This year, we are hosting Thanksgiving again. Hubby, our 3 kids, his ex-wife, my divorced parents both coming, you know…Thanksgiving. This is my third year to host Thanksgiving with this gathering, and while it has gone smoothly in the past and everyone walked away stuffed & happy, I never felt like it was THE Thanksgiving meal.
You know what I mean?
As in…I want to wow our Thanksgiving guests with Martha-Stewart-esque side dishes that are simple to prepare. Not too much to ask, right? Right?
I have already committed to making Jalapeno Cornbread for Hubby this year, and we are frying our turkey. (I have managed to pawn off this task to my father every year & have yet to roast my own bird).
So I am looking for BurbMom reader help! Throw out some names of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes in the comments section. I’ll do the work and Google recipes…I just need a starting place!
I am open to all sorts of ideas…my dad is from Louisiana and loves all things spicy. My Mom is a California girl with simple tastes. My kids are, well, kids and you just never know what they’ll try and like! My Hubby? He only likes turkey, potatoes, corn, & cornbread so this adventure is really for everyone else to partake in.
Heck, I’ll even name the dish after you! Mary Beth’s Cranberry Walnut Salad? Mrs. Finnaker’s Oyster Dressing? Works for me! Just help me figure out where to start…please?