Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Preparing For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is next week, and with that in mind I thought I’d share our menu and share my slow roasted turkey instructions.

We are pretty traditional in our menu so we are having turkey, stuffing/dressing, cranberry salad, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, green beans casserole (my version cooked on the stove top), sweet potatoes.  There will be pumpkin roll, English Apple Pie, pumpkin pie, and another dessert that Lindsay is bringing.

We’ll have twelve people for dinner this year, and we all contribute something to the feast so it’s never a burden on anyone.  

I enjoy setting a beautiful table, and think I’m going to go with blue floral plates and orange accents in the form of mini pumpkins.  It’s going to be really lovely, I can see it all in my mind!

The link to the slow roasted turkey with all the directions is {here}.

What are your plans for Thanksgiving?


  1. Well I have spent a lot of time at the link you shared over the years. The only thing I change is that I follow current recommendations and never wash poultry of any kind. I think studies show that doing so contaminates the entire kitchen. So I just make sure to put it in the oven at 350° for that first hour to kill surface bacteria. Thank you for sharing Emilie Barnes’ method or whomever the lady who first shared it with her.

    Your Thanksgiving sounds wonderful. The traditional choices are always the most appreciated. I was glad that my sister said that she was asking her daughter to make the cranberry salad that my mother always made. Thanksgiving isn’t the same without it.

    Oh my, Deanna! Your photos belong in a magazine! Stunning...

  2. That table is so gorgeous. I just love looking at it!

  3. I'm going to try your method of cooking a turkey this year. I would think doing it this way also gives more drippings for the gravy.

  4. That sounds such a delicious meal!

  5. We will have 14 here-I'm starting to get excited! My brother and one of his daughters and her family are coming. We don't get to see them often, so it will be really special!

  6. We are so excited to have our family . . . all 20 of us, including the newlyweds (yay!!) . . . plus my parents. Pretty traditional menu here too. I have almost settled on the table settings.

    And speaking of tables . . . all three of the ones you've shown are gorgeous!! Can't wait to see what you do this year!

  7. What a lovely, lovely table.....wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving Day Deanna...hugs from Texas!


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