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.

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7 Responses to “What is a must at thanksgiving dinner?”

  • Aj says:

    Mashed sweet potatoes (with marshmallows on top for the kids)
    Wild rice salad – simple and delicious!
    Make 2 or 3 different sauces for the turkey – easy and very impressive!
    Roasted root vegetable medley

    I’ve got plenty more great ideas for thanksgiving (I’m a chef) if you have any more questions let me know – I share my recipes 😉
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  • Tyler says:

    turkey
    gravy
    stuffing
    cranberry sauce
    sweet potatoes
    pumpkin pie
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  • Miss Missy says:

    Well, in my family we always have dressing – stuffing
    as well as mashed potatoes, fried yams, and Italian green beans and home made dinner rolls to go with the Turkey.
    Dessert varies year to year. We always have the pumpkin and a sweet potato pies, chocolate chip pumpkin bread, and banana pudding. But sometimes I make a bunch of leaf shaped cookies, or some creamy rice pudding made with coconut milk, or I make a big batch of chewy brownies so there’s something for everyone.
    We usually have close to 20 people at my folks place so having a variety of food is a must.
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  • littleprincess says:

    why of course the Turkey! then the sweetpotatoes too.. for the kids what kid does not enjoy jello with some kind of fruit in side..hope this helps..Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family..
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    just a polish mom.

  • Jenner Grace says:

    Turkey!!!! Plus corn bread, mashed potatoes w/ gravy and pumpkin or apple pie!!!
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  • Michelle says:

    family!
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  • August says:

    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.
    References :

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