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This is IT! The meal that I look forward to fussing over and enjoying all year long! Without a doubt- Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite meal of the year! I spent some time this weekend on our Thanksgiving menu plan and thinking about how I would like to decorate our table. I am in love with this “Thankful Tree” idea from Simply Vintage Girl and want to create my own version for my dining room table.

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While I adore her wooden chalkboard tags, I think I am going to opt for something a little easier and that will allow us to write a bit more on a tag. (I’ll post my version later this week on Instgram. You can follow me there: @sharonmomof6).

Thanksgiving Menu

I sat down with the kids for lunch on Sunday and asked them to vote on which dishes they wanted to eat for Thanksgiving this year- and I wasn’t too surprised that they wanted to keep with the tradition and make all of the same family favorites! So we’ll be dining on:

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Turkey (of course!), with two kinds of homemade gravy (I adore a tangy caramelized onion balsamic vinegar version, but I also make a basic velvety turkey gravy for the less adventurous!). And just for the record…. I use the free turkey that I get at the grocery store for spending $400 during the month of November. (I saw a Facebook posting recently where most people said that they buy a more expensive brand to eat on Thanksgiving and save the free one to eat at another time… and I was all… what?)

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Mashed potatoes, made using a potato ricer. Because- seriously- I like them so much better made this way than whipped in a mixer. A little sour cream, butter, salt and pepper, and they are perfect! I also make this sweet potato soufflé…. because you can never have too many potato dishes!

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Sausage and Dried Fruit Stuffing… yep- it does take awhile to make… but it is just so delish!

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Homemade cranberry sauce…. because once you’ve tried this, you’ll never eat the stuff from a can again! 

Cinnamon Rolls Lg Badge 500x340 Our Thanksgiving Menu PlanOf course, my mother-in-law will be asked to whip up a batch (or two) of her world famous cinnamon rolls!

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And following dinner, perhaps after a small nap and some football watching, we’ll rally for dessert! We’ll have both traditional Libby’s pumpkin pie (but with a graham cracker crust) and apple galette. And maybe I’ll try something new this year too…. we’ll just have to see!

Are you as giddy about Thanksgiving dinner as I am? Are you cooking this year or heading to someone else’s home for the “big event”? Please leave a comment and share!

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