Thanksgiving... already?

Oh its almost time for the day where we enjoy way too much food! I make way too much food and my family then enjoys it for days on end. But seriously who could blame me? There are so many staple items that we absolutely love to eat so I have to make those as well! This year we are doing one thing different and its one that I can not wait for! We are inviting all of our friends to celebrate with us if they would like a place to go to for the holidays. Family won’t be able to make it this year and I may have thrown out the idea shortly after to make sure everyone feels like they have somewhere to go. 

 

With that being said, we have a few items that are a must have item that my entire family have requested. I like to check in with everyone to see what exactly they would like to enjoy before I plan everything because usually that means they plan the entire meal for me. But also I get excited for certain foods and not always can we do everything on the list. I mean who really needs 4 different forms of potatoes. (Don’t ask my grandma this question, she make 4-5 different stuffings for Thanksgiving) So once I have everyones list, then I make the grand list and start planning from there! 

 

We have planned the following items for our Thanksgiving!

 

Turkey

Mashed Potatoes

Candied carrots

Cheesy Potatoes

Baked Bourbon Candied Yams 

Stuffing

Mac and Cheese

Cranberry Sauce 

Apple Sauce 

 

Dessert: 

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Caramel Apple Pizza (this ones from my momma) 

 

 

Now this is the list that I have planned for right now but I honestly can see that I may end up adding more to it by next week. Especially when it comes to desserts, I have issues with wanting so many different options even though I genuinely don’t need that many options! 

 

My plan is to use our two instant pots, two crock pots and the oven to make everything. If need be I can use our camper to plug some of the appliance into so we don’t have any breaker issues with electricity. The goal is to use the crock pots and instant pots the most as the oven will be used for the turkey. But at the same time I can see my husband may want to smoke the turkey instead. So I still need to plan that out fully. How does the family really want the turkey. 

 

Don’t get me wrong I needed to plan this out so I can actually start purchasing items we may need to make everything happen but now I am hungry. My goodness this blog back fired when it comes to my hunger! Im going to need to leave and grab some food now! 

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