Of course, Mike is going to cook the turkey - we have certainly had some adventures with that! He was tempted to try out his new wood pellet grill to smoke it but we loved the fried version last year. So, we are going to give that a go again. Can't wait! I already have the bird and have been searching for the bucket I use to brine him in without success. I just remembered that I also couldn't find that bucket when I made pickles back in the summer. So, a new bucket will have to be rounded up.
It seems my menu is a little casserole-heavy but about the only time I make some of these dishes is at Thanksgiving. So, things like my Southern Cornbread Dressing,
Sweet Potato Casserole For A House Divided
Classic Green Bean Casserole,
and Hash Brown Casserole quickly made the list.
To that, we decided that we would have good old Mac-and-Cheese, cream-style corn, Cranberry Congealed Salad, and rolls.
For dessert, I think I'm going to go with pies this year. I can do those ahead and who doesn't like a good old southern pie? I'm leaning toward Classic Pecan Pie, Fudge Pie, and Layered Pumpkin Pie. YUM!