Wednesday, November 26, 2008


It's tomorrow. We're having the WHOLE family over to my parents' house. And when I say whole family, I mean it, well kinda. It's all of my immediate family and all of Jason's too! We thought we should call it the Wafer family Thanksgiving. So, that 9 people, and I'm cooking. Here's the menu:

Turkey (duh) but smoked on the grill by Jason. It is currently sloshing about in its brine made from apple juice, oranges, salt sugar, garlic, ginger, cloves and bay leaves.

Acorn squash: I made it a few weeks ago for just Jason and I and it was delicious. mmmm.

Green Bean Casserole: I had a dream last night that I forgot it.


Potatoes: a la P Dub. I think they look great, and I'm looking forward to a new thing that I shouldn't know how to make. By that I mean, if I know how to make it, I will and Richard Simmons will have to come cut me out of my house and weigh me on a truck scale.

Cranberry Relish!

Dried Corn: I've never had this before, but I'm all set to make it! I hope it's good!

Peas and pearl onions: Daddy's favorite. Hard to find every year.

Apple and banana salad!



Pumpkin Pie: I can't claim any control over that one, we got one at the store...

Blackberry Cobbler: I can claim this one, yum.

To drink, white wine and mulled cider. YUM!

We have alternate drinks as well, I don't think I'd want to drink those exclusively. I'm just now realizing that I had a dream about Thanksgiving dinner last night, and I don't think it was good. Boy, I guess I AM nervous.

I'm going to try to remember the camera tomorrow and take pictures, then I will share. Wish me luck!


Giraffeman said...

I hope it's good too. I'm worried the turkey will be too big for the smoker and that it won't taste any good. The rest of it I'm sure will be tasty. Especially the blackberry cobbler. I think some bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeanos would be quite tasty too. And then there is the traditional thanksgiving catfish.

Kara said...

good luck! your menu sounds really good! especially the smoked turkey. There is a bbq place here in San Antonio that sells smoked turkeys for Thanksgiving, but you have to order them in October to have them ready by thanksgiving... They are soooo amazingly good. I'm sure it will all go well for you tomorrow!

Happy Turkey Day!

Charlotte said...

Sounds yummy! Those potatoes sound really good...I'll be interested to see how they turn out. I have no idea what we'll be having, other than the obvious: turkey, stuffing, and potatoes. I guess I'll find out!