Last updated on May 26th, 2018
Wow – over 1,200 entries for this random drawing! The winner, per Random.org, is Allison B., #772. Congrats, Allison! Send me a note with your shipping information, so I can send off your prize: a screaming green mixer!
All of us — Mr. Fox, Lily the Beagle, Camille the Thin Cat, Tiger the Fat Cat, and me — would like to wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving. And to thank you for reading this crazy website of mine, I’m giving away a gorgeous green mixer!
To enter the random drawing, just tell me what you’re doing for Thanksgiving. Are you…staying home? Traveling? Hosting/cooking a dinner? Whatever your holiday plans, just post ’em in the comments field below, and your name will be automatically dropped in the hat for a chance to win the KitchenAid mixer.
As for me, I’m lighting a fire in the dining room fireplace, and then serving up the following menu: (click highlighted text for recipes):
Caramelized Butternut Squash Soup (click here to watch me make this poetry in “real-time”)
Roast Turkey with Braeburn Apple Gravy
Cranberries with Red Wine and Ginger
Hominy au Gratin, from my recently published cookbook.
What’s that you say? You’d like to buy my cookbook? Why, thank you! Here’s how to order it.
No pumpkin pie for me this year. For dessert, I’m making this quick and luxurious Pumpkin Soufflé!
As always, I’ll use the little number generator at Random.org to select a winner. The winner’s name will be announced on Friday, November 24, so be sure to check back!
I look forward to reading your comments. And again, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
This giveaway is sponsored entirely by Kevin Lee Jacobs.
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Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving! We are grilling but also visiting with family throughout the day and weekend.
Cooking at home. No big gathering-just the husband, two kids and me. Keeping it all very low key.
Virginia Green says
Having Thanksgiving Dinner with my son, daughter-in-law, grandson and granddaughter. They live down the street from me so not far to travel. We’re sharing cooking but eating at their house. Traditional foods, turket, dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, salad, rolls – but our desert is always cheese cake in a wheel of different favored toppings bought at BJ’s Warehouse. Oh, and I live in Tampa, FL- maybe too cool for the A/C, but not cool enough for heat!
Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Lots of family coming to my house, its always a bit crazy and tons of fun.
Hope u have a great day too Kevin!
I’m going to my son’s house to celebrate for the first time with my new granddaughter! Should be fun, she smiles a lot 🙂
Suzanne Carmack says
Have a great Thanksgiving!
Donna Whitley says
We are at home with friends and family. We are grateful for our many blessings, especially our church community. We feel loved, supported and uplifted during this wonderful season of Thanksgiving. I love your blog. I always feel better after reading your comments!
Hope u have a great Tday too Kevin! I’m going to my son’s this year for a first time with my new granddaughter. She smiles a lot so it should be a fun time! 🙂
Sheryle G says
We are going to my daughters place for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.
Deborah Lumsden says
I will be staying home this Thanksgiving, alone with my gratitude and focus on my many Blessings! Sending you my Best of Wishes for a Grand Day of Joy and Happiness shared with those you hold most dear to heart!
Sincerest Regards, Deborah Lumsden
We are hosting the family this year in our new home! So much for which to be thankful.
Robin Van Vleet says
Travelling south to Massachusetts for dinner with my family ( and the chaos that always ensues! ) Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Susan Good says
Making cranberry sauce today. Having Thanksgiving at home with my sister and her family.
Staying home and cooking! Thank you for your beautiful blog, so inspiring.
Dorinda Uhl says
Just another over the hill and through the woods to my sister in laws we go. She does the turkey and dessert and the rest of the guest(family) brings sides. It makes for a lovely mix of who knows what will be brought but it is always way to much and simply yummo! I’m doing roasted squash, apples with a cranberry compound butter and sprinkled with roasted walnuts. The other side is simple enough, pearl onions and broccoli with gobs of butter.
I love your crazy blog. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. A small family get-together for me (and I don’t have to prepare the turkey). I’m taking Carrot Marinade and Chocolate Gooey Cake. My daughter is a chef, so there will be plenty of yummy food to savor. I only have an electric hand mixer, so this would be an awesome gift for me. Green is my favorite color!! Also, thanks again for sending me your martini glasses measurements…I purchased some and they are perfect…Cheers!!
I vote the Pommes Anna. I would like a change up from the mashers.
Robert Meehan says
I take care of my 89 yr old Ma and it looks like it’s gonna be just me and her. So I got a 3 lb turkey breast, gonna roast some root veggies, make some cranberry sauce and try a green bean casserole with mushrooms and stuff. (they actually sell French Fried Onions…who knew??) Dessert will be my apple pie with Haagen Das Vanilla Bean ice cream. I see the Hudson Valley got a dusting of snow already. I miss that area as I grew up down in Lake Carmel in Putnam County. We’re on the Eastern Shore of VA now and people are all talking about cookin’ up greens, gettin’ oysters and making stuff with figs. Feel like a stranger in a strange land. 🙂 Happy Holidays Mr Kevin and all of your housemates. 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy reading your blog. Especially love your garden and the changing seasons. I live in Oregon.
I would love to win this green mixer. It is so gorgeous and my favorite color! I also love reading your blog even though I’ve only made a couple of the recipes. You are fabulous, Kevin! Happy Thanksgiving!
Dea Edmondson says
Sharing cooking duties with my sister and family. Happy Thanksgiving!
heather bondy says
i work in a nursing home and i will be there with my other”family”–i will be spending time with my residents –espc those who have no family that visits– hope everyone has a lovely day 🙂
Peggy M says
Home with family and making the traditional turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and whatever else we can come up with! Wishing you and yours a joyful celebration and thanks for all the work and enthusiasm you put into making your blog a delightful place to visit!
I get to travel a couple hours to my Grandmother’s and we are going to cook our hearts out!
Two hour drive for early afternoon dinner with relatives. Home for an evening with friends in the neighborhood. It should be a great and most thankful day. Hope you have a great day also
I’m Canadian, our Thanksgiving took place a month ago (before there was snow on the ground). We are getting ready for Christmas!
Wising you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving! Looking forward to being with family!
This Grandma/ /Great Grandma is traveling a little bit north for a 3 day Thanksgiving stay with family. I am looking forward to spending a little time with them. Happy Thanksgiving to your household – hope you have a great day!
We are hosting annual family gathering of 26 people. Lots of fun and good times. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Wendy Wilde says
A quiet drama-free dinner with friends.
Wendy Wilde says
Dinner with the neighbors.
Staying home, cooking turkey for a late day dinner. Have our daughters here this year. That makes me happy. The stuffing and gravy makes me happy too.
Made pies and decorated cookies for harvest dinner at church so I may do lava cakes for Thanksging at home.
So Thankful I am able to cook this year and very thankful our daughters are close this year.
Enjoy your day of thanks Kevin.
Mary kearney says
Love your creativity
angela portnoy says
hi kevin and happy thanksgiving to you and yours. this thanksgiving is quite different than my past thanksgivings which I have hosted for years and have loved every minute, cooking, eating surrounded by my family. but this year my daughter is about to have my 1st grandchild, her due date was yesterday the 20th so we can’t really plan to have our usual holiday. but, I’m making, unless I’m in the hospital, turkey, homemade gravy, bourbon candied sweet potatoes, mashed but I’m dying to try your pommes anna. homemade cranberry sauce broccoli rabe fried eggplant, roasted red peppers, fresh mozz and my amazing stuffing too. love your website, so funny
Jeanne M says
I will be hosting my family this year, we usually take turns for holidays and special occasions.
Lisa Brown says
I am not traveling this year, just staying home to have a quiet dinner with my husband. Thanks for the chance to win, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving 🙂
jslbrown2009 at aol dot com
Laurene Stopford says
Happy thanksgiving! Heading to the beach for the holiday weekend.
Having a small celebration at home with my husband .. turkey and all the trimmings including pumpkin flan!
Staying home and Not watching football!
Possibly having spaghetti.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family and friends.
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin! Your fun and informative posts are something I am thankful for!
Pat L-G says
This is the first year in roughly 40 years that we are not hosting, nor going anywhere. It’s weird and very bittersweet. Our family was small to begin with and we lost some elder family members and our daughter will be elsewhere. I think I will take the day to try a totally new recipe so as to distract me from the oddness of it.
Liz Guyette says
We’ll be having the traditional meal, your cranberries, and copious amounts of wine. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Our celebration has been delayed to the weekend. On Thursday I am going to treat myself to TWO movies!!!
Making 6 pies for a charity for their dinner and making sides for my sister, who is graciously making dinner for our whole family. Wishing you, Mr. Fox and all the fur babies a wonderful Thanksgiving.
carol frederick says
We will be gathering with family and friends at the home of my brother and sister-in-law. Looking forward to some great home cooking
Laura Albrecht says
Thursday we will be staying home but Saturday we will be going to my brothers as he and his wife are hosting this year then Sunday, my children and grandchildren will be coming to our house. Three celebrations of Thanks!
We’re staying home and preparing Thanksgiving dinner for the three of us, Mom, Arthur and I. We’ll miss being with our son, daughter in law and grandsons, but we hope to see them in Chicago for Christmas with my brother. Bless you, Kevin and Mr. Fox, on this Happy Thanksgiving!
susan gortva says
home. nothing. might seem bad, but its not really. just my son and I now. I do love to cook and bake though. who knows I might buy some kerry gold butter and surprise myself. wish everyone a wonderful thanksgiving holiday, filled with magical essence of the season.
Gary T says
Staying home, cooking for eight. A couple of appetizers from KLJ, for which thanks.
Leisa Joan says
My man friend & I are making a small dinner for 9 (we usually do 20-40 as I have a large family) and dessert at my older sisters. Maybe some high school foot ball thrown in for fun. Happy Thanksgiving.
Dee Johnson says
So many great recipes! We are headed to the mountains this year to visit my in-laws for Thanksgiving! I can’t wait.
Beverly, zone 6, eastern PA says
Traveling 45 minutes south to my sister’s…taking a dessert and a bread, your Fougasse aux Herbes de Provence bread !! xoxoxox
If I win the screaming green mixer, I’ll give my old one to a friend whose understocked kitchen is woefully inadequate.
Stephanie C. says
I will be cooking the majority of dinner at home, then transporting it to my MIL’s house. I’m excited, because this is the first year that I’ve been able to take off the day before and do all my prep and baking ahead of time.
Claudia Graham says
Going to my daughter’s house for Thanksgiving, but taking dessert: pumpkin and cherry/pineapple. Happy Thanksgiving to your household.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Many Blessings!
Terri Fisher says
Cooking at home Wednesday, because we love leftovers. Traveling to daughter-in-law’s for Thanksgiving day.
Justine from Victoria BC says
Happy thanksgiving Kevin! Regards to your (remarkably furry) family too… The Silver Fox, Lily the Beagle, Camille the Thin Cat and Tiger the Fat Cat!! 😉
Going to my brother’s house and meeting the rest of the family there. Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!
Karen Aamodt says
Hi Kevin! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I also prepare a butternut squash soup and everyone loves it. Some years it has curry powder in it, other I add apples or pears, etc. Have fun and take lots of photos! And thank you for the Kitchenaid mixer giveaway even if I don’t win it!
Karen in Cincinnati
Home, cooking a tiny turkey breast and some homemade stuffing. How exciting… bah… but different than the usual Chinese we have lol.
Marie Gerkhardt says
Dinner at my in-laws on Thursday and then another Thanksgiving Dinner at my house Saturday. Have a Happy!
Lynne Hammes says
Spending a quiet day with my “frankenturkey” made up of my favorite parts – legs and wings. I will be enjoying the warm smells in my home as I watch the beautifully turning trees.
Sheryl Graves says
Once again, hosting my parents and a few friends for what I hope will be a fun but low-key holiday. (If only I can stop my mother from jumping up immediately after we finish eating and insisting that we need to start washing dishes, I will be a happy camper…she just can’t stand to see a mess on the counter…whereas, I am happy to wait…until the next day, if that’s the way it goes!)
We’re hosting brunch on T’giving, then going elsewhere in the evening. A pretty easy, laid-back holiday for us. Love, LOVE, L-O-V-E the green mixer!!!!
Mary Joan says
Heading to NE to Marblehead Ma . My son is a chef , so we will have a feast !!
Lucky me !
Kathy J says
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. My daughter and son in law live upstairs. It’ll be just the three of us with their dog Lenny, and my two cats Lexi and Monkey. I’m doing the cooking, and I don’t mind at all.
Jill Moore says
Happy Thanksgiving! We will be brining a turkey and baking a new pumpkin pie from MSL magazine for Nov 2017. I usually make sugared cranberries but may have to try your cranberry sauce with wine & fresh ginger! My 23 year old KitchenAid (white) is plugging along. As green is my favorite color, it would be most welcome in my kitchen!
Happy Thanksgiving!Im thankful for all your garden tips.
Gosh! Love your menu…..sorry people there’s a change in the menu posted earlier, haha that’s the breaking news to the fam!
Marilyn Frank says
Happy Thanksgiving! Lots to be grateful for, including your site.
I’m going to friends’ house, a first for me since I usually cook for at least 20 people. I’m going to make an appetizer—your recipe for zucchini cups. It seems perfect for a meal that will have many variations on carbs and bread and this recipe is free from all that.
Lisa Castro says
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! I’ll be going to my sisters home. She is an amazing cook. I’ll be doing some baking myself. Enjoy your day.
Cindy S. says
Happy Thanksgiving! I will be a guest this Thanksgiving. Looking forward to happy family time.
Somaia Mohamed says
I am going to Chicago to have Thanksgiving with my family. I will try to make a couple of your recipes above! Excited to try the souffle.
David A says
Tho old Hamilton Beach is wearing out and can’t afford a new one.
Debby Stone says
I am staying home and cooking for 3–one person with digestive problems, one picky eater, and one vegetarian. It’s a process!
The happiest of Thanksgivings to you and yours.
your book looks fabulous and I am looking forward to seeing it around in the bookshops. Your photos are always very good quality and so are your recipes. All the best in your endeavours!
Sandy Avery says
I am hosting my extended family in our half-renovated house. What’s a little sawdust among friends and loved ones? We have a kitchen again and I am very thankful for that. Thank you for your blog – it’s wonderful.
We will be having my crazy co-worker and her hubby over, never a dull moment with her around!
Staying home for Thanksgiving because it is all about the FOOD and I am the best cook I know! AND green is my favorite color. Love your blog and have been following for a few years now. Happy holiday to you and yours.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. My family and I will be spending the day with Family at Aunt’s house. We all breing a dish and pot luck it. I’ll be making a sweet potatoes dish, but haven’t settled on the final recipe.
Hosting 4 generations of family with a Southern Thanksgiving. Hope that your Thanksgiving is joyful. Love your blog.
Mary Jouver says
Thank you Kevin for all the inspiring newletters all year! So many wonderful recipes and tip to look forward to every week! We are staying home and having a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with family and some friends who do not have family to spend the holiday with! Hope your day is wonderful!
Having a friend over and we will have lunch on the Napa Valley Wine train. Very Grateful that we both survived the fires about a month ago!
Debi Krebsbach says
You have a wonderful Thanksgiving also.
We will be having some nice young men that just got out of jail
and have no place to go over to our home. One is a Chef and will be helping.
Should be fun.
Linda DiCioccio says
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
George C. says
We had our Thanksgiving about a month ago here in Ontario. However our friends from the states are up and we will be roasting a Capon and most likely go shopping and sight seeing on Friday.
Staying home this year! Should have lots of leftovers.
