Hey! Happy Wednesday. Happy Thanksgiving Eve. Wait, that isn’t a thing, is it? Well, it totally should be. And we should probably get the day off work for it. Whose with me? Because we all know that food prep starts way before Thursday anyway. . . btw – isn’t it crazy how much cooking and planning goes into one! meal. Thank goodness there are always tons of leftovers. Smile

In honor of Thanksgiving Eve, I thought I would share the typical dishes that make up my family’s Thanksgiving dinner.

1. Turkey. Duh, right. Have you guys seen the Jennie-O oven ready whole turkey? As a member of Jennie-O switch circle team, I was sent one to check out!


A whole turkey that comes all ready to go in it’s own bag. Pretty amazing. All you have to do is poke a couple of holes in the bag and put it in the oven. I’ve always been super nervous about making my own turkey and screwing it up, but I am pretty sure I could handle putting it in the oven. . .


bahahahaha – they even call the bag “The fool proof bag.” Yup, perfect for me. Winking smile

2. Mashed Potatoes and gravy. My Mom rocks these out. But doesn’t this recipe for crockpot garlic mashed potatoes look amazing?

Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

3. Stuffing. Does your family call it stuffing or dressing? I think in mine we call it both, it depends on which recipe my Mom makes. . . My Grandma Christine’s recipe is dressing, but the other recipe Mom makes (Mark Consuelos stuffing recipe) is stuffing. Craziness. This year, we are trying something new. I am going to make this recipe.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pecan Stuffing

Double score for a crockpot recipe on Thanksgiving. Fingers crossed that I don’t ruin Thanksgiving.

4. Crescent rolls.

5. Canned cranberries. That no one really eats. . .

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

6. Corn.


7. PIE.


My Dad makes the best pies. His apple is amazing. Seriously, I wish I could send you a piece. .. but then there would be less for me, so I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it. Winking smile

What’s on your menu for tomorrow??

I am linking up with Peas & Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday this week!!

Finally, my winner (according to my random number generator – aka my husband) for the Les Mills Good Protein giveaway is AMY! <– check your email!!


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10 Responses to WIAW–Thanksgiving

  1. Two famous Thanksgiving dishes that can be made in the crockpot? How awesome is that. Makes for an easy clean up too.
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  2. Yum! All this food talk has me SO ready for Thanksgiving! 🙂
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  3. I love easier ways to do big meals! Crockpots and the Jennie-O turkey sound great! My brother in law is smoking the turkey this year. I can’t wait! I’m in charge of apps-cheese ball, veggie tray, and a meat and cheese platter made to look like a turkey are what I am making.
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  4. I’m pretty sure I burnt my pie this morning… (go figure, ha!) but that just means I can eat more potatoes, hehehe! And I think I call it both dressing and stuffing too, I don’t have a preference!
    Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted..A rude awakeningMy Profile

  5. Thanksgiving Eve is TOTALLY a thing- back in Philly Thanksgiving Eve was a big party night when all the kids came back from college and got together for lots of drinking! For non-drinkers, people sat at home and prepped. TOTALLY a thing!
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