Help Thanksgiving recipes needed!

I have cytoxan treatment on the 19th so thanksgiving day is out for me:-( so i thought i would have thanksgivi/g dinner on sunday before! I have never made a big turkey or a thanksgiving dinner. I want to make it memerable for my kids. If anyone has any recipes for anything that goes in a thanksgiving dinner please send.

I have loads pawpaw was a chef. depending on the size you can cook a turkey breast in a crockpot mix a stick of butter with poultry seasoning mrs dash salt and pepper. Cut slits in the skin and put the butter mixture up under the skin pocket you have made. Crockpot on low for about 4 hours, depending on the size of the breast. I still check on it occasionally and baste the bird with its own juice. I also have a kicken pumpkin pie with pecans and sage dressing recipes if you are interested

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Hello ward,

I hope it's a lovely special day for your family and you hit the goal you want to achieve with member's help.

Terri :)

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Thanks so much! I am writing them all down and i will let everyone know how it turns out:-) any sweetpotato ideas to throw in would be great!

Cranberry congealed salad (make the day before) Optional topping

2 large pkg berry jello 1 cup sour cream

1 apple chopped 2 T sugar

1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 t. vanilla

1can mandarin oranges (drain) mix together

1 can whole cranberry sauce spread over.

Dissolve jello in 2 cups hot water

Add remaining ingredients...stir

Add 2 cups cold water..stir

Refrigerate overnight

I have a great stuffing recipe you can stuff it in the turkey or make alone.

I package of breakfast sausage browned and drained

1 clove of garlic chopped

2 cups of chopped celery

1 medium onion chopped

3 peppers chopped ( your choice of color) I use orange,yellow and red

2 bags of store bought stuffing bread chunks

1 can of broth (you can use vegetable or chicken)

1 1/2 cups of french fried onions

mix well season with dash salt and pepper. Butter an oblong 13x9 pan, place mix in pan put pats of butter on top.

cook in 350 degree oven covered with tin foil for 30 mins, take tin foil off and put french fried onions on top, leave tin foil off put back in oven for an additional 15 mins. Enjoy!

Hello Ward,

Sounds like the members have helped in a large way and it will be lovely to hear how it goes. :)

ward0818 said:

Thanks so much! I am writing them all down and i will let everyone know how it turns out:-) any sweetpotato ideas to throw in would be great!

hungry jack instant mashed pototoes,,,use extra butter and put garlic salt in them to taste. Much easier than peeling potatoes with sore hands and everyone loves them. We do thanksgiving the saturday before thanksgiving every year because my kids always have so many places to go on thanksgiving. Doesnt matter what day it is or what how/what you make as long as you are all together. Have a great time!

well said Knick

I like to do dishes I can prepare a couple of days in advance and put in frig....cannot do it all in a day. And I have begun cooking what is easier for bought pie crusts, etc. Also the being together makes the memories. 1 hour after the meal people won't remember the things you cooked that took the longest. "Simple can be tasty...and is better...for YOU! Be kind to yourself.

Fayes right. there are a lot of grocery stores like Krogers, Meijers, and Giant Eagle. for about 35.00 they can make an all the trimmings meal for 4. I've used that option a couple of times and it was great and all I had to wash up was the plates and silverware. Good Luck

It's just lovely to hear how you all shop and prepare things...bless you all. :) xxx

So many great ideas:-) i just hope i will be feeling okay for people to come over. Chemo has knocked my white blood cells so low if any of the guests are sick i am in trouble. I guess i will have to spray each person with lysol as they walk threw the door like i do to my kids when they get home from school :wink:

Oh sweetie, Be real! I have had to learn the hard way, if you're not able, DON"T! I have always had a house full of friends and family for holiday longer. If my children come, they graciously do the cooking. My friends have accepted the fact I can no longer be the hostess.

When you want so desperately to do it....but cannot...the pressure and stress is enormous to your body. And truly it is not fun for you or your family if it makes you sicker. With having chemo, you must really stay away from airborne illnesses...which are prevalent at this time of the year.

If you insist on doing it...order in...go out to eat...or ask everyone coming to bring their favorite Thanksgiving dish. Give yourself a break. There will be another Thanksgiving next year for you to try again. File your recipes away.

Blessings on you....whatever you decide!!!


surgical mask, lysol and hand sanitizer! I think the worst thing about this disease is....sometimes you feel like doing/hosting something and you feel like you can handle it AT THAT MOMENT....but then you always pay for it later in the evening or the next day(or for several days). Sometimes I think it would be better if you just didn't feel up to doing it in the first place, so it wouldn't make you feel so bad if you chose NOT to do/host something. I don't know if that makes any sense! lol