Mae Belle Cassel says
We are having the traditional turkey and dressing with all the sides and desserts for the extended family and several friends…..the best part of the holiday is the visiting!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of your wonderful family & furry friends.
We will be going to our daughters house for dinner this year. I’m bringing the mashed potatoes, and dressing.
Going to my ex-husband’s house with current hubby for a vegetarian Thanksgiving!
Dawn Wiencke says
THANKFUL to Mr. Fox, Lily the Beagle, Camille the Thin Cat, Tiger the Fat Cat, and last but not least KEVIN for sharing this item give away again !! All the best holiday wishes to you and yours as well. In our home, we’re having over a dozen family and friends… We’ve been prepping for weeks getting many many things done. Decorating, putting the menu together, unfinished projects … busy busy so that when all of our loved one’s come, they feel as if they had the most enjoyable day filled with an abundance of love and laughter. P.S. wish us luck that we are able to achieve this xoxo
Thanks for the chance to win Kevin!
It will be just the three of us and our dog.
But with your inspirations, I will cook enough for an army!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving:)
If it’s a nice day here in Clearwater…pack some Turkey, stuffing , cranberry and gravy sandwiches and head to the park with our Trixy (Cairn Terrier who is 16!)
I am thankful for you Kevin…love your recipes, videos, tips, etc…Happy Thanksgiving!!
Sherri Gallant says
I wish you the BEST thanksgiving! Canadian thanksgiving was in mid-October and I roasted a Turducken for my family – deeeelucious. God bless you, the Silver Fox and your furkins!
Kristin Breinholt says
We are headed to my in-laws for some family fun!
Judi Nemeth says
I have the gravy ready for thickening Thursday morning, stuffing finished and in the refrig for heating and adding more stock to the pot, again Thursday morning. Cranberry done and in dish, butter in dish, rolls bake Thursday and the ham will be going in the oven early Thursday morning. We will then pack it all up for the 1.5 hour drive to cousins home for 5 pm dinner… So glad I can do it all ahead (my portion of the meal prep) and ready for just the heat up and put in the electric heater-cooler to keep it warm… Happy Thanksgiving Blessings to all!
Nancy Olsen-Harbich says
My sister always hosts for Thanksgiving; I host the festivities for Christmas Eve. We will be heading up to her house as will many of my first cousins and their (now pretty much grown) children. It is always wonderful to see everyone and the feast – Magnificent! We are bringing home made pumpkin pie (from a real pumpkin, no cans for my hubby), homemade lemon bars (I have the very best recipe if you ever need one!) and a shrimp platter.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday!
Happy Thanksgiving! We are pulling out all of the stops this year and enjoying good food, fun games, football and lots of talk!
Diann MacRae says
Have a great Thanksgiving! Just my son and I this year and of course Eirick the Elkhound and cats Sascha and Samantha. I don’t even know what I’m cooking yet but we’ll enjoy it.
I’ll be driving 120 miles north to my niece’s home for Thanksgiving dinner with her family and in-laws. Will take my favorite candied sweet potatoes recipe.
Making that cranberry sauce because more wine, please!
Travelling but wish I wasn’t 🙁
Headed to a family Thanksgiving of 75. With that many people, the selection of food will be amazing and then I’m sure I’ll end up in a food coma.
Darcie Rzomp says
I am going to my daughter’s home which will be about 35 people for dinner. This year is extra special, triplets were born and this will be their first Thanksgiving. So thankful!!
Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin. We will be traveling to California to celebrate with the family. So looking forward to playing with the grandchildren and visiting with my “children”. Do enjoy your recipes, gardening tips, (hallelujah for your tips on winter gardening!). Enjoy life.
Linda Wursten says
Love you too Kevin, and Happy Thanksgiving. My husband and I are celebrating Thanksgiving with our church family. Too much cooking for just two of us, so we have a potluck with other church families. Always so fun because people bring so many different things. Good friends, visiting, and good food – lots to be thankful for.
Staying home, cooking and hosting for family. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.
It will be a low key Thanksgiving here on the Oregon coast and WOW is that mixer green!
Lori Mancini says
We are having a quiet (Hopefully) dinner at home. Just a couple people. My husband is doing a slow roasted ham. To go along with that we are having green beans, spaghetti squash, and (because hubby loves them) smoked gouda mashed potatoes. I am making an apple pie tomorrow as the oven will be in use most of Thursday
Our family of four is staying home and celebrating Thanksgiving Day alone for the first time ever–and we’re excited about it! None of us are big turkey fans, so we’re cooking up all of our favorite sides. Looking forward to trying your pumpkin souffle recipe as well. Yum! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Just staying at home and having a quiet Turkey Day. I am trying out a rustic pumpkin custard with rum however, and rum in baked goods is always delicious.
Lauryn MacGregor says
Actual Thanksgiving will be at a new friend’s house with cornish game hens instead of turkey. We will have our little family one at home on Saturday with the turkey and all of the trimmings. I hope that you and yours have a wonderful Holiday.
I share my birthday this year with the turkey! My sweet daughter is making dinner for us. What a lovely birthday gift that scrumptious green mixer would be❣️
Christine D says
Hosting friends and family at our house for a Vegan Thanksgiving.
Green is my favorite color and I badly need a new mixer.
My son, his girlfriend and I are having a very comfortable dinner with my oldest sister. It will be a relaxing day.
Alex Nielsen says
Cooking the dinner, but at my mother in law’s house!
Marijo a wunderlich says
My daughter is in Europe on college int’l term. So, I’ll share T-giving with good friends and their kids and I know the food will be tremendous. Hope your day is fantastic!
suzanne H says
I’m making the ham for my side of the family to be held at my nieces. Also bringing the vino and a side to my HH side on another day.
Staying home for Thanksgiving. Hosting/Cooking with one of our 4 children and his family. Planning on a lovely, stress free day.
Ben Adams says
Having ham and wild rice soup!
Heading to my brothers an hour away for a traditional Thanksgiving! Have a great holiday!!!
Camping in the Nevada desert, bring all the goodies with us!
Have a very happy Thanksgiving and thanks for all your awesomely fantastic tips, recipes and humor
candi baker says
We will be staying home and cooking some treats for afew of our elderly and disabled friends that cant cook for themselves..as we do on a weekly basis ..I bake alot and a stand mixer would be nice…we”my teen daughter and I are struggling after loosing my husband..her dad..and also her sister recently….so doing for others keeps our minds off our sadness !
jon Brierton says
Home. Alone. Again.
Happy Thanksgiving ! We are heading to our son’s for the day. Looking forward to spending the holiday with all the family. Safe travels to all !
Baking good old casava cake and helping my hubby cook the turkey, then we’re off to the cousins for the holiday
Susan Alli says
Trying not to squabble too much with my two daughters who both want to cook! I’ll be staying out of their way which means in the garden! Yippee for me! I started this tradition years ago when they were teenagers and too cool to get dirty. ” Alright ,alright I’ll go do the yard chores, you guys make the food.” Worked like a charm and a win-win for all. Don’t mind doing the dishes as long as I can stay out of their way. Duck, with mixed grains, borage,kale,nettle greens with bacon and pine nuts,butternut squash w/GF stuffing, Colcannon, and of course the green bean casserole. Key Lime fudge and Sweet potato pecan pie. YUM Happy Thanksgiving Kevin and ALL, thanks for all you do.
Mary M V says
Happy Thanksgiving to you and the whole family. I will be visiting this year no cooking for me. Try not to eat too much, but as I always say you can eat anything as long as you are walking. So take a dessert for a walk!
We will be with friends & family locally for a late afternoon dinner . I’m in charge of dessert. Friday we will bbq a turkey for us!!
Linda B says
At my mom and dads right next door. My kids and grandkids will be there
Diane Human says
Traveling just a bit south to be with friends and taking along a fabulous dinner salad. Would love to win the green mixer as I’m still using my mom’s antique Betty Crocker hand mixer from 70’s…it is limping along and I’m not retiring it until its last “spin”…and my favorite color is green! Have a lovely holiday and my all means, enjoy the fare with family and friends:)
Caitrin McCormick says
Fergus the Brave, my six pound guard dog, and I are kicking back and serving smoked turkey, caramelized turnips and onions and mashed sweet potatoes. Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!
Dorothy Loose says
Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving. All the best to you and your house.
Love your blog.
Christa Lemons says
We are having dinner here with our daughter and granddaughters. My husband is smoking our brined bird while the rest of us make sage dressing, home made noodles, roasted root vegetables, deviled eggs and a garden salad. Pumpkin, cherry and DARK chocolate pies. Love Tday.
Mary Leach says
We are having a small family gathering at one of my daughters’ house. The immediate family will be there. We get to visit with our grandson who went off to college this year. I expect a great time for all of us.
Thank you, Kevin, for this blog that is always full of great information and inspiration.
Wow, how can there be so many contest entrants ALREADY! I just got the email! So, thank goodness the meal is not at my house because I would have to put significant work into dusting, vacuuming, and scrubbing porcelain in bathrooms. But guilt did persuade me to bring almost half the meal for 13 people at my brother’s house so I’m making a brown sugar cranberry tart, a Thanksgiving slaw with cranberries and almonds, an entire turkey breast (from an organic farm in Maine – just “prepared” for the oven on Monday), three bottles of wine, and sweet potatoes.
Homemade soup and a movie on Thursday. Cousins and a friend over on Saturday for turkey, wild rice, cranberry chutney, cornbread and sausage dressing and veg. Pumpkin pie for dessert, of course!
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin!
This year we are having dinner catered in. It’s a first for our family. Noone had the time to cook this year!! Most importantly, we will all be together and enjoying the love and warmth of family and our
Donna Wolfe says
I’m making Thanksgiving dinner for my daughter and her family in Chile!
Daniela C. says
My family and I are going to celebrate Thanksgiving at home, with 2 more families. We are going to share different recipes that day. and surely we will have a great time because we have planned several activities for all ages. =D
I’ll be going to church in Boston and then dinner at my sister’s. I bring wine and some smoked salmon from Alaska. Blessings to you and all your 2-legged and 4-legged family members!
Audrey Topper says
I’m cooking and bringing food and dessert over to my parents at Camphill Ghent.
Lin Flynn says
Doing the big family Thanksgiving at my daughters but will have an intimate Thanksgiving with my husband on Saturday. It’s our favorite time of the year.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Maryann Massar says
I’m cooking at my home with a modest amount of guests, only 7 of us! I don’t mind, I love to prepare this wonderful meal! You have a wonderful day too and I absolutely love your window garden and am looking forward to getting your book for a Christmas present.
Carol Rehme says
I am passing the drumstick to the next generation: this year, my daughter is hosting family for Thanksgiving dinner.
I’m contributing MY cornmeal yeast rolls and YOUR cranberries with ginger!
Happy Thanksgiving! Spending it with my husband. Fixing recipes from your blog!
Kathie Johnson says
Happy Thanksgiving! My family is gathering at my sisters this year it’s her turn to host. I love family gatherings!
Marie Prince says
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Kevin. We will be celebrating Thanksgiving with just the immediate family gathered around the table and feeling truly blessed this year for good health and the love only a family can offer.
My family will be heading around the corner to my sister’s house and everyone will be bringing food to share at our Thanksgiving meal. I am sure there will be too much to possibly eat .
Rebekah Zhuraw says
My daughter and I are having Thanksgiving with my across the street neighbor and her daughter! We both recently bought our homes and have found each other for that quick cup of coffee or glass of wine, and now we are having Thanksgiving together! I will be looking through your recipes for something CHOCOLATE to contribute for dessert! Thanks for your generosity and humor!
GRATITUDE for all of your Cooking Clarity Kevin… I truly enjoy the unpretentious portrayal of your love of Cooking! ❤️ We are sticking close to home and hoping the weather cooperates for a walk after the feasting. ✨ ✨✨✨✨
Blessings to you and all your 2-legged and 4-legged family members!
BETTI FLETCHER says
It’s just my one grown son and me so this year he is taking me out to a restaurant where they are serving all you can eat turkey, ham, leg of lamb and/or roast beef for $17.95. Can’t beat the price. I do miss the days of lots of family and cooking for them.
Rita Wuebben says
Happy to have our kids and their families home! We’ll have 15 for turkey dinner and the fixins!
Darla M. says
My husband, daughter and I are headed to my ex sister-in-law’s house. (Divorced her brother but stayed friends with her for over 40 years now!) I’m baking three pies as my contribution to what I’m sure will be a fabulous dinner.
Dianne McNeal says
I have all the ingredient to make your apple gallette for Thanksgiving and am so excited! The crust sounds so easy. Thank you for posting.
Linda King Pruitt says
I share my birthday with the turkey this year. My sweet daughter is doing the cooking for us. What a lovely birthday gift that scrumptious green mixer would be❣️
Grammie Pam says
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin,
Each week when I receive your email I feel like one of my brothers is emailing me to check in and share what is happening in their life that week.
I have also made many of your recipes . Each one feels like I am making a recipe from someone in the family that they enjoy so much they want to share it.
Your Lavender short bread cookies has to be one of my favorites and the memories that go with it . I made that recipe with my grand daughter Lily on a warm summer day and we both enjoyed tasting the fresh lavender that we placed on top that had just been picked from the flower garden.
Thank you for making recipes that are so tasteful along with great directions .
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving,
James Voyles says
We have gathered all six grandchildren and five of their significant others from all over the country, plus our daughter and us, so we’ll be fourteen for dinner AND our oldest and youngest granddaughters are doing all the cooking, so my wife can relax and enjoy the family.
*Happy Thanksgiving Kevin to you and your family….and to all of your dedicated readers!* Love your blog…your beautiful home and gardens, your scrumptious food and your *zest* for life! 🙂 Thank you for your very generous giveaway! 🙂
Making Thanksgiving dinner for our two Siamese cats, Finn & Gracie, maybe a little bit for ourselves and the human children.
We’re celebrating Thanksgiving on Friday this year because my youngest daughter is a 911 dispatcher and has to work on Thursday. I’ll be cooking on Friday for my oldest daughter, her husband, my beautiful new (first!) grandchild, my dispatcher daughter and her boyfriend, and my ex-husband (who always seems to show up for holiday meals LOL). I’m making turkey, sausage sage stuffing, gravy, potatoes, yams, peas, rolls, and my favorite – homemade cranberry-orange sauce. Kids are bringing the pies and the adult beverages!
That gorgeous green Kitchenaid would make this all so much easier 🙂 🙂 🙂
Michael Goins says
Cooking here for the youngest kids – 29 and 35. Trying to eat Keto as much as possible (low carb) and doing a lot of recipe work. Had a friend move to China to teach and she left us her big mixer but then they returned so we gave it back. Miss it and the green mixer would look wonderful here!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and the Silver Fox (and of course, to Lily!).
Happy Thanksgiving; I will be playing tennis then eating turkey.
Shame on me! I just bought a huge pumpkin pie from Sam’s Club.
Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin and all your fabulous readers!
We’re going to my daughter’s house about one hour away “in the country.”
She just had identical twin daughters, our first grandchildren, one month old), and Thanksgiving will be very special this year. The rest of our family will be joining us to celebrate this wonderful
holiday with our very grateful family. Blessings to everyone.
Angie Scharnhorst says
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family! We’re going over the river and through the woods (via interstate) to celebrate. I’m bringing the pies. I’m always happy when I have a chance to bake!
Spending Thanksgiving with family in the Boston area. Extended family and friends come, so we will have around 35 or 40 for a huge buffet dinner. Everyone brings something, so the food is always fabulous! Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful – the food is guaranteed to be delicious if it is Kevin doing the cooking!
