The Sackett Thanksgiving Menu

It’s Thanksgiving in America and you’re reading a blog post.  I’m assuming a few things about you at this moment:

1. You’re bored because you have family around that is driving you nuts.

2. You’re in a food coma and need the nice warm glow of a screen in your face.

3. You’re not in the U.S. and you’re working like a normal person.

Regardless, I’m thankful you stopped by. See what I did there?

Here’s the Sackett menu for today:

Lunch: McDonalds for the kids (It’s America and McD’s is open. USA, USA, USA!)

Hor’sdourves – Pre-Dinner: (cheese, crackers, chips, dips, shrimp cocktail, veggies)



-Stuffing (in a pot, it kind of grosses me out to stuff bread and spices into the bird and then scoop it out)

– Mashed potatoes (this is my wife’s job, she does the best mashed potatoes)

-Grandma Martin’s Homemade noodles with chicken (I make them myself from a family recipe)

– Texas-sized Rhodes bread rolls (they take five hours to rise, and they’re the size of a small loaf of bread, and I can eat ten of them!)

– Gravy (out of can or jar. I’ve never been good at making homemade gravy out of the turkey drippings with corn starch and such. Plus the jar/can stuff is always solid)

-Greenbean Casserole (the secret is adding soy sauce, and French style green beans because we are supporting France!)

-Grandma Sackett’s Cinnamon Cherry Jello (another family recipe, we have to make two pans of this because my oldest son eats one by himself. We do this in place of cranberry sauce)

-Key Lime Pie (my favorite)

-Chocolate Cream Pie (my wife and kid’s favorite)

-Pumpkin Pie (my oldest son’s favorite)

If you’re around, stop over. We’ll have plenty.  I only know one way of making Thanksgiving Dinner and it’s for twenty. We’ll have like eight.

Happy Thanksgiving!


2 thoughts on “The Sackett Thanksgiving Menu

  1. Happy Thanksgiving Tim! I’ll be making turducken, braised red cabbage, roast potatoes (we are not a mash family), Brussels sprouts in brown butter (we are supporting Belgium too) and julienned carrots. My gravy success rate is only about 60% but I’ll give it the ol’ college try. Pie will be pumpkin. Have an over-indulgent day and go Packers!

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