My Family's Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

My Family's Thanksgiving Dinner. Linda Larsen

The star of the Thanksgiving meal, of course, is the turkey stuffed with my favorite stuffing. This stuffing is made from currants, onions, butter, eggs, and bread - that's it! Its simplicity complements the other flavors in the meal. I did change it this year by adding some toasted walnuts.

The gelatin salads, Parker House Rolls, desserts, and most of the side dishes can be made ahead of time. At the last minute, we're mashing potatoes, making the gravy, and carving the turkey, but everything else is on the table.

And for your grocery list, don't forget to get English muffins, along with Gruyere cheese and celery for my favorite after Thanksgiving recipe: Turkey Mornay.

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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

My Family's Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

  • Pear and Greens Salad
    This fresh salad with sweet pears is a nice crisp and cool contrast to the other rich hot dishes. And it adds a nice burst of color to the table. Buy the pears ahead of time so they will be perfectly ripe on the big day.
  • Parker House Rolls
    These infamous rolls are simply the best. And they're fun to make! 
  • Easy Pumpkin Pie
    This simple pumpkin pie recipe is best topped with lots of sweetened whipped cream.
  • My Sister's Lemon Meringue Pie
    Tart lemon and a light sweet meringue makes this pie a fabulous ending to a rich, heavy meal. We always have this pie along with pumpkin or pecan pie at Thanksgiving.
  • Pumpkin Pie
    And, of course, what Thanksgiving meal would be complete without pumpkin pie? Whip some heavy whipping cream with a spoonful of powdered sugar and a pinch of cinnamon to top this creamy, heavenly pie. Then sit back and savor the memory of this great meal.