Sherry Pace says
Happy Thanksgiving from SE PA. We will be going to my husband’s cousin’s home. We are taking homemade dinner rolls and rum raisin sweet potatoes. Her husband likes the cranberry sauce from the can, but I’m going to make a batch of yours too to try to convert them! There are several wine drinkers so it should be a hit. Hoping you and your family: The Silver Fox, Lily the Beagle, Camille the Thin Cat and Tiger the Fat Cat have a superb day. Judging by the menu, it will be wonderful. Thank you so much for your blog, recipes, wit & humor, and generosity.
Loui Nossaman says
This is my favorite holiday, I hope everyone enjoys the day and friends.
Joining a group of friends for a Thanksgiving potluck. I’m bringing pecan pie and chocolate chess pie.
WE ARE HEADED TO BEAUTIFUL RIVIERA MAYA FOR 9 DAYS!!! Cannot wait. Already had Thanksgiving at work so I’m good and Karisma El Dorado Casitas Royale is the best resort we’ve ever been to and the safest I’ve ever felt in Mexico. A tad pricey but totally worth it!
Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin and all your fabulous readers!
We’re going to my daughter’s house about one hour away “in the country.”
She just had identical twin daughters, our first grandchildren, one month old, and Thanksgiving will be very special this year. The rest of our family will be joining us to celebrate this wonderful
holiday with our very grateful family. Blessings to everyone.
Kevin, thank you for sharing your lovely home and recipes with us. It will be a small Thanksgiving this year, but a huge Christmas! Family are all spread out ( Boston, the Netherlands, North Carolina, and Maryland) and it is too expensive to get together more than once.
Teri B says
Looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with my Mother and my husbands 92 yr old Mother. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
susan carey says
We will be going to my brother and sister in law’s house to celebrate Thanksgiving. They don’t live far from me so easy car ride. I plan on making the desserts, pumpkin pie, chocolate mousse and some other dessert. My oldest nephew is here with my grand niece so it will be extra special this year. Happy Thanksgiving!
Just staying home and cooking the traditional stuff…I’m having some health issues, so I hope I get through it!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Toni Burgau says
Thank you for the opportunity to enter the random drawing. Love the bright green color.
We are traveling a short distance to be with family and enjoy good food and good
conversation. Everyone have a safe trip and enjoy the Holiday and whomever you are with.
Happy Thanksgiving! I’ll be at my sister’s enjoying the fact that all I have to bring is the champagne.
I’m making three vegan dishes to take to a large family get-together;
Happy a happy one!
Colleen Boudreau says
I’m just staying home and having Thanksgiving dinner with my immediate family.
I made your kale pesto and I followed you ever since – SO good. Happy Thanksgiving to my friends down south. I must say I do you like celebrating Thanksgiving in October as it gives a few more weeks space from Christmas. Happy Thanksgiving to all in North America and no matter when you celebrate – a wonderful time to express gratitude, eat a fantastic meal (my favourite) and spend cozy time with family and friends.
Brian from Cleveland says
Hi Kev, I got assigned dessert duty. I’m making a “pie-cake-en,” to go with the “tur-duck-en.” So far I have baked a pumpkin pie into a spike cake, a pecan pie into a chocolate fudge cake, and a caramel walnut apple pie baked into a yellow cake. I will make cream cheese icing tonight (would help a lot to have that nice green mixer…hint) and assemble. Then tomorrow cart it off to spend with family in Detroit. I have frozen each layer so that it hopefully stays in cake tier form. I’m packing a trifle bowl just in case.
Linda Sanders says
Down here in Baja California we have lots of friends with whom we celebrate. Most of our families are far away, so we get together and have tons of food (and not just a little bit of wine), laughter and tales of our past shared Thanksgivings. This year it will be HOT, even here at the beach. Guess we won’t be wearing formal dress and tiaras. Well, tiaras maybe. Enjoy your day!
We are going to my niece and her family’s house to enjoy the day!
Elizabeth & Dan Foster says
We will be spending Thanksgiving with my daughter’s family. There will be nine of them, plus in-laws. It should be a wonderful gathering. We will not be speaking of anything political so we don’t lose our appetites and we can all be thankful for one day of the many blessings we have.
Grace and Peace,
Karen Fremerman says
Going to my sister’s cabin for the day!
Thanks for the opportunity to win. Going to have a quiet night in with just my spouse.
Mary V. says
To my nieces house we go. Bless her heart for hosting every year!!
Maureen Spitz says
We’re joining my cousin and her family for Thanksgiving – and bringing something exciting to augment the traditional – and fabulous – entree and sides. I think your site – and cookbook – may have just what I’m seeking. Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin and family!
Tricia B. says
My sister-in-law is bringing the turkey, and I just made your red-wine ginger cranberry sauce. As it happened, I had recently bought a jar of cranberry honey, so I used that! Sauce was delicious warm. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
Peg McKenna says
My son and daughter in law are hosting both families this Thanksgiving. Looking forward to just taking a pie and sweet potatoes.
I own a small retail shop and will actually be working most of the day on Thanksgiving. My strategy is a dry brine on our turkey tonight and I’m very excited to try your cranberry sauce with red wine and ginger. I made a batch of salal berry wine that will be perfect in your recipe! Cheers to you Kevin!
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving, Kevin! We are staying home, baking, and spending time with family. Lots to be thankful for!
My fur-kids and I are having a low-key Thanksgiving at home. I will be roasting a duck (saving the rendered fat for roasting potatoes & veg in weeks to come!), stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, and “Celestial Celery” (a throwback to the 1970s! I’ve got a huge bunch of organic celery, so need to chip away at using it!). For dessert, an apple crisp with sharp cheddar in the topping. I recently moved, so need to keep unpacking and settling into my ‘new’ place… A wonderful Thanksgiving to you and your’s, dear Kevin!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your whole family Kevin. Thank you for all the great information and recipes to share with us 🙂
Roslyn Strohl says
Well, I will cook for a dear friend and her son who will be arriving by train, which can be erratic, so I want to cook after he arrives. We will have turkey cutlets crusted with mustard aioli and pecans, teeny roasted potatoes, Southern greens.
We will begin with yummy local cured salmon and end with your pumpkin soufflé . We will have temps in the mid 80’s here, so a seasonal jewel fruit salad may creep in there someplace.
Thank you for the sweet and peaceful life you share. Gratitude, Kevin.
Casey C says
making the apple and pecan pies to day. pumpkin pies tomorrow. doing a free-range roasted chicken rather than turkey since there are only 2 of us this year – no family members coming. still will have the mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, and a big colorful green salad.
As always, enjoy your thoughts, tips and tours of the house and garden.
Hope you and yours have a wonderful time celebrating. Is there snow yet in upstate NY?
Emma Limber says
My plans will lead my husband and myself to my brother’s home to celebrate with his wife, children and their extended family. A gathering that will exceed 30 adults and too many young ones to count. So, enough to say it will be a party. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
Jennifer West says
Hi Happy Thanksgiving! I’m staying home and cooking a turkey with all the trimmings. Going to spend quiet day with my husband and dog.
I started cooking last night. I’m not hosting, but taking some dishes to pass at my daughters house. Happy Thanksgiving!
Looking forward to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with my husband and my Mother.
My oven is on the intermittent fritz and we are hosting the turkey dinner so it’s going to be interesting. Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving day!
Irene Wilkinson says
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
vivian gerard says
happy thanksgiving kevin i spent it having dinner with my family in bc canada in october
Vicki Byrum says
My son is having Thanksgiving this year and will be cooking a ham and turkey breast with all the fixin’s. I will be bringing the dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, and an apple crumble with local apples from an orchard, for dessert. He also makes pumpkin and cherry pie so it’s a challenge to taste everything by the end of the day, but that’s my goal! Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!!!
My whole family goes to my moms house with kids and dogs and all and we just spend as much quality time as we can. We watch the parade and football and Charlie Browns thanksgiving. We spend the day reminiscing and enjoying and laughing (and fighting ) until we drop one by one back to our real lives.
Susan Romasco says
Coking pies and apps to bring to family gathering,hope yours is as nice as mine will be.
Staying home and cooking for 15 of my family. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Wish I was coming to your house 🙂
How wonderful! I’d love the green mixer for my birthday, November 24th
Happy & Delicious Thanksgiving
Sherry B says
Our thanksgiving was before all this snow fell. Hoping everyone enjoys their thanksgiving dinner.
Green! My favorite color! Thank you for offering, Kevin. Even if I don’t get it! 😉 We will be at home with family. Cheeseboard appetizer. Turkey stuffing and all the trimmings. Apple pie with ice cream and cheddar cheese.
Cheryl Hodges says
Thanks Kevin, I love your blog. From the plains of northern Montana
Robin Zavodsky says
Hope you, Mr Fox, and the cats have a good Thanksgiving. Looks like the food will be great! As for me, it’ll be my husband, our son and me. No stress this year. (You have a lot of comments to read.)
Kevin always appreciate and look forward to your blog!! I live in Canada but heading to Houston Texas to spend Thanksgiving with my sister and her family!! That green mixer is just delicious !!
MaryAnne Gartner says
The constant in life is change! Since we now have married grandkids that we must share with others, we will have a Sat. Thanksgiving feast rather than Thursday but still be in the state of gratitude for all we have always.
I’ll be making some of your butternut squash soup, I have so many!
Sandra Johnston says
Will be hosting the Thanksgiving for my family, there will be 11 of us. Strange how our small house shrinks with the adult kids and the 5 Grands. Will be an active, fun day!
Having dinner with our son and his family in the Poconos! Happy Thanksgiving to all!
This year I will be only cooking/baking a few dishes. Thanksgiving is at my sister’s house so I can take it somewhat easy and for that I am thankful!
Melanie L. says
Hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house though with a smaller group than usual. There will be 10 of us.
Staying home and having y 94 year-old mother over. Why don’t we ever see the cats? Does Lily keep them at bay?
Peggy Buchanan says
I am visiting with some family in the morning and then spending the rest of the day at home having a quiet Thanksgiving. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin!
I’m hosting and cooking a turkey for the first time!
Kalyan Vajapeyajula says
Family visiting from out of town. Cooking at home.
Happy Thanksgiving! Meeting at my sister’s house with the Chicago family and my 98 year old father. We all love to cook, so this is truly a family celebration.
mary m says
Being in Canada, our Thanksgiving is already past… but ours included a weekend at our ‘second family’s’ cottage and a wonderful meal.. and of course in Newfoundland, that means salt beef, and pease-pudding in a pudding bag- cooked along with all the root veggies in that yummy broth, as well as roast turkey and all the trimmings…… and I won’t even get started with the homemade desserts… ‘wait for it all year! (well, till Christmas anyway.. when we do a repeat…!)
and btw… my mix-master just gave out, so looking forward to your draw.. fingers crossed!
have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Kevin ‘.just love your recipes..especially your fun descriptions making them!
Its my Dad’s 92 birthday and we are staying home and having dinner with him.
Joey B. says
Making a mandarin orange bunds cake and going to friends for a quiet dinner.
LeeAnne Smith says
After a special Gentle Flow yoga class with my favorite teacher Wendy, I will be grilling a Turkey Breast and cooking my favorite Thanksgiving dishes and! have plans to make your pumpkin souffle (LOVE pumpkin!)… other than that, I will be watching movies and starting a new painting. I have a skinny wide canvas waiting… I hope the tryptophan doesn’t knock me out before I can get some paint onto that canvas!
Happy Holiday to you and your beloved family,
LeeAnne & Sammy Smith
Having Thanksgiving dinner with all my favorites. Your cranberry dish looks very inviting and may appear on my table. I found a pumpkin pie recipe for a crustless pie putting glutin free flour into the mix to form a more solid base. I have not been the best pie crust maker and now having to use gf, it has become a disaster. This works pretty well.
Thank you Kevin. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’ve had recent back surgery so our family dinner will be very low key!
Robin Zavodsky says
Oh no, how could I forget Lilly?
kathleen salmons says
Staying home this year! I would love to have a green mixer to keep me company… It’s the same color as the Grinch! LOL 🙂
Nancy Sholtey says
Kevin, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your loved ones…furry and not so furry.
This is the 6 th Thanksgiving without my lovin man ( cancer took him away from me) but I am so blessed to have a wonderful daughter, son in law and grandchildren and we will spend this beautiful day in the mountains, here in Georgia ( blue ridge) curled up in chairs around a huge outside fireplace made of native stones and boulders, that itself is almost 100 years old and still stands.
Old wooden table beside the fire will serve us well, laden with candles and and sumptuous southern home cooking. Nestled in the woods, I wish everyone could enjoy such a day…an outdoor mountain Thanksgiving.
May God richly bless everyone !!!
I will just stay home. Family is in Puerto Rico and couldn’t come here 🙁 My heart will be with them on Thanksgiving.
Peggy Ma says
Would love to be filling the house with delicious Thanksgiving aromas…but due to family schedules will be meeting family at a Chinese buffet (shades of “Elf!”) an hour from home. I love your recipes–and am also a fan of lemon curd and butternut squash–in anything!
Bobbie Mitchell Treadway says
My mom is getting out of the hospital today and headed to rehab for physical therapy after surgery. She’s been in the hospital since September 19. I will be having thanksgiving with her and spending the entire day celebrating being thankful.
linda Hulsey says
hi Kevin been reading your emails and going to your website for yrs and love the recipes.
thursday we are baking a ham with baked sweet potatoes and cornbread dressing. only our son will be here, the rest of the family will be in a town called black Mo. with their other side for turkey dinner. So Sat we will bake a Turkey with stuffing candied yams corn and greenbeans mashed potatoes and gravy and of course home made cranberry sauce, the family will be home for a belated dinner saturday. Pie is for desert Pumpkin of course. cant wait to cook 2 meals lolll.
Pamela McRae says
Hubs and I will dine at my daughter’s house, just a few blocks from ours. Her husband will cook a delicious meal, as he does every year, and our two grandsons will entertain us and share their passion for football with Grandaddy. I just made your cranberry sauce–with the wine and ginger–and you’re right. It’s delicious. I love it when things are easy and yummy and pretty to look at to boot. Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. (Who is Mr. Fox?)
Sandra Paul says
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin. My parents has not been feeling well so I will be the one who helps with the meal prep. I can’t wait as I know my mom has a lot of secrets to cooking the Thanksgiving meal. I have two boys who both work in the medical fields and will work in order to let others have off to be with their families and that is the best blessing my husband and I have. My grown boys make my heart happy.
I should be ashamed to confess this — we are going to a nice old-fashioned Inn in Vermont, and I’m not cooking a thing!
Denise Atkinson says
Let us give Thanks. Let us practice Gratitude.
Kevin, love ‘coming here’ and vicariously enjoying your lifestyle.
Keep ’em coming!
Peace & Love……..Denise
Staying home–I need the break! (It’s been a grueling semester.)
The whole family will be gathering for a festive Thanksgiving dinner. After the dinner we will be making our own little Christmas trees, cut from paper in all colors to chose from. Should be lots of fun and even the guys are going to join in. lol If you would like a glimpse of the trees, you can see them on my blog here http://cardsbygeyda.com/
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Terri Akin says
My husband, John and I always have friends from our English Country Dance community for our Thanksgiving feast, those who don’t have anywhere else close to go. This year we are having 22. Big turkey, 2 kinds of stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy (I’ll have it for breakfast for the next week!), sweet potatoes, broccoli casserole, green salad, rice casserole, and other vegeys. Desserts: pecan pie, pumpkin pie, a weight watcher’s peach cobbler, chocolate gingerbread bundt cake with Devonshire cream, and assorted other dishes people will contribute.
