Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thanksgiving Blessings- Food & Thanks

Our Thanksgiving Day Menu

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly* with Cream Cheese on Crackers

Main Course
Turkey with Cornbread dressing
Corndogs : ) **
Cranberry salad
Sweet Potato Souffle
Smashed Red Potatoes
Pumpkin Bread
Ice Box Rolls
Spinach Salad with craisins,walnuts and oranges

Chocolate Fondue with Fruit
Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream
Frozen Fruit Fluff

Apple Cider
Chocolate Mint Tea*
Iced Water with Lemon

** Flower added Corndogs to the menu and I figured might as well. We were all talking about our T'Day Menu last night with everybody piled on our bed ('cept Cub who was on the couch with a book- his big vote was for Turkey and after that he didn't care) and Flower started crying. Really, really crying. Miss. R won't be here this holiday- she's taking intensives at college during break and can only afford to fly home once. She is having T'day with the grandparents and not with us. Flower said it was too sad to even think about Thanksgiving without her big sis. Daddy reminded her that R will be home for a couple of weeks at Christmas but that just made her more sad becasue she won't stay here for forever at Christmas. So, corndogs don't truly replace our oldest dd (betchyer glad to hear that, aren't ya Miss. R?) but they compensate just a wee little bit.
Holiday Literature

After 18 years of homeschooling we have a few books to choose from in our home. We made a basket for the holiday and have been reading through them. My favorite is "Eating Plates" because it talks about the culture of the New World. We also love Samuel Eaton and Sarah Morton's Day, put out by the Plymouth Plantation. We were there when Miss R. was less than 1 year old. It was a freezing New England Day but full of adventure, nonetheless.
What are you doing to prepare for the holiday?


Anonymous said...

Yummy! Looks great!

Linda C said...

Your menu looks delicious- and I love the corndog idea- pleases everyone:)
Linda C

A Hint of Home said...

The menu sounds great! Have a wonderful day!

Becky said...

What a sweet comment you left on my post. Thank you.

And I love your menu, especaillyl the corn dogs. That is perfect for someone who isn't into the traditional fare.

And I saw a peek of Playmobil on your earlier post. I am going to go take a look.

Rhonda said...

I like your menu! It made me remember some stuff. Thanks.

Jules said...

Your playmobile rehursing for thanksgiving is sweet. Looks like something I'd play with if I were a kid. ;o) And wow- what a menue. Sounds great! Corndogs and all.

Marianna said...

All of those books look so interesting. I realized we do not have a very good selection of Thanksgiving books. I've always relied on the library, but the ones here in our new town don't have very deep collections and everything has been checked out for weeks :( I broke out the back copies of Highlights so we could have at least a little holiday reading.

Susie Homemaker said...

I think it;s so sweet your little one misses her big sister...lovely menu...


Alathea said...

Oooh, yummy, the Jalapeno Pepper Jelly sounds great!! Where did you get the recipe?