Grandma's get-together is Sunday. There'll be about 55 there.

    Hope you've had a great THanksgiving, Dot!

  6. Soooo, how did it go? My friends up here in Boston made a Thanksgiving with recipes from a Colonial American cookbook. It was great.

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