I am traveling to my sons home 5 hrs away; I’ll be contributing to the feast. Only 5 of us this year. Looking forward to some relaxation afterwards. Taking a long weekend.
PS That mixer would of clashed with my 1950s ugly green and white speckled floor. Good thing I replaced it a couple weeks ago 🙂
Headed for Hilton Head where the first preparation will be to make your delicious sounding Caramelized Butternut Squash Soup. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, being reminded of how exceptionally fortunate we all are to enjoy this and many other luxuries.
We are having our traditional family dinner.
Happy thanksgiving, Kevin!!!
Marie Morgan-Roth says
Celebrating with friends and family, what else? Oh yeah, and cooking of course! Happy Thanksgiving Kevin!!
Patricia Sennott says
We are going to our good friend Sally’ S home and I am bringing your special cranberries. John is making corn pudding. Happy thanksgiving!!
Sherri R says
I am having Thanksgiving brunch with my brother. They will be leaving town at 11:00 for their 30th anniversity,and I will babysit their dog for the long weekend. Dec 2nd will be our Thanksgiving dinner.
Lauren Ziemski says
My mom is in town to visit her newest granddaughter, so it’s a small gathering this year. That won’t prevent us from making food enough for 40, however. Very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
We are traveling to Chicago to celebrate Thanksgiving with my husband’s family. His aunt and uncle host it and they just turned 90. There will only be 40 this year. There have been 60. We will see 4 out of our 5 kids and our three grandchildren. We love this time and have been going for over 35 years. Relatives come from California, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas and Washington. We know it won’t last forever but we cherish each moment. Blessed thanksgiving to you!!!
Virginia L Kipps says
Staying home and cooking! Should be a nice quiet day.
Hello! My family will be coming to my house to celebrate Thanksgiving. It is one of my favorite holidays. Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!
Mary Wulff says
Staying in town and gathering with family & friends. Happy day to you & yours.
My husband and I are each making a different stuffing recipe. He prefers traditional stuffing, but I like to try out different recipes and I found one for a sausage, apple and walnut recipe using toasted country bread. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
I am having a very small celebration this year with friends. I think I will try making your squash soup. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
My daughter is cooking her first Thanksgiving dinner in her new apartment! Family is all gathering there.
To grandmother’s house we go! Thankfully it’s close by and we’ll be doing lots of the cooking, but at least I don’t have to clean my own house 🙂 Hope your holiday is delicious and relaxing!
Judy in northern WI says
Just staying at home nursing some broken ribs. But. We found a reasonably priced turkey this year that I might be able to eat (lots of food sensitivities since a major illness 10 years ago) so I am all excited about having turkey dinner again.
That mixer would make a wonderful present for my birthday on Friday.
How is Lily?
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. Fox and all your fur-babies!!! We are doing Thanksgiving with my parents cooking some Chicken and Dumplings with cornbread dressing and fried turkey. Of course we will have pecan cobbler for dessert!!! Your window garden is what inspired me to do one in my kitchen and I love it…I’m not very green thumbed but it’s coming along!!! We bought a house built in 1905 and yours gives me hope for the future of this one!!! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes and blogs!
MermaidDeb Haack says
Happy Thanksgiving, I am so grateful for all if the recipes that you have shared over the years. Staying home for Thanksgiving this year.
Cooking for days (for me this like dying and going to heaven except in heaven i’de have a rockin’ kitchen to putz around in). But this year we r having traditional thanksgiving and then a healthy version of everything also. Yes, to all purists out there, a Tofurky is involved Lots of “Kevin“recipes to be there (ginger in the cranberry sauce – simply must try that). That soufflé looks tempting also but my family expects an apple crumble from me. Maybe I’ll make both. Happy thanksgiving to all
Jean Polkoski says
I have a Mom (92) and 8 brothers and sisters and all of their kids and their little children and babies, so we are having Thanksgiving at the local Community Center. No one has a house large enough to host a crowd like that anymore!! Turkey, ham, stuffing, roasted squash (yum!!), green been casserole, broccoli and cauliflower salad, pies and I am bringing my homemade yeast rolls. Your cranberry recipe looks divine so I may bring that too 🙂
First Thanksgiving with my shiny new grandson, he just turned 6 months and is the love of my life. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, and Kevin, your blog, videos and recipes are a joy!
Hi Kevin – We are going to my sisters little B&B cabin for Thanksgiving and afterwards my sisters and I help her decorate it for Christmas. It’s a nice afternoon to have fun decorating and working off some of those extra Thanksgiving calories!
Michelle Heikkinen says
Happy Thanksgiving to yourself and to your family Kevin. I cannot believe this year is winding down already. Where does the time go?!! I will be spending time at my son’s house this year. Probably doing most of the cooking. Lol! I would love to win that lovely green mixer!
Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are off to my SIL’s home for Thanksgiving. My nieces are bringing the men in their lives home to meet the family! But first, I have 5 pies to bake-2 to come with us and 3 for my family’s celebration. I always look forward to your blog posts.
Sherry Sturgill says
My immediate family all live on the same street. It’s a bit of a sitcom with everyone running house to house, borrowing forgotten ingredients and taste testing. All the favorite foods will be made and everyone is welcome.
I will be home, hosting dinner for my family! A blessed Thanksgiving to you!
Lin Sanchez says
Will have 21 come together this year! I’m doing the turkey, cranberry mold & Waldorf salad. My mom is doing dressing, mashed p & g. Everyone else is bringing the rest. My friend Ann, a photographer is coming to take our first family portrait in about 20 years
I would love to win a screaming green mixer from your Wild Animal Kingdom, Kevin. I hope you have a great wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m going to friends, but am taking your delish Butternut Squash soup!! Always a hit.
marta dusek says
This Thanksgiving we will be enjoying a small (around 20+) gathering at my step-daughters house… Tag teaming the 9 grandchildren, eating too much and watching way too much football… I am certain there will need to be beverages involved…
I give thanks… for all of the blessings in my life… and your blog!
Sounds like a delicious meal you are serving! Enjoy it and your weekend. We are traveling about 3.5 hrs to be with immediate family, but will miss the other branch of the family! I’m contributing the cranberry sauce and some pecan pie . Getting off easy!
Lori Lyddan says
Everything we make would be better in that scrumptious green mixer! Saturday will be our dinner day….
Happy Thanksgiving! We are hosting dinner for 28 folks and 8 dogs! I will be making some of your wonderful dishes for sure
Going to my son’s! I am in charge of the turkey!
Going to my sister’s near Boston. All I bring is wine and smoked salmon from Alaska (we send for it). Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your 2-legged and 4-leggd family members!
Gini Nelson says
Happy Thanksgiving! I’m hosting at my house, family and friends, with the full thing — turkey and more, and with a fire in the fireplace, and in the wood stove. It should be a lovely day.
I am roasting a turkey for the first time in 15 years! With root gratin, autumn slaw, brussel sprouts sauteed with onion & bacon, and a non-trad dessert TBD.
A quiet thanksgiving for 2 at home. Ahhhhhh
I will be joining my extended family(my Mother’s) as has been our tradition for over fifty years. Some years we have more people attending than the first Thanksgiving had! It’s such a great time of eating and fellowshiping.
Dusty Haller says
Cooking a nontraditional roast pork dinner for family and friends.
Staying home and watching other people cook. 🙂
Rebecca Jackson says
Happy Thanksgiving! My husband, children, and I are staying home, cookin’ and craftin’ 🙂
Bev Smucker says
Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday. And the best New Year.
Just the 2 of us at home. Everything will be completely from scratch except for the canned corn, sour cream and canned pumpkin. I even made homemade corn bread and am in the process of making refrigerator dough for the rest of the dressing bread and rolls on the big day! Found a recipe for a Jiffy Mix clone for the corn casserole. Nothing as fancy as you make, but we will be content and thankful! Happy Thanksgiving!
Dave Claussen says
Going to the in-laws.
Linda Sorensen says
My son and I are sharing dinner with many friends. I am contributing a broccoli gorgonzola casserole and am looking for one other side dish to make to compliment the ham and turkey our hosts are providing. Thank you for the opportunity to win – I have been using the same hand mixer for 20 years. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
We are staying home and I’m cooking as usual. It will be fun, hope yours is also!
Since my family cannot be with us this year, we had Thanksgiving earlier in November when my parents and two aunts were visiting with us. I made a wonderful dinner and we all had lots of fun and laughs. I am so glad we did that since my Mom has been battling cancer and we do not know how much longer we will have her here with us. It was a very special day. As for the actual Thanksgiving day, my husband and I and some friends are going to try out the dinner at Golden Acorn casino this year….wish us luck…hope it’s tasty!
DJ Carlson says
This year, we will be staying home…with a roaring fire, lots of good sweet and savory food to share, and an open door for dear friends and family.
cynthia shultz says
Happy Thanksgiving. we are going to Martha’s Vineyard for a large family gathering. My job is the shrimp.
Having Thanksgiving with my son here in Dana Point, CA…turkey and stuffing en croute, grilled asparagus, salad, and cheesecake. Oh and a long walk on the beach while the turkey is in the oven. Hope you and yours enjoy the holiday, Kevin! xx
Shirley Parran says
I am hosting my mother and an elderly neighbor who doesn’t have family near. Traditional Turkey and sides, simple but tasty. Have a great Thanksgiving to all.
I am so lucky, I just have to walk down the street to my parent’s house! Thank you Kevin!
Home! Is where the heart is.
Kate Mooradian says
I am hosting, and will be preparing your Roast Turkey with Braeburn Apple Gravy again this year. Its become a favorite!
Thank you for all you do, Kevin. Congratulations on your book, and happy holiday seasons to you and yours.
We are cooking all the traditional things. I’ll be making a from scratch pumpkin pie tomorrow. I baked two pie pumpkins the other day, froze 4 cups and kept out two for this pie. My son is coming and making a dish with brussel sprouts. I’m looking forward to that.
Ann Roesler says
I’m going to Berryville, VA to spend the day with close friends and we’ll eat lots wonderful food. My great aunts once looked out the window there and saw my father holding onto the rails of a fire engine that was speeding with sirens blazing to a fire.
Just made your molasses cookies and they are delicious! Will serve them on Thanksgiving. Am now looking at your other cookie recipes too. Happy Thanksgiving!
Connie H. says
We’ll be having our daughter and her gamily here for the weekend. So looking forward to seeing them!
I hope you and yours Kevin, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Patricia Crosby says
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from me a my fur girl, Kitty. Staying home and roasting a chicken with all the fixings. A friend coming in from Kalamazoo this evening! Congratulations on your cookbook success.
Sandy Davis says
Hosting a Family meal for my son and family . Dressing up Tom Turkey and serving all the fixings .
Leaving a space at the table for my Mom who passed. Giving Thanks to Our Father for all the blessings he has bestowed upon us. Wishing all a blessed Thanksgiving !
Diane R. says
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin and posse! Cooking at home and making your butternut squash soup, turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, stuffing with apples, bacon, sausage and walnuts, and a tart cherry pie! Will be ordering your cookbook as soon as it hits Amazon.
Molly B. says
Have a wonderful, warm and delicious Thanksgiving day celebration! We’re staying home – no nearby family and no children – just 2 seniors and one 4 legged pup. Plan to still have the traditional fixings and going to try your butternut squash soup! Reminds us when we lived in Seattle area and ordered an entire dinner from a fancy hotel restaurant for call ahead take out – last time we had a great squash soup (and the pocketbook to afford the service). Things change when one retires!
Connie H. says
We’ll host our daughter and family this weekend. So looking forward to it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Kevin!
Shoshana Jacobson says
I have retired from cooking a thanksgiving meal a few years ago. My husband and I go to the movies and I have a wonderful time thinking of all the work I don’t have to do.
Rhonda Strahler says
Going to a huge family get together – pot luck style.
Happy Thanksgiving!! Sharing cooking duties with my daughter and celebrating the first Thanksgiving with my granddaughter.
The Maine Thistles are traveling to join the Maryland Thistles for a table of 16. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Will!!
It’s just the hubby, the dogs and me, but if the house doesn’t smell like turkey –it ain’t Thanksgiving! I will gladly spend the day trashing the kitchen and remembering those no longer with us. I’ll be thanking God for all of life’s blessings. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving all!!
Grani Frani says
Thanksgiving brunch at a friends and dinner at one of sons homes in the afternoon. Friday dinner at another sons home. I am so thankful for a large happy healthy family. For you too Kevin.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Enjoy your day.
Jeanette Longford says
My whole family are going go my brothers, there will be about 20. Turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, veggies and pie for dessert. Can’t wait.
Your dinner looks wonderful! My husband and I are going to our son and his families home for dinner-I am bringing twice baked potatoes to go along with their red wine braised short ribs . And of course we will bring a bottle of red wine to serve with the meal! Happy Thanksgiving!
Sandy Davis says
I am hosting a Family meal for my son and family . Dressing up Tom Turkey and serving all the fixings .
Leaving a space at the table for my Mom who passed. Giving Thanks to Our Father for all the blessings he has bestowed upon us. Wishing all a blessed Thanksgiving !
Shoshana Jacobson says
Am I expected to do the moderation or you?
Just three of us instead of the normal 15-18. More relaxed dinner with nothing fancy, just the basic Thanksgiving fare—turkey, stuffing, mashed & sweet potatoes, corn & green beans and pumpkin pie. Looking forward to it!
Celebrating with family and friends. Only 14 of us this year. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
Relaxing at home with my daughter and sister in the morning and then heading to a friend’s home down the street for the big feast!
Angie Stephens says
Hi Kevin, Would you believe I have not even bought a turkey yet!!! Completely crazy huh? I am going tonight to see what is left at the stores. We, my family and I, will all going to be cooking together in my mother’s teeny tiny little kitchen. Sounds like fun, right? -Angie
Vicki K says
Happy Thanksgiving! We are cooking two turkeys and turning one into soup to be packaged up and frozen. Just the two of us this year and of course the cat will have her fill of turkey. I really enjoy your web site. Keep up the good work.
Traveling and cooking. Daughter is a doctor and is “on call”. Do get to see granddaughter play hockey as the only girl in a boys league.
Jacki Kropf says
Hosting family and cooking up a storm! 15# potatoes ✅ sweet potato pie ✅ pumpkin pie ✅ sausage dressing ✅ turkey ✅ butternut squash✅ And on and on. So blessed. Happy thanksgiving!
Mark Ward says
Traveling with my family to my sister’s in Rockford Michigan.
Going to a pot luck with friends. My contribution will be whipped potatoes and pies. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving
Angie S says
Hi Kevin, Would you believe I have not even bought a turkey yet!!! Completely crazy huh? I am going tonight to see what is left at the stores. We, my family and I, will all going to be cooking together in my mother’s teeny tiny little kitchen. Sounds like fun, right? -Angie
Going to my niece’s this year. She is hosting all the family for the first time. Rather brave of her, but her husband is a fantastic cook and we all bring sides and desserts! Can’t wait to try your butternut squash soup.
We are so fortunate to bring some smoked ham
pies and other “fixins” to share with one of my sisters family. Sweet Pea our little sckipperkie too! Heading into the Colorado mountains. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
Barbara Hall says
Going to my sister’s by the coast, a family tradition, that I tend to do every other year for this side of the family. We’ll have the traditional, with our very own tradition of a wild rice casserole dish. Your Thanksgiving sounds delightful; have a great one.
Going to sister’s house and only have to bring an apple pie!. Whoo Hoo!
