Monday, November 20, 2017

My Thanksgiving Menu - Florida Style




This will be quite a different Thanksgiving this year. I usually am preparing for a big crowd of extended family with my table already set at this point, and preparations well underway. We will be celebrating our very first holiday at our new home in Florida and as I write this, one daughter is asleep in the guest room and another daughter and her fiancé will arrive tomorrow morning. It's really all I need to make it a wonderful day.

My menu will include all the traditional favorites and my daughters were very clear on keeping the menu that way. The amounts cooked will definately be smaller, but still enough, for plenty of leftovers. I usually try something new every year and it's usually the salad, since we have no traditional favorite. Everything else is tried and true; especially my mother's stuffing recipe. My menu is below, with links to some favorite and new recipes.


Egg Souffle


Mimosa Bar


Hot Chili Cheese Dip

Procuitto Wrapped Aspargus


Veggies and Spinach Dip

Spicy Garlic Shrimp



My Mother's Stuffing

Mashed Potatoes/Gravy

Green Bean Casserole

Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

Cranberry Apple and Ginger Chutney



Pumpkin Pie

Key Lime Pie

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!



  1. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here, looking at your menu, this seems a shame! I just looked up the Brussels sprouts salad. I think I am going to make this as an alternative to steam sprouts (which I don't like much). Enjoy the celebrations x

  2. I love the addition of the Key Lime Pie because it just screams Florida for Thanksgiving.

  3. Sounds perfect, Vicki. My kids are the same way-do not change the menu!


  4. Looks wonderful Vicki. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your girls.

  5. Your menu sounds delicious and I'm so glad your girls will be there for the holiday!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  6. Oh my yes . . .
    Everything sounds wonderful . .
    Shaved Brussel sprout salad sounds tempting . . .
    Key Lime pie . . . perfect for first Florida Thanksgiving . . .
    Happy Thanksgiving Vicki . . . for you, for all . . .

  7. YUM! If I leave now, I can make it:) Enjoy your family being together! HUGS!

  8. What time is dinner, I'll be over a few minutes before so I can chat a bit before digging in. Enjoy your family and Happy Thanksgiving.


Thanks for reading!
Comments are my favorite, so I can get to know you :-)

I always answer comments via email, but if your settings don't allow that, your reply will be here. (So come back to see my reply or check the box for follow up comments)

Michigan ➡️ Florida
family, books, gardening, palm trees, the beach, golf, up north, msu football, detroit tigers, walking with my dog, trying new recipes, musicals, BBC, martinis, yoga, lilly

Search This Blog

Follow on Bloglovin

about me (12) BBC (25) blog (34) books (171) christmas (90) cocktails (48) Diabetes (68) DIY (100) downsizing (22) empty nest (97) entertaining (68) faith (28) family (162) florida (126) florida house tour (12) food (291) friends (131) gardening (80) health and beauty (13) home (143) Let’s Cook Together (3) life (535) movies (11) my daughters (195) nana time (6) nature (50) pinterest (120) pinterest success (68) puppy (28) quarantine (18) reality tv (37) recipe redo (13) repurpose (2) sewing (4) shopping (23) sports (74) tv and movies (89) walking (50) wedding (27) yoga (14)


Designed by Munchkin Land Designs • Copyright 2012 • All Rights Reserved