Let’s Look-Our Thanksgiving Menu

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We’ve been talking ALL THINGS THANKSGIVING this week and today is no different!  On this month’s Let’s Look with Shay we’re talking THANKSGIVING MENUS! 

Yes, this girl from the midwest is here for the mashed potatoes.

I’ve shared way too many times I have a thing with meat.  I’m not a vegetarian by any means but I’m super picky about meat especially chicken and turkey.  The Thanksgiving meats aren’t my jam BUT I’m here for the casseroles, mashed potatoes, and the dessert.  


We have family coming into town for Thanksgiving this year and if you do too, maybe this will help!  I worked on making our menu while they’re here earlier this week and decided I’d share our entire four days with you.

Breakfast-Shay’s Sausage Crescent Breakfast Casserole, Grandma’s Banana Bread-my grandma is the sweetest-she always sends goodies for us to enjoy even though she’s won’t be here, and fruit
Lunch-Tortellini SoupI found a similar soup years ago on Pinterest and have been making it ever since and sandwiches
Dinner-OUT for dinner!

Breakfast-Boo’s Breakfast Casserole-I often refer to my step-dad as “Boo” on this blog because once Ebby Lee was born that’s what he became.  He started making this breakfast casserole a while back and it’s so good.  Now is it good for me?  Absolutely not!  But it is delicious!  
(Cook one pound of breakfast sausage, mix in a block of cream cheese, add eggs {Tab prefers a lot so I do 12-15}, and any veggies you’d like…green chilies, onion, peppers, etc.  Bake, add shredded cheese and bake a little longer.  I basically do a lot of guessing when I make this since there isn’t an actual recipe.  I don’t know much about the low carb or keto diet but I think this would work for either of those.)
Lunch-THANKSGIVING MENU {keep scrolling to see the specifics}

Local girls-I always order our turkey and ham from Rudy’s BBQ in Allen.  You can order online or call it in, but they’ll have it smoked and we just reheat it on Thanksgiving day.  They are SO good and remember I’m not even a big meat eater.

My grandma’s Crockpot Chicken and Dressing…

We always make the chicken in the slow cooker the day before and have the cornbread made the day before as well.  So, Thanksgiving morning is just dumping into my slow cooker and letting it do all the work!  This is best served with canned cranberry sauce.  Yes, I said canned because I’m fancy like that.  

Green Beans on Steroidsanother family recipe passed down from my family.

This Brocoli and Rice Casserole makes me think of family holidays as well.  I’ve tried more than once to make a healthy version and it’s just not good.  Instead I only make this on Thanksgiving and maybe Easter…so it all evens out.  Right?

By the way, you know it’s a good family recipe when it says, “oleo”, instead of “margarine”.

Deviled Eggs-I always pawn this off on someone else.  My mom and Marla can both whip out some delicious eggs.  Mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and corn are usually on the menu as well but we make these just “normal”.  There’s not an old recipe card I have to share.  As well as Sister Schubert rolls…always!

This year I ordered a pecan and pumpkin pie from Emporium pies.  Again-local girls…they’re so good! And Marla is bringing chocolate pies so basically all the pie food groups are covered.

We always let the birthday kid decide the menu so…
Breakfast-Birthday donuts, sausage balls, and eggs were his request.
Lunch-We have a fun birthday outing planned over lunch.
Dinner-Grilling steaks and chicken with baked potatoes or maybe meatballs with baked potatoes.  #hesundecidedatthemoment  
And a birthday cake courtesy of Mrs. Carrie.

Breakfast-Market Street-our local grocery store has a little food court inside where they make breakfast plates, breakfast burritos, etc. and my family always enjoys a little Market Street breakfast.  THIS will be the day for that!  
Lunch-I’ll be serving my guests leftovers.  πŸ™‚

There you have it.  That’s what will be on our Thanksgiving menu for the week.  What about you?  Does your family have a special recipe they always make for Thanksgiving each year?  If so, please share!

Next month we’re wrapping up for the year by sharing our Christmas cards!
I hope you join us!

And I can’t let today pass without wishing all of those who serve or have served our country a HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY!  I’m so thankful for your service.

Two of our favorite veterans…

Grandpa Hency, my mom’s dad, and Bowen Hency’s namesake.  The best grandfather in the world right there, friends.

And Tab’s older brother, Brent. the one Tab has been looking up to since he was little.  

Thank you for your service.

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  1. 11.11.20
    Elspeth Mizner said:

    I love that you already have your whole week mapped out!! Super smart and everything sounds delicious!

  2. 11.11.20
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    So many yummy recipes on here!! I need to try Boo's breakfast casserole STAT!! It sounds delish!!

  3. 11.11.20
    Renee said:

    I have that same broccoli casserole recipe from my mom, but it does not say oleo. πŸ˜€

  4. 11.11.20
    Meagan said:

    Ummm…friend. You are missing that oyster dressing?!? Hahaha

  5. 11.11.20
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Renee-Hahahaha!!! It’s so good though, right?

  6. 11.11.20
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Meagan-I forgot to add-my girlfriend, Meagan, is bringing the oyster dressing! πŸ˜‰

  7. 11.11.20
    Emily said:

    For the crockpot casserole – is that a side or a main dish? Sounds like something I would like for a week night. Maybe snap a picture of what the final product looks like for us this year!

  8. 11.11.20
    Kimberly said:

    I remember the first time I went through my grandmother's recipes I had to call my mom and ask her what oleo is. My mom and dad never used it when I was growing up so I'd never heard of it.
    The last couple of years I have grown our turkeys from 2 days old. It's always fun. My in-laws aren't much on change so it's usually the same traditional menu (which I love). My family has the same main course and sides usually but the desserts always change year to year.

  9. 11.11.20
    Joanne said:

    That is so smart to map our your weekly menu with a crowd coming!

  10. 11.11.20
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Emily-I really think it could be a week night meal! I’d already thought this year we should use less chicken! If we have a small crowd, then I usually do this with turkey and no ham.

  11. 11.12.20
    Lori said:

    Sister Schubert rolls are to die for!!!πŸ˜‹

  12. 11.12.20
    Chrissy said:

    Erika, is that your handwriting on those recipe cards or your grandmother's?! It's beautiful!