Kay Crichton says
We are taking spaghetti squash stir fry with tomato and scallions and roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon to a potluck at my husband’s niece’s house.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I love your blog with all the great info. I am going to my son, daughter in law & grandsons house for dinner. There will be lots of people from my D-I-L’s family. She is a great cook. My son also. I would love to win a green mixer as green is my favorite color. I haven’t had a stand mixer for a long time. It finally died. Use an old hand mixer when I bake. Keep up all the good recipes, decorating & garden, etc.
Sharon Crosby says
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! My sister and I are hosting a dinner for a few family members and friends.
Peggy Tittle says
I will be cooking for my son, daughter-in-law and grand kids as well as my lovely 15 year old beagle named Megan. We will be having turkey with all the traditional sides and I am going to make your Cranberries with ginger and wine. Cant wait.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. (Love the pictures of Lily)
Over the river & through the woods — literally — to spend the day with the family. Good food, good drink & good hugs. Wishing you & yours a healthy, happy Thanksgiving!
Cary Bradley says
Happy Thanksgiving, dear boy! We’re home and just picked up turkey from our favorite farmers down the road! Kids will be together on other coast so bittersweet, but high hopes for Christmas! Have a great holiday. I am thankful for you in my life!
Susan Kaltenbach says
Happy Thanksgiving to your whole family. We are staying home this Thanksgiving, due to recent illnesses. So it will be a very quiet day for us.
T. Frank says
Going home to mom and dads
Three at home and looking forward to cooking my first “organic” Butterball turkey that we purchased at Costco. I decided to do a dry instead of a wet brine because one chef did a lot of research on this issue here: http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/11/quick-and-dirty-guide-to-brining-turkey-chicken-thanksgiving.html
His conclusion was that the bird is less watery and tastier if salted instead of immersed. But what do I know? In my case, simplicity will out.
Shelly Varellu says
I am working Thanksgiving Day but will be joining friends who live in our beloved Old West End neighborhood at their home. I’ll have a ham in the slow cooker ready to go when I get off work!
Megan Calhoun says
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your other followers. We often potluck with a group of neighbors who we love very much, and this year we decided to go out to dinner together at a restaurant, leaving more free time for everybody. This is a 1st for all of us; I have a feeling turkeys will be cooked and the trimmings as well over the weekend. It’s hard to beat Thanksgiving for wonderful food.
We’ll be sat in front of a big log fire
Karen Mary says
Hosting family, as I love to do! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday — the tablescapes, the food, the focus on gratefulness, the togetherness. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful mixer — and for the inspiration all year long! Have a lovely holiday!
Star Metternich says
Happy Thanksgiving!! We are having family over and excited!!
T erry Cole says
A recent surgery gives me sit, watch and enjoy privileges this year. My daughter will be running this years show.
Have a wonderful Holiday.
I’ll be watching for my green mixer.
Jenny Jones says
Staying home with the family!
Baking and eating as many PIES, as possible!!!
Susan R Quinn says
My sibs are coming over my house for turkey and traditional fixin’s. Low key day. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
round table with kith and kin – and contributing your cranberry/wine condiment + a spicy rice dish
Staying home with the family!
We will be home this Thanksgiving with all of the family. Planning on making your pumpkin souffle. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Staying home and cooking turkey and all the fixings for my children and grandchildren. Knuckle Bones for the Ridgebacks.
Daughter in law cooking but your menu sounds so much better!! Have a safe, glorious Thanksgiving!
Nancy P Adams says
If you don’t play you can’t win. So here I am. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
Mary Schneider says
Staying home and fixing a home-grown turkey we raised. Soaking it in brine, and hoping you have a great recipie for sweet potatoes! Just immediate family and the In-laws.
Karen Mary says
Hosting family, which I love to do! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday — the tablescapes, the food, the focus on gratefulness, the cozy time together. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful mixer — and for your inspiration all year long! Have a lovely holiday!
Deborah S Cripple says
We are going to my sister-in-laws to have dinner with the family.
There’s usually about 20 of us there so it’s always a fun time!
I’m making a Turkey Cheeseball to take this year…it’s really cute!
Gobble till you wobble!
Julie Stokes says
Hosting at home then a marathon of board games. No electronics! Bonding time with the family!
Cathy Burgar says
We’ve already had our thanksgiving travelled to have a fun time with family.
Happy Thanksgiving!!! I love your website!!
Julie Stokes says
Hosting at home then a marathon of board games. No electronics! Forced bonding time with the family!
Deb Waterhouse says
Going home to Dad and Mom’s for Thanksgiving lunch with my siblings and our families.
Yuki Tsumori says
I tried last year but I did not win. Let me try again this year and hopefully I will win this year. Happy thanksgiving to everyone.
Betsy T says
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I’m traveling to Bloomington IN for Thanksgiving at my sister’s. 20+ expected and I’m in charge of bringing the wine.
Sara Gerdes says
That pumpkin souflee looks divine. This year our family is doing the cooking, so I’m hoping to relax and catch up on some reading 😉 Happy thanksgiving!
Elizabeth Worden says
We are taking cranberries, rolls and cheese and crackers to a friends for the Thanksgiving meal. I had thought I would make cranberry sauce with orange zest, but boy, oh boy, your cranberry sauce with red wine and ginger sounds really delicious! I may have to make that instead! Thanks so much for including it! And a most happy Thanksgiving to you!
I do not wish to pass the “Crud” onto anyone else (terrible sinus infection) so we have canceled hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year. In place of, all in the family have agreed to gathering on a wintery Sunday in January with a menu of cold turkey/mayo roll sandwiches, cold stuffing w/hot gravy, hot veggie, waldorf salad and a plethora of pies and toppings served on ‘Lovely’ paper plates to allow for more time after of puzzles, games and such. I’m hoping we find we like this idea and adopt for the future……..normally on Thanksgiving everyone leaves our house stuffed and heads on to the “other side of the family” for another dinner…..UGH!
Really enjoy reading your blogs Kevin…..and Thank You for the Green Mixer Giveaway!!
Gale Reilly says
My son and I will be spending the holiday with my 99 year old mother.
Mary Cole says
Party at my brother’s house with the whole gang!
Happy Thanksgiving! We are at home and will be making soup (butternut squash, among others).
Lana V of SW Michigan says
Family, traditional Thanksgiving dinner after church in the morning. Then will begin decorating for Christmas…I always deck the outdoor areas first and already got a jump on it by adorning all of my window boxes with real evergreen boughs for the winter season.
Kevin, you & yours have the loveliest holidays ever! Love your blog & always look forward to it for gardening tips as well as luscious recipes. Thanks!!!
Jo Ann Rogers says
Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are staying home this year. Just the DH and myself. Turkey, apple pie and pumpkin pie, fresh cranberry sauce, and sweet potatoes from our garden, and homemade bread.
Sarabeth Samoray says
Since I will be in the hospital the day before and day of Thanksgiving I won’t be with family or friends to feast. But my sweet hubby has promised to whip up a turkey dinner – perhaps on Friday after I get home. I am reqally thankful for a husband who is willing to undertake such an endevour.
Wishing you and your a wonderful holiday Kevin!
We always go to my brothers there are about 30 people there and because we are Italian in addition to the regular thanksgiving meal we have ravioli
Julieanna Schmidt says
This will be the first Thanksgiving without my mother. It will be bittersweet for us but, we are thankful to be together and well. I am going to cook for about 15 or so family. I love to cook but not clean up! We have mostly the same things every year. I can’t wait. Thanks for the giveaway. Have a great holiday!!
We are hosting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, with 43 close family members. We make the turkeys, stuffing & gravy and everyone else brings a side dish.
Beth Manahan says
We are traveling to Defiance, OH to my husband’s sister’s house. I’m bringing a sweet potato dish and company pie. Happy Thanksgiving all!
Vanessa Williamson says
We always go to my brothers there are about 30 people there and because we are Italian in addition to the regular thanksgiving meal we have ravioli
Steve powell says
We are having both families to the house and using your brine recipe for the bird.
Raised a fresh turkey and giving to my S-I-L to cook so I can relax. 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving! We won’t have an oven this year so it may be a Costco chicken with lots of sides: stuffing cooked in a slow cooker, Great gramma’s super spinach (microwave) and 2 kinds of potatoes (stovetop).
I’m looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with my grandson and it is his first Thanksgiving!
It has been a rough year but we still have lots to be thankful for. We are having Thanksgiving dinner with my daughter’s in-laws. I always make my husband’s family’s fruit salad and my family’s cranberry relish. Then I will make turkey on Friday ’cause we need leftovers…
Val C says
Happy Thanksgiving. Love your blog. We are having our extended family over. We’ll have a mix of the “usual” Turkey Day food, and our familia’s rice, beans, tortillas, salsa to boot!
MARY CHRISTIANI says
We’re staying home having salted duck roasted in a clay pot (sooo crispy!), butternut squash and red onions roasted in the oven with himalayan salt and olive oil, fried brussell sprouts, and mashed potatoes. mmmm-mmmmm! For dessert, we’re having apple pie (scrumptious!)
Love your magazine!
Sandy Martinez says
Hi Kevin! Happy thanksgiving to you and your family!
I’m hosting a party using your recipes for 15 of my favorite people. Wish you and your Fox were coming!
Gabriel C. says
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin. My partner and I are hosting (gulp!) 27 people this year, and our house is not that big. So by all means send surplus wine our way. I’m going to need it. I am making your cranberry sauce tonight, so really looking forward to trying it out. Cheers!
Dinner with family. Bringing a tray full of large rolls
Have a wonderful thanksgiving, to you and the silver Fox! and of course your dog, i hope that the scraps, or some are given to him. Anyway, i’d love this as a gift to me! for christmas ;o) or thanksgiving…i’d put it under the tree or near the Turkey! take care , i am going to be ordering your recipe book, and wanting 3 copies….. so watch for our order
btw. your recipes are devine, keep them coming!
LISE G. says
My DH and I have decided to stay at home and enjoy my own cooking and each other’s company, this year! It’s been a rough year for me with some unnecessary bullying from family members, so for my sanity and to make sure it doesn’t repeat we are staying put. The menu we will make includes Grilled and Baked Salmon, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Fruit Salad and Oatmeal Caramel Cookies for dessert. Happy Thanksgiving!
We are spending the holiday with new (but we already love) friends, and I’m bringing your pumpkin soufflé. I’m making a coconut whipped cream to go with it, because you can never have enough coconut in your life. Happy Thanksgiving!
At the airport waiting to fly to Utah to spend some time with family.
Janice todd says
Our Thanksgiving has been and gone and now I am flying over the pond to the UK to visit my family.
I will land on Thanksgiving day. Have a wonderful celebration of all things good. Happy Thanksgiving.
Michael Murphy says
Picking Meyer Lemons today for the Thanksgiving sliced lemon tart.
Diana Murphy says
Happy Thanksgiving to all! The family will all be here in N.H. Last year we had 73!
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin! I’m visiting my mother in the nursing home and then my daughter and family are coming later in the day for their second Thanksgiving celebration. Not as large this year but thankful I can spend time with family members.
Happy Thanksgiving! Staying home.
Karen L. says
I will be staying home. Turkey for just me and my husband (and two dogs but no turkey or fixings for them!). Just had a couple of back to back house guests so I will be happy this year for a quiet holiday.
Yadira de Nicaragua says
November 21, 2017
Hi Kevin, I am writing from beautiful Nicaragua where I have been following your blog & of course, your recipes for long time. Even though I live in Nicaragua, if I win the green mixer, it can be send to my friend’s house that lives in NYC. I will be spending Thanksgiving Day in Nicaragua and I am planning to spend time with family & friends. Perhaps I watch the Macy’s Parade over the Internet. I, too, love animals. My favorite animal is “Paquita la del Barrio”, a beautiful, fat cat.
Sharon H. says
SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR “CRAZY (?) WEBSITE AND ALL THE DELICIOUS CREATIONS.
MY HUSBAND & I HAVE RESERVATIONS AT OUR FAVORITE FRENCH RESTAURANT AND WILL ENJOY OUR THANKSGIVING FAVORITES = HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE & PUMPKIN PIE NEXT DAY.
ALSO GIVING THANKS FOR FRIENDS WHO HAVE BEEN A PART OF MY LIFE.
REMEMBER WHAT MATTERS………ENJOY!
Cooking for the smallest number of folks in recent memory — My husband thinks a 15# turkey may be too small for 5 people….! Have a Lovely, Healthy, Happy Thanksgiving.
I am cooking, with my daughter’s help. We will be eight for dinner! Turkey, roasted vegs. Cornbread dressing with oysters, mashed po, gravy made from pan drippings and giblets/ goblet broth. YOUR CRANBERRY SAUCE! Pecan pie from scratch, pumpkin cream cheese pie, also from scratch.
Have a lovely Thanksgiving Day! Great love from my kitchen to YOURS, Darling Boy!
Will be spending the day with family at home! Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at your home Kevin. I am Canadian so our Thanksgiving is a pleasant memory of spending time with family & friends. Now we are gearing up for Christmas which seems to be speeding towards us.
gordon king says
Visiting with my 89 year old dad in TX
Happy Thanksgiving! As a Canadian I celebrated with family a month ago.
A quiet dinner at home. Had big Thanksgiving with friends two weeks ago, and two days ago our church served a big Thanksgiving meal to 102 people in the community! Since I did a good amount of the shopping (for others to prepare), setting up , serving and then cleaning up, I will enjoy a quiet dinner at home. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Love love love that green mixer! After years of driving to different house each Thanksgiving, we will be joining my brother and his family for Thanksgiving and then going home to relax for the rest of the day…can’t wait!!!!
Mary E says
We both like to cook and will be cooking a traditional Turkey dinner for the first time in 3 years due to my husband’s long, drawn-out oral surgery process. So looking forward to it. Wishing you and yours a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving.
I am hosting the dinner this year for my family and will be serving the usual fare with a slight twist. I am using your cranberry sauce with red wine and ginger and
I wish you the best for the holidays.
Lisa Kennedy says
Friendsgiving in town. No travel this year!
Contributing Tofurkey and vegetarian stuffing.
Katherine ORourke says
I’m hosting dinner for 10 and using your cranberry recipe. Thanks for a new take on a traditional favorite.
I am staying home and cooking Thanksgiving dinner for my husband and myself.
Lighting a fire in the kitchen fireplace of my 1788 cape in NH, and hosting fourteen of our family, who will all bring part of the meal.
Rosiland Ball says
I’m cooking the bird and some sides and transporting to my daughter’s house because mine is too small for our ever growing clan! Happy Thanksgiving !!
Not cooking this year except for appetizers & roasted Brussels Sprouts Gratin; going to my sister’s who is a wonderful cook! Food, family, and football!
Headed to Seattle for first west coast Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving to you, Kevin, and all your loved ones gathered in. We’re welcoming in beloved children and grandchildren… and making a joyful noise! Wishing you peace and all the blessings of this Holiday Season. (We sure need it!)
Traveling to family for the day. Still not sure what we are bringing!!
Grace White says
No plans. Just at home like a normal day.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!! Having most of the family (24) here for dinner and desert. I cook the dinner the cousins bring the really good appetizers.
Cooking turkey and trimmings for the extended family.
Pam Smith says
Traveling to Denver to be with in-laws. Wishing you all the best!
