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Meal Plan Monday: Thanksgiving Day Edition

November 21, 2011

I hope you all had good weekends.  And I hope none of you had any bad restaurant experiences.

Is anyone else feeling super excited for Thanksgiving?  It’s a holiday all about food, family and more food, what’s not to love?

Who’s cooking??  I sometimes wish Joey and I were one of those young couples that lives in a state without their family and throws Thanksgiving dinners for their group of friends, but then I remember I would probably have to cook a turkey and nothing strikes fear to my heart like having to cook a turkey.  So I’ll stick to forcing my cooking on Joey’s family instead 🙂

So what am I bringing?

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic and Shallots

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic, and Shallots Recipe


Sweet Potato Casserole

Flaky Crescent Rolls

Pretend there’s a picture of some delicious-looking rolls here, will ya?

After turkey, making rolls from scratch with yeast and rolling and laminating, is the next thing that strikes fear to my heart.

Joey’s already asked if we should buy some Pilsbury pop-the-can-and-bake rolls just in case.  Yes, yes we should.

Pumpkin-Almond Cheesecake


Minus that crazy candy garnish on top.  I’m fancy, but I’m not that fancy.


So tell me, what are you making??

And if you’re not cooking, what dish are you most looking forward to?

14 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2011 9:10 AM

    Dang girl, can I come? I love all of what you are bringing.

    We don’t see family on T-day so we go to friends. This year I’m in charge of desserts so I’m brining my (famous) applecrisp as well as sweet potato pecan pie

    • November 21, 2011 9:56 PM

      Although I’ve never had it, I always think pecan pie looks really good 🙂

  2. November 21, 2011 1:14 PM

    Everything looks so good! Last year we did a “couplesgiving” in early November with just the two of us because I SO wanted to cook a Thanksgiving on my own, especially because we had just gotten married. It was fun, but it’s definitely more fun to only be responsible for part of the meal. Much easier to enjoy the holiday that way. 🙂

    • November 21, 2011 9:57 PM

      That’s SUCH a cute idea! Maybe I should do that for Christmas?!

  3. November 21, 2011 2:11 PM

    My mom is cooking for me, and I think I’m more excited about that one fact–not cooking for myself–than any other aspect of the holiday 😀 Mmm, I love crescent rolls, making them from scratch is ambitious!

    • November 21, 2011 9:57 PM

      I’m bringing a bunch of stuff to my boyfriend’s Thanksgiving, but I’m totally letting my mom do all the work for my family.

  4. November 21, 2011 2:30 PM

    My thanksgiving was at least a month ago! Hahah everything sounds fab though 🙂

    • November 21, 2011 9:58 PM

      I always get so confused when you Canadians are talking about thanksgiving in October 😛

  5. November 21, 2011 4:17 PM

    Ooo those brussels sprouts look so good (minus the bacon). I am making all of my aunt’s holiday classics but sans gluten and animal products. I’m so PUMPED for Thanksgiving!

    • November 21, 2011 9:59 PM

      Not going to lie, it’s weird for me to cook something with bacon, but I felt like the flavor wouldn’t be the same without it. I’m so pumped too!

  6. November 21, 2011 4:28 PM

    laminating…only for the brave of heart.
    I’m making kale salad for my family and tofu pumpkin pie for my boyfriends.

    • November 21, 2011 10:00 PM

      Have you ever done it?? I’m scared. Kale salad seems to be the thing this year!

  7. Colleen permalink
    November 21, 2011 9:05 PM

    The fancy comment on the end made me LOL love YouTube <— my phone did that when I tried to type youuu

    • November 21, 2011 10:02 PM

      Ha ha ha, that comment confused me until I read it the third time. Silly modern iPhone 😛

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