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Any ideas for conversation at the dinner table tonight for Thanksgiving tonight?

Me and the family our having our first dinner together in maybe 2 years. Were not so close any more. I’m just wanting everyone to enjoy this dinner as if it were any other. Like I said were not really close so what should we talk about?
It’s a dinner for 4. Me, my brother & sister (both younger), and my mom. If that helps any…..

Oh Happy Turkey Day to all! Best of luck on your meals together tonight!

well I see your questions late but in any occasions just be a good brother a son because that’s what you are you just be yourself and make them feel comfortable to talk with you.

I am making a pineapple glazed ham for christmas dinner and I need ideas for the rest of the menu?

What can I serve with this dinner? I want it to be different than Thanksgiving dinner. Can anyone give me any ideas?

I put a link to a discussion with the same question, looks like there’s a bunch of suggestions.

Personally, I like to do a non traditional potato (maybe sweet potatoes with brown sugar & walnuts) along with a green bean casserole. I’m not sure what you served for Thanksgiving but think of warm savory side dishes that use nutmeg and other holiday spices.

What are your favorite things to eat for Thanksgiving dinner?

I am looking for some new and interesting ideas to cook for Thanksgiving dinner. What are your favorites? Something new? Something interesting? Please share.

Green bean Casserole!! It’s so good!! Green beans in a casserole dish with cream of mushroom soup and top it off with bacon and cheese and a crispy crunchie topping!! MMMMMMMMMMMM! Is it Thanksgiving yet? You just made me hungry!! I hope you try this!!

What is a must at thanksgiving dinner?

I want to prepare an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner, please list some must haves(each individual has their own opinion)and hopefully I can get some great ideas. This dinner will be for 20 adults and 20 kids. So some kid friendly ideas would be awesome as well!

Wow, you have a large family! Kids tend to like sweets. Fruit Salad with whipped cream, sugared sweet potatos , pies (pumpkin and pecan are delicious!)

Some kids won’t want the turkey or will only want choice cuts – and since there are so many people – you could include hot dogs or hamburgers for the hard to please kids.

Adults usually enjoy cranberries, cheese, and wine. (That’s if you don’t have someone who will become wild with it. lol)

Everyone typically enjoys: Mashed potatos (regular), Green bean casserole, Corn Casserole, Rolls, Stuffing, and orderbs (including meatballs, cake bites, eclaires, etc.)

Remember a great Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t HAVE to be traditional.

Does anyone know of any holiday catering ideas? I am trying to plan Thanksgiving dinner and need some help.?

mixed fruits, stuffings, traditional food are all welcomed for thanksgiving. People want the traditional food because they’ll expect it, and they like to get what they expected. A flair and creativity doesn’t hurt either. So cool something that everyone likes also. Traditional turkey with a bit of garlic and butter and parsley would be great. Then for dessert pumpkin pie with ice cream. Know your guests and what they like to eat. Then make something they all like. Jello and pudding would be good for children

Does any one have any good ideas for a vegetarian main dish for Thanksgiving dinner that children will like.?

I made this for Halloween and not having been a Vegetarian for long myself I wasn’t certain how I would feel. But it was very enjoyable and not that difficult.
‘Chicken’ and Mushroom Duxelle en Croûte

For the Mushroom Duxelle:
1/2 cup vegan margarine (try Earth Balance brand)
4 Tbsp. chopped shallots
2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
1 lb. fresh assorted mushrooms, chopped
Dry white wine sufficient to deglaze
1 1/2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
1 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
Salt and pepper, to taste
3/4 cup soy milk

• In a heavy sauté pan, melt the margarine and sauté the shallots for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until lightly browned.
• Add the mushrooms and sauté for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, then reduce the heat and simmer until all the moisture has evaporated. Deglaze the pan with the white wine.
• Add the parsley, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper and continue to simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the soy milk and stir until incorporated. Adjust the seasonings. Allow to reduce, stirring frequently, until thickened enough to be used as a filling.

For the Mirepoix:
2 Tbsp. vegan margarine
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced carrots
1 lb. vegan chicken strips, chopped (try Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Chik’n Strips)
Salt and pepper, to taste

• Melt the margarine in a small saucepan over medium-low heat and cook the vegetables, stirring often, for about 5 minutes. Stir in the vegan chicken.
• Continue cooking until the vegetables are tender but not browned. Season with the salt and pepper and set aside.

