Thanksgiving is just 17 days away. It’s hard to believe it’s almost here. I took my dogs for a walk yesterday at Tillis Park and they already have the lights up and ready to go for the holidays. How time flies.

Every year we always seem to have the same thing for dinner, mainly because each time I say I’m going to take something out and try something new they all say, “Oh no, don’t do that, I love that dish.” So low and behold we have the same thing. However, this year my husband wanted us to try a Turducken. I said oh great I’ll make one. He said why bother, just buy one since I make everything anyway. So I checked out some places online and found one that was even on the Food Network called The Cajun Grocer. So it looks like in addition to the usual turkey we’ll also have a Turducken. If any of you out there have had one what do you think of them? They sound extremely moist and look great. I guess we’ll see. I have to order it this week so it arrives in plenty of time so that we can defrost it. It serves 30 people. Oh my goodness we are going to have enough food to feed our entire neighborhood. So come on by!

Anyway, in addition to our 2 turkeys now we’ll have:

Salad with candied pecans, goat cheese and champagne vinaigrette
Popovers with Strawberry Butter because that’s what my kids like with it
Macaroni and Cheese because my kids love it
My famous Sweet Potato Casserole
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Grilled Veggies
Stuffing (tons of carbs on this day)

I think that does it for the food portion. Last year I also had a Potato Casserole but everyone ate mostly the Sweet Potatoes so I’m not going to bother this year with that.

For Dessert:

Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie with cinnamon and vanilla ice cream

Then of course some sort of appetizers which right now might just be some veggies although my husband the past couple of years has decided he wanted to pick up White Castle burgers for appetizers. We’ll be popping those Tums by the time dinner is over at the rate we’re going. At least I’ll have the veggies to offset the rest of the calories. LOL!

I’m not sure what they rest of you serve on Thanksgiving but a typical year in my home consists of low fat, low carb food. So when the holidays come we pull out all the stops and go for it. So I try to fix whatever I can that’s on my families list of all time favorites, which obviously consists of lots of high fat foods and carbs. Let’s face it, it tastes great!

What’s on your menu? If you’d like to share your favorite Thanksgiving recipe please do. I’m always looking to try something new.

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