Just chilling with my newly married daughter, her husband and his parents and brother.So a full house and hopefully I serve up decent food to all!! Terrified so wish me luck…..as you can see I have zero confidence in myself:( Wishing all of you & the Kevin clan a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Pamela McCarthy says
We just moved back to our hometown and will have Thanksgiving with family in our new home. There may be a garage full of boxes and we will be eating on disposable dishes, but we will be with family. That makes this a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Marie Gordon Gardner says
Just a quiet day at home with my husband who will not be traveling this weekend. Yay!
Karen O'Hara says
I’m having a different celebration this year…the family voted to have prime rib instead of turkey! I’ll miss my leftover turkey sandwiches……
Just a small Thanksgiving this year for 8 of us, friends and family! Table is set and cooking begins tomorrow except for the turkey cookies already made and bagged for the guests to take home. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Susan MacVicar says
I will be going to my Daughter’s house and so are almost all of my Texas family. I am baking an Italian creme cake and taking pumpkin pie. I hope I have talked Kim into paring down the number of dishes served as their has always been too much food. I have also donated to Feeding America and my local foos bank so that others will have a Thanksgiving dinner. Have a wonderful day.
We are driving 12 hours to see my mom in SC. When I get there I’ll cook. Yes, 12 hours people with my husband and my 2 boys. My mom says she will have a martini waiting for me.
Because my son lives in Florida, my older daughter is going to see her father in Pennsylvania, and my younger daughter will be in New York, marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the rest of Ohio University Marching 110 Band (go Bobcats!), it’ll just be me and my husband, so we might make the rounds to his sister’s house and then my cousin’s house. Then home to relax and work on Christmas gifts.
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin and all those you love – and all your readers that love you.
I will be driving to my son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter’s home to join other family and friends. We each contribute something – I will be bring a basic ‘pumpkin’ pie – which I always make with butternut squash. I will also contribute my Mother’s famous fruit salad which is traditional at all holiday meals. The green KitchenAid mixer would look so good in my kitchen – here’s hoping 🙂 Thanks for all your great recipes and banter.
Dee Otness says
Staying at home, hosting my immediate family and my husband’s cousin and her husband from Norway.
We’re hosting, and looking so forward to it! Thanks for your blog and Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
We’ve got two kids coming home from college–We are making the bird on our Big Green Egg like we did last year. It’s amazing that way!
Ann K says
I’m headed to my daughter’s home for the first Thanksgiving with my new granddaughter. Going to try your squash soup.
Kerry Miller says
We will be going to a close family friends for Thanksgiving, and then visiting my Grandmother. Hoping for the weather to stay good for traveling across state. Over the weekend we will have a mini Thanksgiving at home with just us, and any local friends that want to stop over.
Love all your recipes. So excited to see you in print as well. Grateful to be with friends who have become family.
Was going to have a wonderful time baking for Thanksgiving but my Kitchen Aid mixer died yesterday! Need a new one please.
A faithful follower
Katie Wilson says
Happy Thanksgiving !
I’m cooking at my house- following your meal plan for the turkey, and cranberry sauce. I’m making pie though and mashed potatoes . Maybe a salad as I’m a vegetarian . So many choices!
Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin. I preordered 3 of your cookbooks and am anxiously awaiting their arrival,
Amy Davis says
Visiting with family at their house
Gale Dickert says
That is so generous of you, Kevin, what a neat mixer!
This year, I’m using your wonderful turkey recipe and other ideas to cook for my extended family. We all pitch in, each cooking what we do best. This year, we’ll dine at my daughter’s home. The difference this year will be a yummier moist turkey using your brining technique. I often share your fabulous blog –always looking forward to each new recipe you bring to the table!!! Hoping you and yours enjoy a gracious and wonderful holiday –know the food will be GREAT!! Keep on writing!
Lori Savoie says
Hubby and I go to a great restaurant. Our grown children go to their in-laws. That way I get to them for Christmas instead. I always buy a turkey breast to cook during the week for sandwiches, etc…
Have a great holiday!
Kathleen Hussey says
Hey Kevin good luck and congrats on your cookbook I am sure it will be very popular ! We are going to stay home and quietly enjoy food and football and the March of the wooden soldiers ! We hope your day is special also. Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving , Kathy Hussey
Theresa Ryan says
I’m cooking a 28-pound turkey raised by my brother-in-law….for 7 people!!! Will be looking for plenty of recipes that will use up the leftovers! Happy Thanksgiving, All!
Sheri S Wentland says
Before I forget—I made your Dijon Pork chops with Cabbage and Apples 2 weeks ago and everyone went nuts! I thought we’d have leftovers but instead, I found one unnamed person, in the kitchen licking the baking sheet!
For Thanksgiving, I will make a traditional dinner for my husband and mother.
We are having the family gathering at my house this year. My favorite dish to serve is actually your recipe for carmelized butternut squash soup!
Jane Gillespie says
Will enjoy Thanksgiving with my husband and younger son. Older son & wife enjoying the week in PA with her family. Will miss my mother who died in August. Turkey, cornbread dressing and gravy, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole (oh my), crockpot mac & cheese, and cheese cake!! Thanksgiving in beautiful South Carolina.
I am gathering at my sister and brother in laws with about 25 people. Everyone brings a dish, dessert or bottle of cheer and we just enjoy the day and each other’s company which is something we don’t do enough of. Hope you and yours have a great holiday season.
I spend Thanksgiving the same way I spend Christmas, celebrating with some of the most interesting people I know, those who turn to food banks and homeless shelters.
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving, Kevin. Your menu sounds scrumptious! I, too, am opting out of Pumpkin Pie this year and instead will be making a Pumpkin Maple cheesecake with a Maple Pecan glaze. Hope your holidays are safe and cozy. So, so looking forward to getting your cookbook!
Patt Reid says
Just me and the hubby this year, joined only by Hannah, our Australian Shep rescue dog. I’m making your cranberry side above and the Pumpkin Soufflé, to keep the calorie count down. My husband will do all the rest, because he’s the best chef in the house.
Our “kids”, grandkids and great grandkids will make an appearance over the w/e so I am happy we’ll have leftovers from our special meal. Where they’re going for their day-of meal will be oh-so-ordinary, and I like to tease their tastebuds with new creations.
Darcie Rzomp says
I will be going to my daughter and her family’s home. There will be three more mouths to feed. Triplets were born this year. Thankful!!
Darrelyn Pilgrim says
Sous vide Turkey… afterwards, only minutes to brown in oven. Cheddar pastry crust apple pie, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, assortment of cheeses, breads, & relishes.
Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Diane Luther says
Missing my youngest son who is out of the country….but will be with extended family..and how did you know that the green mixer matches my kitchen counters!!!? HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU!
Hosting our weirdo families and drinking enough beer to make it funny. Lol. Happy thanksgiving!
Sarah S. says
Staying in town, my brother’s hosting. I will be making traditional pumpkin pie and non-traditional Lemon Meringue Pie with Ginger Lemon Crust.
I love the green of the mixer. (I am a big plant person so the color would be just right.) KitchenAid is the Best! And what better to use to make meringue!
Thursday I will be cooking at home for the family. Today my 11 year old granddaughter and I made your delicious molasses cookies. She did almost all the work, and they turned out great!
My husband and I are going to a Greek-themed costume party/Thanksgiving dinner at a friend’s house. Good friends, good food, it should be a lot of fun!
thank you for this chance to win *fingers crossed* HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
the Mister & I will be going to Magic Mountain Six Flags Amusement Park & then an Italian T-Dinner at Buca di Beppo 🙂
I’m vegetarian so Italian is an easy to eat feast for me!!
Tonya Rust says
Happy new cookbook Thanksgiving!
Susan Owens says
Happy thanksgiving! We are gonna watch the parade, followed by the dog show and enjoy the day. Plan on using your brine recipe and am making the cranberry sauce with red wine and ginger!
Thanks, Kevin! Happy Thanksgiving to you all as well. This year, on our favorite holiday, we will add your pumpkin soufflé to our table. Cheers!
Sylvie from Montréal says
Up here in Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated in October. We just stayed home and enjoyed a quiet family meal. I wish you and your loved ones a marvelous Thanksgiving.
Happy thanksgiving. I am cooking at home this year. I will have anout 14 people and i do all of the cooking. My oven will roast us out so no fireplace. I love the way you decorated your turkey platter. I might have to copy that.
Denise in Colorado says
We are going to Mom’s for brunch then going to meet my new boyfriend’s family for dinner.
Staying local – sister is hosting this year
Jane Smythe says
There can never be too many ways to give thanks. Thank you for giving us such helpful tips and recipes. Your meal looks fantastic. Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving Kevin.
I would love to be eating at your house! One of the things I am thankful for is that I found your blog. I will be with my family at my brother’s house which I look forward to very much.
Debbie C says
All I have to do is travel next door to my son and daughter-in-law’s house with a corn casserole in hand and Thanksgiving dinner it will be, complete with children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other extended family. What a feast it will be! To all at your house, Happy Thanksgiving!
Eileen hatch says
We’re going to my mom’s side of the family. There will be 35-40 people. What a mob! Am taking a few of your recipes. Looking forward to receiving the new cookbook, just ordered it! Thanks and have a good holiday.
We will be celebrating Thanksgiving at my daughters ( this is first time to host as she is just out of college PHD wohoo!). She will be fixing shepherd’s pie. Yep. No turkey. I will bring the pumpkin pie.
Thanks for the chance to win the fab green mixer, but most importantly, actually Two most “ importantly-s”. Thanks for doing the blog and the videos. I learn and love your subjects, food, gardening, homekeeping…and music. I’m a pianist, too! I teach though, classical with 60 students. Many go on to college to further study piano.
Second importantly—. Have a very Hapoy Thanksgiving!!
PATRICIA adams says
cooking at home for family. organic and gluten free
I’mgoing to my daughter’s. I have cooked for years and now it is her turn!
Janet Roderick says
I’m hosting a family dinner for 12. I loving cooking for groups.
Cynthia Haffey says
Love your complete holiday menu suggestions. Make my life so much easier to follow your lead. Stay warm and Happy Thanksgiving.
Kathleen Forrest says
Kevin, your menu sounds amazing! I am going to my daughter’s home, where food restrictions will make it unlike any T-Day I have ever known. We are having turkey, cranberry-pear-ginger chutney, sweet potatoes and sautéed green beans. The scaled back menu is fine by me, as long as there is pumpkin-chiffon pie with real whipped cream for dessert!
Have a blessed day!
Roberto Bilbao says
I just love love that color mixer. It would go so well with my color eyes and the surprises I could beat and mix and splash and spin in its inviting open silver bowl. Best wishes to your household and enjoy your mid morning walk in the garden beyond! Oh me ? Spending quality time with my family as the world stops to cherish these moments . One thing for sure is that all these moments have their places. I know I’ll often stop and think about them still.
Nancy R. says
Cooking carrots Au gratin and Sweet Potato Souffle’ and taking it tour son’s for dinner.
I may not be able to have thanksgiving anymore, but I can still find ways to occupy myself in the kitchen. Even more so with a brand new green mixer that’s so beautiful. My favorite color. Thank you for all you do Kevin. And to everyone have a holiday filled with grace.
Anthony Klaft says
My wife and I are going to friends for Thanksgiving dinner. I was requested to make green bean casserole. Hope you have a great holiday… !!!
Teresa Kucera says
We will be going to my sister’s house where the whole family will gather on Thanksgiving Day. In the morning most of the adults will run in a road race and then it is back home for Thanksgiving dinner and desserts. The next day we will walk around Walden Pond and then go out for our annual Tea to a lovely Tea Shop in Waltham, MA.
Cheryl Durst says
I’m thinking of you and wishing you a very happy thanksgiving.
Do I qualify to enter this or do I have to live in the US ?
Sherry Tuxen says
Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Green is my favorite color and I am hosting/cooking the traditional bird with sage stuffing and the fixin’s….although your meal looks very enticing, I want to try that souffle’!
Patsy Z says
I wonder if the screaming green would clash with my gray walls! My carrot-eating beagle will be under the table begging for food this Thanksgiving. Love your blog.
Sherlie Magaret says
Since hubs just had shoulder surgery, we will be staying home and I am cooking just for us, all the usual and favorites, turkey, gravy, dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans and of course the dreaded canned cranberry jelly. Oh yes and pecan pie. I will make a pumpkin mousse for myself with pudding to satisfy my pumpkin pie craving.
Yvonne Jenkin says
GIve Lily an extra hug. My Daisy Beagle just went crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Ande Lyn Guzik says
Happy Thanksgiving! We are hosting although it will be a bit different this year, our parents retired to Arizona and will not be with us this year and several people are actually working! I’ll be trying to swing “mom’s” gravy all on my own and will enjoy the day spent with family and friends.
I’m taking the turkey to my daughter’s house and cooking it there. She recently married so it will be her new inlaws, my husband and kids and grandchildren and my ex-husband and his family. Thankful for our big happy family. My daughter’s new husband is a chef but he gets the day off except for carving. He can get all the meat off and served faster than I can turn around. Hope you have wonderful Thanksgiving.
Hollie Seabolt says
We are beginning construction on our five bedroom home next year and I can’t wait to have a huge dinning room; this year, like last year, we will visit my sister in law where we can prepare our Thanksgiving Dinner in a large kitchen and then eat in a huge dinning room. For our main course, my husband is deep-frying one turkey and roasting one traditionally; I am preparing seven Cornish Game Hens the way my mom did along with my sweet potato casserole, though this year, I’m using fresh sweet potatoes! There will be home made oyster stuffing and a lot of great desserts. Can’t wait for Thursday!
Nancy W says
Our youngest son and his wife are home after being overseas for the last two years! We’ll be traveling to visit my mother in law and aunts and uncles. I’m making the mashed potatoes, a pecan pie and my famous apple cranberry pie! Looking forward to spending the day with family! Thanks for the chance to win a mixer, if I win it will be a Christmas present for my son and his wife!
Christina Pearson says
We’re gathering at our oldest son’s house where we will enjoy artichoke dip with crackers, smoked turkey and smoked ham, brussell sprouts with bacon and parmesan, mashed potatoes with sour cream and chives, gravy, shortbread cookies and pumpkin pie. It’s my favorite day of the year – family, food, football and fun!!
Jan Reid says
Hi Kevin, my family are all quite far away and I decided not to travel this year. Will be spending the afternoon with a friend who isn’t feeling well, and will bake and bring her a pecan pie to share (she eats mostly salads but loves pie). We will cozy up in front of her woodstove with her three Jack Russell terriers. Warm wishes to everyone for a convivial holiday with all your favorite dishes!
Chris Duane says
Going to a friend’s house and bring a side dish (or two).
Dinner at the Crown Plaza for my husband and I.
My 89 year old dad will be joining us also.
Happy Turkey day to you and your’s.
Rebecca A. Hamilton says
Hi Kevin, I enjoy reading your website, especially when you said you were having over four people, cooking for twelve, and eating for fifteen. That was a good one! Since there will be four of us this Thanksgiving, we are having steak, potatoes, and salad. Not sure about dessert, but hope my sister is baking a pie. If not, I’ll whip one up a.s.a.p.! Cherry, I think. Happy Thanksgiving!
Lana V of SW Michigan says
Family, traditional Thanksgiving dinner after church in the morning. Then will begin decorating for Christmas..always deck the outdoor areas first and already got a jump on it by adorning all of my window boxes with real evergreen boughs for the winter season.
Kevin, you & yours have the loveliest holidays ever! Love your blog & always look forward to it for gardening tips as well as luscious recipes. Thanks!!!
Lorena Keech says
We have a group of friends who share Thanksgiving every year. The number varies dependent on family obligations, weather, etc. But we always gather at the same couple’s house and we always have a great time.