To Assemble:
1 box puff pastry sheets
1 Tbsp. vegan margarine, melted

• Preheat the oven to 350°F.
• Lay out a sheet of puff pastry on a lightly greased baking sheet. Spread the mushroom duxelle on top, leaving the edges clean. Top with the mirepoix, then roll up and transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet, seam side down.
• Spread the melted margarine over the top. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned.

Makes 4 servings
I used Soy Gluten with Shiitake Mushrooms 8oz package from Havista instead of the fake chicken strips.. found it at my local Chinese Market. Also I didn’t have all the herbs but added more thyme.

It turned out excellent and reminded me somewhat like a mushroom meat stuffing pastry dish. Liked it so much I’m going to make again for Thanksgiving.. or might wait until Christmas. But definitely again. Also made Creamy Chive Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoe Pie and a few others from the site I’ve provided!
Everything was delicious!

Prep ideas for Thanksgiving Day?

Iam hosting Thanksgiving Dinner at my house this year , i would like for some to share some ideas, recommendations, on what i could do to prepare for the big day ! Share some recipes that i can make the day before , and still taste as good on Thanksgiving !

well just make sure not to invite people that start conflict, becasue ive argued with people and been to dinners where people argued, and that is prolly the biggest dinner killer. when u have a nice dinner and everyone leaves happy, u have a sense of pride like it was ur doing and ull feel good inside, i know that sounds gay, but ive gone through that.

for dinner heres one of my fav recipies

use fresh everything here no cand crap

2 (12 ounce) packages frozen French cut green beans
8 ounces crimini mushrooms, quartered
3 tablespoons butter, divided
1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (2.8 ounce) can canned French fried onions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place green beans into a saucepan and fill with about 1/2 inch of water. Bring to a boil and steam until beans are tender but still bright green, about 5 minutes. Drain and toss with the mushrooms. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and parsley; cook and stir until onion is tender. Whisk in flour until blended, then mix in the lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Gradually whisk in milk, stirring constantly, so that no lumps form and then stir in sour cream. Warm over medium heat until the sauce begins to bubble. Dump in the green beans and mushrooms, stirring to coat.
Remove from the heat and toss briefly with some of the Cheddar cheese and French fried onions, saving some of each to sprinkle over the top. Spoon into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish and top with the reserved onions and cheese.
Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese melts, about 15 minutes.

this is prolly my favright casarole, i have pride in making it myself 😀

what does your thanksgiving dinner consist of?

I need ideas for my thanksgiving dinner. I need everything from dinner to desserts.I made a menu but I feel like it’s not enough i think i forgot a lot of stuff that is usually served for a traditional holiday dinner. help please!!

this mexican pastry called flan
potato salad
mac and cheese

Ideas for a Thanksgiving dinner?

I need some ideas for a dinner that´s going to happen this month. We have an international school program and need to present something. Someone please???
The class is a mix of nursery, pre-k and k! Thanks a lot!
Should add that we are in Brazil…it´s spring hot weather here…so is a good idea something more "light", ok? Thanks a lot"

For a light thing that my family always does on Thanksgiving is ambrosia (fruit salad).

Can of mandarin oranges
Can of pineapple chunks
Mini Marshmallows
Sour Cream

All you do is drain both fruits, add about half the bag (or more/ less if you want) of marshmallows, and then eyeball how much sour cream should go in (should coat all the fruit and marshmallows).

I am announcing that I am pregnant to my family on Thanksgiving (not at dinner). Any good fun, creative ideas?

We are announcing to my family when we visit on Thanksgiving night for pie.

You should cut out a small, extra slice of pie. One for yourself, one for the baby. Put them on seperate plates and sit down with them. When someone asks, tell them that it’s one for you, one for the baby.

Then, let it roll from there.

😀 Good luck!

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Set your table and set the mood for your Thanksgiving Dinner with this lovely floral Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece.

This natural cornucopia is filled with a profusion of autumn-hued blooms, including Sunflowers, Asiatic Lilies, and Roses, and then accented with flowers in a medley of seasonal accents such as Wheat Stems and Huckleberry. The flowers will arrive spilling forth from the cornucopia, symbolizing nature's abundance.

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