Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup!

8 11 2012

Can you believe Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away? Holy smokes, this month is flying by! Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite holidays. A holiday centered around food? That just screams my name!

This year Thanksgiving will be a little bit different for me. It will be the first year I don’t head home to Jersey to spend a few days with my family. Instead I’ll be staying here in the (hopefully) warm south to celebrate with Bill! Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE spending Thanksgiving at home with my family- there’s the big high school football game to go to, friends that come over, and mom’s super awesome meal. But, I’m actually excited (and kind of nervous) to take charge of the day’s meal and start some new Thanksgiving traditions.

We’ll be at Bill’s place in Orlando and we’re inviting several friends over to spend the holiday with us. I want to make sure the day is a success, so I’ve started to plan a menu. However, I’m undecided if I’m going to take the plunge and make a turkey. Thoughts?
If I don’t make a turkey, I might make pumpkin gnocchi or some other pasta with squash.

But what I’m really excited about is the sides!

So far, I’ve decided to make:

Oh, and of course I’m making pumpkin pie!!

I’ve probably listed enough for our small group, but I’m looking for one more side to round it out. I’m considering my mom’s cole slaw, but I wanted to see what the blog-o-sphere could suggest.

So tell me, what’s your favorite Thanksgiving day dish (side or otherwise)? Link up below if you’d like!!