We do thanksgiving a little different at our house. Kids end up at there in laws for dinner, and my wife being a nurse has to work. So we have dinner on Fridays at our house. And a full house it is.
So tomorrow we are having turkey injected with creole butter. Baked in a baking bag, and is usually so juicy it falls apart. There is no carving the turkey
Does make it a 4 person challange to get it out of the bag so we can use the drippings for homemade gravy
For sides, There is homemade corn bread stuffing. I use this recipe, http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/anne-burrell/sausage-cornbread-stuffing-recipe2.html
but add sage, rosemary, oregeno, salt, and season to taste
I use mild Italian sausage. Don't need hot sausage tearing up the taste buds and ruining the flavors of the other sides.
Rounded off with broccoli and cheese casserole, green beans casserole, homemade Mac and cheese, candied carrots, fruit salad, mashed taters, 4 different pies (pumpkin, apple, cherry, chocolate) and oreo fluff (special request from the grand kids).
For the candied carrots, I mix real Maple syrup, brown sugar, a little garlic, and a 1/4 stick of melted butter. Then bake the carrots till done.
Usually have to drop kick the fridge door to get it closed once I get done prepping everything