When I found out that DH's family weren't coming to Thanksgiving this year (due to health issues of their matriarch) this cut my cooking and planning in half. I was disappointed they weren't coming, but tickled that Thanksgiving isn't going to be a 3 ring cooking circus. It's going to be my extend family and I cook a meal for them about every month. No biggie there.
I got so relaxed about it all I completely forgot that a little planning and prep was needed.
Hot Cranberry Cider
Homemade Dinner rolls
Cranberry Sauce, Jellied
Every thing will be made by me except for the canned jellied cranberry sauce. I just love it for some strange reason.
I don't like sweet potatoes and nobody has ever complained that there aren't any. I also don't like the green bean casserole frequently pushed this time of year. Sometimes I'll make a wild rice mushroom dish if I'm feeling ambitious. Frequently, we'll have a green salad too. It's a big meal and I plan for leftovers. That's why I get a big turkey. Everyone can take some home for sandwiches the next day.
On another topic I crocheted a hat to test a pattern for a designer this week. Here is a picture of the hat. This Jester doesn't like to be called a fool. :)