Monday, November 22, 2010

T-day break!


Well, it's the inevitable that I would have to take a blog break this week to prepare for Thanksgiving.
I'm hosting, so I'm responsible for the turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce (homemade of course), creamed spinach, and pecan pie.
My sister-in-law will bring the pumpkin pie.
And my mom is bringing the sweet potatoes and kielbasa.
Um...yes, I said kielbasa
Just like the Pilgrims... LOL
Okay, not really. But I'm half Polish, so it wouldn't be Thanksgiving with a little kielbasa and sauerkraut on the table. Just one those little things that make our turkey day a little unique. Along with my family famous pecan pie!

How about you? Does your family have a special food tradition for Thanksgiving?

PS. This is my last post for the week. If I don't get a chance to wish you a happy holiday on your blog, I'll say it now.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
And see you next Monday!

32 comments:

Joanna St. James said...

Happy Thanxgiving Jen

Maria Zannini said...

Have a great holiday, Jennifer. See you next week.

Sarah Forgrave said...

My husband and I are contributing mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and Dutch apple pie to the feast this week. Hope you have a great holiday!

By the way, I'm reading Georgie on His Mind right now and love it! :)

Rula Sinara said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

We always make a fresh cranberry salad/relish made out of shredded cranberries, green apples, and brown sugar. Oranges and cinnamon are optional. A food processor is needed of course.

Linda G. said...

Our whole clan descends upon my in-laws' house like a plague of locusts, and clean them out. It's great. ;)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Liza said...

I just read about sauerkraut being a part of the Thanksgiving tradition in PA. Kielbasa sounds yummy too. In my mind, its all about the food you love, regardless of what that is. Happy Thanksgiving!

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm hosting, too. Have a great week. We are pretty traditional on Thanksgiving, but we all love kielbasa...so why not! Happy Thanksgiving!

Melissa said...

I have to eat at my in-laws for lunch and my Dad's for supper on T-day. And I usually have to brink crock pot macaroni and cheese. Yum!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Corn pudding and pecan pie are my must-make contributions. Yum, can't wait. Happy Thanksgiving, Jennifer!

Travel Nurse Extraordinaire said...

Mmmm! You had me at kielbasa.

Bossy Betty said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We have the same thing every year and love it!

Erinn said...

Good luck... I think I'm going to order pizza for Thanksgiving.

Elle Strauss said...

Enjoy your break and all that great food!

Jaime said...

I married into a family where no one likes cranberry sauce. Cranberry sauce is the STAPLE of my Thanksgiving. So I'm thankful for MIL who buys me a can of cranberry sauce, slaps it on a plate just for me and completes Thanksgiving in a very loving way.

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Kielbasa, that's interesting! We don't have anything particularly special, but it's all good. Happy Thanksgiving!

Walt M said...

Happy thanksgiving and there's nothing wrong with kielbasa. However, the Pilgrims did eat eels on Thanksgiving. Eels are delicious, but I haven't seen that on a Thanksgiving table before.

Shannon said...

Enjoy your holiday! It sounds great!

As for us? Our tradition is a family carrots recipe. I actually shared it on my blog for a contest Candy hosted:
http://shannonmcm.com/?p=1022

Have a great Thanksgiving!

blueviolet said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Amy DeTrempe said...

We have the basic turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and stuff. However, if my husband knew you were have kielbasa, he would be at your house (Lithuanian ;))

Julie Musil said...

Creamed corn and the green bean casserole. I'm thinking about them now!

Jennifer, I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

Susanne Drazic said...

Yumm! I like kielbasa and sauerkraut!

We don't have any specific foods, tradition wise, that have to be served on turkey day. I do all the cooking for my family, so whatever I make, they eat. Every year I seem to forget to buy something, so every year there is something that doesn't get served.

Turkey is in the fridge thawing for the big day and I'm writing out a list of last minute things to pick up at the store while reading blogs.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Susan Fields said...

My family's Polish too, and we love kielbasa, but I don't remember ever having it at Thanksgiving. :) We pretty much do the traditional fare, but after my sister married my brother-in-law, pecan pie is now a must-have. Before he married into the family, I'd never even tried it.

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Stephanie Faris said...

My stepdad is British so for Thanksgiving, we just go to Cracker Barrel. We're going to my mom-in-law's for t-giving this year so we'll have our full turkey dinner...so I probably won't even get the turkey dinner at Cracker Barrel. I just don't care for Thanksgiving food that much...except dessert. But I don't like pumpkin or pecan pie either, so I guess I don't care for any of it! I eat it because you're supposed to...but it's just bleh to me.

Jill Kemerer said...

What's Thanksgiving without Kielbasa? :)

Sounds like a delicious spread. Have a wonderful holiday!

Robin Prater said...

Love this post!! Oh, the stories we could all share about Thanksgiving. Hope you enjoyed your day!! Found your blog through Shawna and just wanted to let ya know it's a great place to come. I will be stopping in again.
Blessings, Robin Prater

Lynn said...

Pecan pie is a favourite of mine! Hope your holiday and feast was wonderful!

Terri Tiffany said...

Hope your Thanksgiving was awesome! enjoy your break!

Nick said...

I've been in the US for many years now and am quite acclimatized to the odd collection of casseroles and dishes that appear on a typical US Thanksgiving Day lunch table. But the first few years were quite a shock: OMG, Jello salad? You put green beans.....in a casserole? Why does my gravy look like wallpaper paste? Don't ask me about the turkey dressing, I didn't know they came clothed. And what the heck is a yam, anyway?

Kimberly Franklin said...

Love that picture! It is so true!!

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