Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thanksgiving Meals

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only two weeks away?! It seems as though this year has blown by! We still haven't decided what we'll doing this year. Between trying to find a place to live and waiting for our household goods to arrive, we're not even sure where we'll be. A restaurant is sounding better and better each day. Although I'll be missing out on some Thanksgiving favorites, I feel like it gives me more time to plan for Christmas, which is my real favorite.

Speaking of Thanksgiving favorites though, I can think of one thing that was never my favorite. Stuffing. Up until my parents started making it with sausage, I never touched the stuff. I also never knew that people referred to it as dressing. My blog sponsors: Angel, Ashley, and Kelsey are all on the same page as me with calling it stuffing.

Continuing with the stuffing theme, there's another stuffing related topic that causes a bit of a stir. Do you actually stuff it into the turkey, or is it a made as a dish on the side. Kelsey does both. Ya know, to be sure she has some leftovers. Ashley and Angel both make it seperately, and Angel's family actually makes it from scratch with dried bread.

Since I don't exactly eat everything in the Thanksgiving spread, I was wondering if anyone else was a picky eater life myself. Nope. Occassionally Ashley's grandma will cook beets, which she won't touch, but other than that, it's fair game. Angel and Kelsey eat it all!

Once dinner is done and it's time for dessert, Kelsey and I are totally on the same page. One pumpkin pie for me, and one for everyone else. Ashley's favorite dessert is a chocolate chess pie that she picks up from the fall fest at church each year. Angel's favorite desserts are two homemade treats that are gone by the end of the meal, double double chocolate (YUM!) and a pumpkin/cream cheese pie that is heavenly.

Now that you know what some of my sponsors do for Thanksgiving, what are you most looking forward to eating or doing this Thanksgiving?

Love, Alex

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  1. My friend's husband does not eat anything at a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. His mother makes a special chicken and rice casserole for him every year.

    My family makes the stuffing on the side, and we call it dressing. Our big dessert is pumpkin pie and cheesecake. We also serve turnips as a side dish.

  2. We call it dressing too! I am hoping to try stuffing it into the turkey this year though to switch things up a bit!!

  3. Stuffing and cranberries.. my two favorite things about Thanksgiving!

  4. Technically, it's stuffing if it's cooked and served in the bird (as a food scientist, I have to advise against this). It's dressing if it's prepared and cooked separately.

  5. I love the stuffing too. And all the desserts.

  6. We fry our turkey so there's no room for stuffing! This is the first Thanksgiving I'll actually be cooking so I'm not sure how I feel about that.

  7. I love stuffing! It's one of my favorites.

  8. Mmm .. stuffing! I make my own and it's freaking awesome! I can't even wait for the Holidays!!!

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  9. We've always called it dressing! Probably because no one in our families actually stuffs the turkey. =P So, it's just a side dish for us. And, OMG, is it the best! I made (and hosted) Thanksgiving dinner twice while we were in Hawaii. This year, we're going to visit family and it's going to be a little strange, I think! Nice to see family, but strange not to be in on all the cooking and work. Hope you find some way to enjoy your first Thanksgiving in Hawaii!

  10. When I moved down here to NC, I was a little sad to be leaving behind my family for the holidays. But now, I've learned to love my husband's family even more. I look forward to our traditional sweet potato casserole, and some of the best fried cornbread I've ever eaten!


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