Rhonda Donaldson says
Happy Turkey Day – I am heading to my Moms place to celebrate with the family.
Chris Duane says
We’re going to a friend’s house and bringing a side dish (or two).
Annette Loubert says
We are going to my nephews for Thanksgiving. I am bringing cheesecake and a cranberry upside down cake. Yum!
Lee Ann Kris says
We are hosting Thanksgiving at our home again this year. It will be out 17th year hosting and we are lucky that everyone travels to our home to celebrate. My husband is the cook and makes all the traditional Thanksgiving menu items. I am the baker and make all the yummy treats for the dessert table. Our guests bring lots of side dishes too. We have a kids and adult table and lots of games…pin the tail on the Turkey and Thanksgiving bingo. We always have the parade on starting at nine. Our ELF makes his arrival Thanksgiving day for our kids to enjoy.
Happy Thanksgiving! I would love the green mixer for all the Christmas baking that we do at our home.
Hiking the Santa Catalina Mountains
with my familyFeeling grateful
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin
Karen Tuzynski says
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!!! Ours will be spent with close family including an adorable new grandbaby! We love your recipes and guess what? My favorite color is green!! Coincidence that the mixer is green…I think not:) Love ya –
Edelle Rose says
Staying home with my daughter and grandson while Grandpa is on retreat in Mexico. Where did I go wrong? I bought a turkey breast to roast instead of a whole turkey. Still be lots of leftovers. Yum!
Lee Ann K. says
We are hosting Thanksgiving at our home again this year. It will be out 17th year hosting and we are lucky that everyone travels to our home to celebrate. My husband is the cook and makes all the traditional Thanksgiving menu items. I am the baker and make all the yummy treats for the dessert table. Our guests bring lots of side dishes too. We have a kids and adult table and lots of games…pin the tail on the Turkey and Thanksgiving bingo. We always have the parade on starting at nine. Our ELF makes his arrival Thanksgiving day for our kids to enjoy.
Happy Thanksgiving! I would love the green mixer for all the Christmas baking that we do at our home.
Rosemarie C. says
We’ll be having Thanksgiving dinner with our cousins. My sister will be bringing her no fail cheesecake!
Geraldine Settle says
Staying at home with my family and cats. Happy Thanksgiving to you.
Lois Flynn says
Happy Thanksgiving! We are just having small gathering here.
I’m making Thanksgiving this year to give my daughter a Year off. I made your cranberries today, so yummy, happy Thanksgiving
Linda Shatney says
Home with family for a traditional Thanksgiving Day feast….
KELLY HUGHES says
We are serving dinner at our house with the family.
Adding sides of Brussel sprouts, tequila-lime sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and green salad to other traditional fixins that my in laws are providing :).(I’ve got Christmas dinner this year 😉
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours’ – love your blog blog, recipes and sense of humor! Cheers!
Will start the day with an early morning long walk with friends followed by coffee before heading home to start cooking…Our adult kids and 4 month old grandson will be coming to dinner for Thanksgiving this year. Two plant based eaters, three meat eaters and one on the breast. We are cooking a turkey; brined, spatchcocked and grilled. Our plant eaters are enjoying mushroom bourguignon. A few veggie sides. Not sure what is for dessert yet but thinking about Vegan pumpkin crème brulee.
Roasting a 20 pound turkey for 3 – enough leftovers for the cats!
Kathy Z says
I’m staying home and all the family is coming here to eat, so I’m the cook. Your meal looks yum. Just found you this year and so enjoy your writings, recipes and adventures. Beautiful home. Blessings.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and all those whom you bless here. I will be celebrating with close family that live about an hour away. It’s a lovely time to see family that I don’t get to see every week and share what we each are grateful for. We also say what our greatest blessings from the past year have been and what we would like to do in the upcoming year to be a blessing to others. I will bring my mom’s famous cranberry sauce (I am intrigued by your sauce posted above and will try it after Thanksgiving). Thank you for all you contribute here, I have successfully used many garden ideas and recipes! Love the garden window!!
I am cooking dinner for family.
Carol Ermen says
Happy Thanksgiving! Always enjoy your emails.
I’m staying home and cooking the traditional dishes. Happy Thanksgiving!
Camellia Ricks says
I have learned so much from your editions and look SO forward to them. I was the owner of a quaint little French restaurant on the Ms. Coast for 30 years and everything we served was prepared from scratch and still I am so pleased to be learning all along from you…..thank you, Kevin.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving . I, too, am hosting family over that weekend.
Juanita Trent says
Going to my daughters house. Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving
I am cooking dinner for my family with lots of your recipes.
No going to eat some Alaskan King Crab. Wishing your family a blessed Thanksgiving.
I’ll be cooking for 8 and making enough for 20!
LINDA LIGHTFOOT says
Have a Happy Thanksgiving! We’re doing the traditional turkey, gravy and stuffing with green bean casserole, sweet potatoes ( sans marshmallows), Irish colcannon and pumpkin pie, made from fresh pumpkin, for dessert.
Cheryl Bell says
Happy thanksgiving ! I will be with my grown children for the day we will have a nice dinner and then chocolate heath cheese cake. Then we will watch the last episodes of Stranger Things its been so good sa far I cant wait to see the rest of it.
Wow! Will and going out for dessert. Your windows beautiful with all the plants. Thank you for giving me the chance to win. ☮
Diane Hinkle says
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from me, Diane, as well as JD the old rescued cat, Mortie the very formal rescued cat and Scutter the very fat rescued cat. Also from Duke the bumming Beagle who lives next door. We enjoy your recipes, tours and comments.
Happy thanksgiving to you and your “ friends”. I’ll be making 4pies to take to the family gathering.
Just the immediate family this year, but I think my son starves himself for several weeks before he gets here, so there will be the usual mountain o’ traditional things: turkey/chestnut dressing, usual sides, homemade rolls, and apple and pumpkin pies. Started the cooking last night, cranberry sauce, dried the bread for the stuffing, roasted the pumpkin (the easy stuff). Tonight the brining, roasting wings and giblets for stock, and the pate brisee for the pies. Hope some good elves will come in during the wee hours to clean, ’cause Lord knows I won’t have the time! Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin — love your site, it gives SO much pleasure.
Marlene Leverington says
Happy thanksgiving everyone. We will be in Dallas with two sons and SIL celebrating. Safe travels everyone.
Happy and peaceful Thanksgiving to all
I tried propagating African Violets and was surprised to get little miniature violets in return, it took quite a while but thanks for the idea (s).
Susan McGlynn says
I am a family of five. I really would love to win your screaming green mixer. For Thanksgiving I am cooking the meal and we are just staying at home. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving
JoAnne Walker says
This is the 1st year in many that I am not cooking.
Going to a restaurant in our local state park with friends and neighbors.
Jessie C. says
We are hosting this year, can’t wait to get together with my family.
Kathy P says
Just staying home not cooking and doing some R and R.
Marilyn Purdy says
Very thankful for my first grandchild, Charles Kimball Bixenstine. We are spending the earlier part of the day with my ninety-four year old mother in law. Later we’ll travel about 40 minutes to my nephew’s home. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
A Happy Thanksgiving. We will be gathering with extended family on Thursday and creating our own meal on Saturday. Your butternut squash soup is on the menu for sure and now I am thinking soufflé! Yum!!!
Ngoc N says
Happy Thanksgiving to you! Last week, we had Worksgiving and Friendsgiving. We had a Thanksgiving dinner with my family Sunday. Thanksgiving day, my husband’s family always hosts!
We’re staying home and cooking dinner, and wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving, too.
Smoking pork tenderloin on the grill with family!!!!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
Tiffany George says
The whole family is together at my sisters new house. We do a co-op dinner where everyone cooks together in her kitchen and then tell funny stories on each other. It should be fun.
Happy Thanksgiving to the author of one of my favorite newsletters!
Only 2 of us here this year so we’re keeping things very simple: turkey, stuffing, potatoes & gravy, and a veggie, and our fav cranberry sauce and fruit salad.
We are, however, going to enjoy a full meal at the local YMCA – it’s a potluck kind of thing with the the military branch of our local Y providing the basics. I hope a lot of local military show up this year. It’s a great meal.
btw, I sure could use that green mixer! matches my kitchen stuff (still purple and green) and I still do not have a mixer!
Rebecca M. says
Hi. and Happy Thanksgiving!
We switch off hosting duties with my brother every other year, and this year are headed down to his house for Thanksgiving in southern Utah. The weather is still in the 70’s and warm enough for the kids to still take a dip in the pool.
Super excited for warm weather and not being in charge of cooking this year!
Mary Lou says
I will be sitting in the dark, pining after that intensely beautiful green mixer, or – cooking the bird and all its accoutrements plus that A. MAZ. ING pumpkin souffle. 🙂
Helped out at the local food pantry yesterday to make sure the less fortunate could enjoy a homemade Thanksgiving meal with their families. We provided food for over 1400 families!
Wow, that is really a beautiful green mixer! Hosting a Malaysian family on Tuesday for a turkey dinner and leaving for family in Vermont on Wednesday for three days.
Patricia Crouch says
Staying at home and cooking. The holidays haven’t been the same since we lost our dad in 3008 and our mom in 2014. This mixer would surely help our family. Thanks for the opportunity.
badger gardener says
I love cooking Thanksgiving dinner for family and then getting creative with the leftovers. I will also be pining away for your cookbook which still has not arrived. I checked the USPS tracking # and it is apparently on a tour of the Midwest with a note about a wrong address in Indiana. Checked my order address and it was correct so I am hoping it makes it’s way to my door soon so I can page through your beautiful pics and recipes. Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Going to our daughters where there will be family and friends. As the grand children are grown they have added a fiancé and a very loved boyfriend. It always fun to be with everyone.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
My guy and I will be spending our first Thanksgiving dinner in Florida. Retirement is terrific!
Patricia Crouch says
2008…hate auto correct.
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin & family! My husband’s smoking two turkeys as we love the left overs for soup, casseroles, sandwiches, etc. I’m making the rest of the meal for the 10 of us. Already have a head start on some of the dishes so I can enjoy the day too. Bon Appetite everyone!
joyce fleming says
Happy Thanksgiving!! Travelling to Cape Cod where my sister is hosting dinner for 31 family members!!
Will be with family and friends. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Just my hub, me and our 6 feline kids. Gotta find an easy recipe for them ‘cause I KNOW they’ll insist on helping with the menu! Wishing you all a warm, snuggly Thanksgiving !
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones! We will travel locally to my sister-in-law’s and I am the pie person. I’ve tried to let others have a turn doing the pies, but no takers! I don’t understand because I love making pies.
Rebecca McAlary says
My 13-year old sone and I are taking Amtrak north to my brother’s just for Thanksgiving Day. I’ll be preparing our Thanksgiving dinner (for just the two of us) tomorrow. Yesterday I made your Chocolate Gingerbread Cake – it is delicious. I suspect it would have been easier with a mixer, but we made do. Happy Thanksgiving!
Diana Taylor says
An Englishwoman in France here…….so no Thanksgiving.
But have a great one yourself. Enjoy!
Happy Thanksgiving! Staying home cooking family favorites for a party of 8 and relaxing.
Have a grand Thanksgiving
Marsha Lockhart says
I will be cooking turkey/ham, stuffed shells and several side dishes. Everyone’s favorites. My 92 year old mother will be joining my husband and I, children and grands in thanksgiving. Happiness to you Kevin, your family and fur babies.
Marsha Lockhart says
I will be cooking turkey/ham, stuffed shells and several side dishes. Everyone’s favorites. My 92 year old mother will be joining my husband and I, children and grands in thanksgiving. Happiness to you Kevin, your family and fur babies. Stay safe everyone!
Heidi Lenski says
We have family , friends and a lonely neighbor this year .I love getting every thing ready,clean house,cook and decorate.My children and husband are a wonderful help and they don’t mind pitching in. We always have a wonderful time. Catching up, playing games ,just enjoying each others company and count our blessings and be grateful for all we have and can enjoy. Have a blessed Thanks giving and thanks for all your wonderful posts etc. Heidi
Jolene Kokko says
Will be cooking a small dinner for 2 at hunting camp in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan!
Celebrating with family including my 90 year old Aunt at a cousins home. Small gathering this year of about 24. Before eating we gather in a circle and everyone has to tell something they are thankful for. Last year we decided it had to be something other than family as everyone was thankful for their families. This is followed with prayer and acknowledging those are no longer with us. We will enjoy great food, conversations and probably a few games (weather permitting maybe a little touch football). Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
Laura L. says
Dinner with my family and dessert with friends. Have a great holiday, Kevin and family!
I will be enjoying this special time with my daughter, her husband and his mother, just the four of us. They are cooking. Yay! I get to sit back and look beautiful!
Sharon Thompson says
Oh my. Still needing that Amazing mixer! Having 14-15 family and friends here for the whole deal. Just missing my son who is in AIT serving in the Army.
As always, love your site Kevin and all your wonderful, fun and tips. Oh yes, and FABULOUS recipes too!
We’re all celebrating on Saturday at my sister’s. Hopefully everyone makes it this year as it seems sickness likes to hit just before the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!
Kris Fox says
We’re having dinner with neighbors and making traditional dishes.
April Rutherford says
I’ll be with family for the first time since 2010!
Traveling, but not too far Thanksgiving day. A party of 21 will dig into an abundance of food , desserts and love of family
Linda Anderson says
I will be cooking for my family. I start on Monday, and don’t finish until we sit down on Thurs.! But, I absolutely love it. Love your blog too-
Lyla Aaland says
Hi Kevin! I am cooking….it will be very traditional. I decided on blueberry pie because I don’t want to peel apples, and we are not pumpkin people. Green beans, yam casserole…..and out comes my nesco for the turkey. I permanently and froze my cloverleaf rolls. That beautiful mixer is something I’ve always wanted. My favorite color!! Love you Kevin!
Traveling to Yachats on the Oregon coast to spend the holiday at our friends’ newly acquired beach house. And, as an Oregon Duck, that green mixer would look fabulous in our kitchen. Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin and all of the family!
We’re hosting T-day here for all of my in laws. My job, as I see it, is to make the turkey and get tipsy. Hopefully in that order!
Danny Cutting says
No Turkey and pies cooking for me THIS year! But I do love to cook …for almost 40 years Ive done the big Christmases and some of the Thanksgivings…But this time, I and my husband are being invited to sit at our friend’s table ! I love to cook…but have never had a beautiful big Mixer…so expensive! But would certainly love to win it…and use it!
Cherylann McGuire says
I am very excited this year as one of our daughters moved closer to home so she will join us for dinner! Also, just in case you were not aware, green is my favorite color. Have a lovely holiday.
Doing house repairs – fun! Waiting til following week to have a turkey dinner when daughter is home from college. Anticipation!! Enjoy the holidays!!!
Wearing my stretchy pants…lol
Darlene Valley says
Happy Thanksgiving. So grateful for all your lovely recipes! I’m traveling down the road to my brother and sister-in laws for a large, festive and delicious family
Therese Jones says
A. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Kris Odom says
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin! I’m staying home this year and cooking for the family. I’ll be making my mother in law’s famous pecan pies for dessert to go along with the traditional turkey dinner. It will be a great time!
Cecile S. says
Getting ready to bake my cornbread to make my Mama & Daddy’s Thanksgiving dressing recipe! Yum!!! Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin et al!
kathleen passie says
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Kevin.. we are going to our local restaurant for a community dinner with all the trimmings, and I will cook our turkey on Friday.It is very festive and fun, and all proceeds go to our local food bank for gift baskets for our needy neighbors.
