Hi friends! We’re about a day out from Thanksgiving. Are you ready? I have my menu planned out for the most part and 99% of the shopping has been done; Whole Foods was out of arrowroot starch and I need to go to Harris Teeter for some marshmallows so hopefully I can snag those tomorrow! Trader Joe’s made my life way simpler with pre-cut sweet potatoes….because they take forever to peel and dice but that’s the best dish. Anyway, here’s the plan!
Turkey – purchasing precooked from The Fresh Market
Ham – purchasing precooked from The Fresh Market
Gravy – purchasing (any recommendations? I’m hoping The Fresh Market has some!)
Basic (s)mashed potatoes
purchasing Camino Bakery rolls – I made homemade, 6 hour-process crescent rolls last year. They were amazing. But I’m not doing that this year.
Deviled eggs (someone else is bringing)
Sweet potato pecan casserole (half will be topped with marshmallows for the kids attending)
Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake (Crystal is bringing)
What’s your lingo? Dressing or Stuffing? Mashed or Smashed Potatoes? I always said stuffing but I think technically stuffing is if it comes out of the bird and dressing is what it’s called if it’s cooked separately. Which, ew, who wants soggy bread from inside a turkey?! I’ve always said “mashed” potatoes. But I’ve noticed Southerners say “smashed.” But they “mash” buttons, e.g. “mash the elevator button.”