Have a lovely day.
Liz Flemming says
Wally (my 12 year old, Lmost 13) and i are driving to sunny California and Arizona. Happy Thanksgiving. Pick me!
Kaori H says
Hello Kevin, Thanks for hosting this giveaway. To answer your question, I don’t do anything special for Thanksgiving. I’m just thankful each day that I get to breathe, go to sleep on a full stomach, and have a roof over my head. I know more and more people in this world don’t have even the basics to survive on this planet…. Hope you enjoy your feast & time with friends and family!
Hosting Thanksgiving this year. Smoking the bird this year. It’s going to be in the 80’s on Thursday.
We are traveling to visit my husband’s parents, but will head home on Saturday so that we can make our own Thanksgiving at home on Sunday before the kids head back to college. They don’t think it’s Thanksgiving unless we make our own recipes. Well…I guess I don’t either!!
Spending “Friendsgiving” at a friend’s house.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Renee Coursey says
As Kermit the frog said: It’s Not Easy being Green, but a Green Mixer sounds pretty great!
Thankful for everything we have which is a lot. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of your
I have started the prepping for our dinner with our whole family, plus good friends. Grandson coming home from college and looking forward to all of the yummy things that he gets at Nana’s house. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Kevin and thanks for all that you share..
Lisa Wenner says
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
WISHES TO YOU
Jane Rivers says
Going to my daughter’s and son-in-law’s house for vegetarian lasagna.
Andi Stewart says
My neighbor and I are sharing cooking duties but I’m doing the turkey and stuffing. She’s a marvelous baker so is bringing dessert! We live in a community with many shut-ins so we will be taking dinners to all we can find.
Michelle A. says
Beloved and I are doing it alone this year. Health won’t let us travel to be with family. So turkey and simple sides, Macy’s parade, and naps! After 35 years of preparing holiday meals for the crowd, I’m happy to take it easy! But wish we could eat with you Kevin! All looks yummy! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Susie Q says
Thanks giving is such a special time for families. Wish we had some to get together with but alas….
Hoping yours is wonderful. I still bake but no mixer. This would look wonderful in my kitchen. Thank you kevin
Sandy Abalos says
My plans for Thanksgiving will be to enjoy the traditional turkey & dressing, sides & desserts prepared by my sister’s in-laws in Bryan-College Station TX. I will leave my husband at home Thursday to cook his own turkey, once I prep & make ready everything he will need!
Mike Martin says
Staying in town, going to my sisters where all of the family will be. Potluck, better known as “assigned food to cook or bring meal!” I’m doing my traditional pumpkin pie, a pumpkin cheesecake dessert, home-made dinner rolls, will be purchasing a couple bottles of blended Red Wine. Even though it may not be the right choice for the meal, I don’t care, I like Red Wine! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Kevin. Be sure to turn the oven off when you done!
Traveling to mid-Missouri to spend the holiday with family.
Dinner at my husband’s uncle’s house where we cook all the traditional meals!
85 degrees! Headed to the beach!
Betty Blalock says
Small family dinner this year. Three days of cooking, about 3 hours of eating. Trying the lemon roasted turkey with sesame oil and house seasons this year.
I thought driving three thousand miles to see my daughter was a good idea. So, I did it!!
Asha Wolf says
Going over to Mom and Dad’s for Thanksgiving with our three dogs!
Vegetables Wellington this year. Have done salmon the past three years and am ready for a change. Actually I’m kind of ready for some new holidays altogether, we’ve been doing the same ones for quite a while now. Am I the only one?1
We will be giving thanks with our family for all that has been given to us. This is our favorite holiday as there is so much togetherness without the hub-bub of gifting…..and so much good food.
Small dinner for 2. Maybe your butternut squash soup.
Carol (Lee) King Platt says
I’m thankful I was able to find the end of the comment! And thankful for your life enhancing blog! We are going to relatives’ for dinner and then spending a cozy evening in front of the fire. Bliss… Still hoping to hear from you! Herb Society program May.
Carol King Platt
Lynda Kowalski says
Being exceptionally lazy this Thanksgiving. I am retired now and the family has all scattered so hubby and one remaining son are having an early dinner. My 19.6 lb bird is the smallest I have ever cooked. Bought a gourmet pumpkin pie, boxed potatoes, dressing complements of boxed stuffing and cranberries in a can. All this so I can have a few hours to hunt the elusive venison.
We will be cooking our traditional dinner and it will be nice because my daughters will be home for a visit!
Cindy Pieters says
Have a happy thanksgiving!!
Madeleine Lewis says
Happy thanksgiving Kevin!
We will cook the turkey and take it to a combined family dinner at a friend’s house. They lost a family member a few days ago. But the combined Thanksgiving dinner which was planned a month ago will still go on, despite the shock and sadness. It is a holiday to celebrate and be thankful for life.
Starting the day with Holy Mass of Thanksgiving at our parish and having a family brunch . Then we are all going to help each other get the outside lights up for the coming Christmas season… the weather will be perfect for that. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Francine Townsend says
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin – love your butternut soup recipe. I’m baking for Thanksgiving because we go to my mother in laws for Thanksgiving this year. Hope you have a wonderful day!
Mike Martin says
Staying in town, going to my sisters for later afternoon dinner. Rule of the day is POTLUCK, or something similar where each o us are assigned/choose what to bring. I’m doing a traditional pumpkin pie, a pumpkin cheesecake dessert and picking up an Old Vine Zinfandel and a Red Blend Wine from Argentina. I know Red may not be the right selection for our meal, I really don’t care, I prefer Red Wine, before-during-and-after! 🙂 I hope you have a Wonderful Thanksgiving. Be sure to turn the oven off when your done using it! Just saying. . .
Staying home and serving Rotisserie Turkey with our Southern Cornbread Dressing and Giblet Gravy, homegrown Sweet Potatoes, Collard Greens, steamed Corn on the Cob, Deviled Eggs from our backyard girls and Paradise Pumpkin Pie!
Spending a quiet day at home. Cooking turkey over the weekend. Hope to make carrot/sweet potato soup which my daughter recently made while visiting. It was so good.
Paula Emberley says
Hi Kevin, being Canadian I celebrated Thanksgiving in October with my family. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I enjoy your blog and your cookbook looks great. The green mixer would look wonderful in my kitchen.
Bonnie S says
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Love your recipes, style and garden tips!
Paula Emberley says
Hi Kevin, being Canadian I celebrated Thanksgiving in October with my family. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I enjoy your blog and your cookbook looks great. Would love to win that wonderful looking mixer.
Katrina Hall says
Can’t believe I’m not cooking this year! My daughter and daughter-in-law are making a vegan spread (though a small turkey for moi and one of my grandsons). Hope your Turkey Day is wonderful!
Kate Skogen says
I’ve got it made this Thanksgiving! First I’m sleeping in till 8, then going to get a work out in.
Arriving at my son and daughter-in-law’s house for early dinner, just a short drive away. Bringing your quinoa stuffing, regular stuffing, and crust-less pumpkin pie. (the youngest does not like pie crust, but loves pumpkin pie)
Only 8 of us this year, but it will be fun with wonderful people. Can’t ask for anything more!
Katherine Rossmoore says
I am blessed to be hosting my three sons and my 93 year old mother with her man and my newest Love; grandson and his mom my daughter in law.
Love your meal; it looks to streamlined and elegant and spot on. Mine is a mess of everything and perfect that way too!
Happy Thanksgiving and I’m asking for your Book for Christmas.
Jennifer S says
We are going to a dear friends home! Have a great Thanksgiving! Thanks for all you share!
Sarah M says
I am making Thanksgiving dinner for our family off 9, my in-laws, and my husband’s grandmother and her niece. 6 adults & 7 kiddos!
Your menu plan looks yummy! We are all gathering at my parents home this year. Everyone pitches in and brings something. Happy Thanksgiving! I would love a green mixer!!!
Annie Bliss says
Going to Boston where my eldest nephew & family host our ever-expanding family vine:
siblings, parents, ex’s and kids…
This year, 16 adults & 7 children!
So blessed to be part of a wonderful family ❤️❤️
I plan to spend the day in gratitude and celebrate desserts with my friends and husband.
Thanks for the green mixer!
Camilla Banks says
Happy Thanksgiiving……I will be staying home, cooking for myself and my husband.
This mixer will go great with my newly remodeled kitchen! Thanks for your recipes!
Anne Schmidt says
Happy Thanksgiving! I, too, am staying home and hosting dinner for some of the family. Serving your Carmelized Butternut Squash Soup along with some other family faves. Enjoy your day, Kevin! And wish me luck in your drawing!
Thank you for the giveaway. I am so blessed to be able to host thanksgiving dinner again this year. Happy thanksgiving!
Susie Murdock says
A small turkey dinner for 2.
Karen Chickering says
TRAVELING! First to my sister-in-law’s for a large gathering, to which I’ll bring the fixings for limoncello champagne cocktails, as well as your quinoa, leek, sun-dried tomato and sage stuffing. Then on to my twin cousin’s house Friday, with sweet potato/gruyere gratin and cannellini beans with sage and tomatoes. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Kevin!
cathy sullens says
happy thanksgiving! i will be home, cooking and feeding anyone i see! smile
Sherry Peters says
Happy, Healthy and Yummy Thanksgiving, Kevin! Family gathering and having a feast for all the senses in my tiny apartment. It’ll be cozy – and the more the merrier, I always say. Will be adding this cranberry recipe, for sure! Thanks for this and all the wonderful recipes, tips and great humor throughout the year. You’re awesome!
Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin!
I’m taking my mom, my niece, and my dog Lily to California (from Portland) to see my sister and her family. She is such a great cook. Plus she makes my mom’s dressing <3
We are staying home, eating the traditional dinner. Our daughter and granddaughter will be with us
Karen Hermansen says
I’ve been wanting a stand mixer for a long time. My hand mixer just doesn’t cut it with thick cookie batter. Thank you offering this! I definitely am going to try your Pommes Anna with chives!
Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity in your gift to some lucky person! My son, a conglomeration of beloved, sweet pets and I will be celebrating Thanksgiving with gratitude in our hearts that we are all together and that we have each other. As part of that gratitude, we donate food and needed supplies to an animal shelter as often as we can throughout the year, but always tuck in some little extras, like toys, extra dog biscuits and kitty treats and bedding at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
We wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving and gentle hugs for your beloved pets!
Staying home and doing the cooking! The prep has already begun.
Wishing you and Silver Fox a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Thanks for all the tips and advice you share throughout the year.
We have so much to to be thankful for & will be hosting Thanksgiving with our family & friends. The refrigerator is full & the cooking has begun. I made a batch of cranberries with red wine & ginger yesterday & I think this will be a crowd pleaser. Thank you Kevin for the wonderful recipes you share. Many have become family favorites. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family.
All your recipes look wonderful and hope to try some of them. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!! Greetings from Kansas and the mixer would be wonderful. I’m 84 and a mixer would really help me,.
My husband is doing the turkey on the Weber grill, and we are taking it to the neighbors (and sharing the cooking duties for the side dishes). Neither of us couples are traveling this year, so it will be a quiet, low-key, delicious event!
Brian T says
I will be visiting family across town to eat, and play with the kids. I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving full of love and warmth. Thanks for all the helpful knowledge you share.
Diane Ellis says
Spending the day with my 92 year old mother. My brothers and I will be cooking for her. She can’t comprehend a lot any more, so we are trying to make the meal she used to make for us when We were little. We are hoping it will spark some memories.
Paula Cornell says
Delicious! You, the book, the food…all of it! Thanks for the inspiration Kevin! And for the giveaway. So generous! Happy Thanksgiving!
Karen Gallas says
Grandsons coming. We will be running on high as of dinner tonight! That green knocks your socks off. So glad the book is out.
Paula Dansereau says
Ha! Our Canadian Thanksgiving was Oct 9. By Christmas we will be ready for more turkey.
Deborah Rowden says
Traditional supper here, with my 3 kids and son and daughter in law and my three grandkids. First year in a long time with no non family guests. My brother and his wife and my 90 year old Dad who lives with us.
My dressing is not southern, northern or traditional. It’s my grandmothers recipe from Hungary.
Happiest of Thanksgivings to you! ❤️
Jeanne Nelson says
Out of town this Thanksgiving for a change. Have a happy Thanksgiving.❤️
We will be chauffeuring our roasted turkey to our son’s new home.
Sheri Hagwood says
My son will be home from college for his first visit since he left in September. I will be fixing all his favorites so there will be lots of leftovers for him to take back to his dorm room!
Alan D. says
Having sister and brother-in-law over for what will be a fabulous meal. Also playing Mah Jongg.
Elizabeth Schulz says
Grand daughter and husband in fro Chicago, and then everyone to my nieces. Probably be 12-14 of us. Hpaay Thanksgiving to all, Janet
Carolyn Russell says
Happy Thanksgiving…. I will be sharing my Thanksgiving with friends this year….
margaret middleton says
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful to Kevin for all his wonderful recipes and ideas for the home:)
Linda C says
Staying home and having family come to us. A good excuse to clean the house top to bottom. Would love a lovely green mixer.
Liz Lowe says
Traveling to see family about 120 miles away. I’m bringing the ham and some pies, just like I do every year. Happy Thanksgiving!
Hi Kevin, It is interesting to read what others are doing for Thanksgiving. Here is Victoria BC we are anticipating Christmas and will be putting up our outside lights this weekend. Sadly we have to have an artificial tree but my grandson will be carrying on the tradition of cutting his own tree about mid December.
I plan to make your cranberry ginger relish for Xmas; along with using other tips and recipes you so graciously provide. Thanks.
Karen Thomas says
Again this year, we are heading to Mexico. Really works out great – warm weather, no housework! Sure hope I can win that beautiful mixer! My antique hand-held isn’t always the best for some jobs.
Joyce Lantz says
Going to a friend’s mountaintop. Almost a shame as I’ve little coking to do; however also a blessing in that we leave for a party at the beach early Friday morning. I LOVE pommes anna as do the men in my life and I will be doing the butternut squash soup for a Dec event. By the way, my kitchen really NEEDS that green mixer to zip it up! Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving! Staying home and cooking traditional turkey and fixing. Great blog.
Karen D says
That souffle looks amazing. Just right for the debut voyage of a green KitchenAid! 🙂
Arden | Real-Food-Real-Life.com says
For years we’ve been the “default” hosts for Thanksgiving — for as many as 54 people one time in Costa Rica and usually for at least 10 or 12 — but then we did this massive downsizing this past summer so now don’t have the room. Luckily our best friends have stepped up to host, so we’ll all bring things — I’m in charge of cooking the turkey, then will also make mashed potatoes and roasted butternut squash with sage, cranberries, and goat cheese. Others will bring dressing and homemade green bean casserole. Pumpkin pie for dessert, of course.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
rosemarie m says
we will be having a small family gathering as every year before. to enjoy all that we
have been through, enjoyed, received and given through this past year. this opportunity
to share our blessings to others and all of you….thank you and God Bless
Kevin no need to send a mixer being able to say were blessed in this country and have more than so many around the world is more thanks enough. God Bless You and God bless America
Again, thank you soooo much for all the love and care you pour into sharing with all of us who welcome your ‘visits’ with each post you send. You have made my home more ‘homey’ and this Thanksgiving, I thank you for your love of life and how you have generously shared it with me, making my life so much richer. Through you, I have ventured into the kitchen and actually cooked meals from scratch that have been divine and I have even bought house plants to dote on. I celebrated the Canadian Thanksgiving a few weeks ago. We stayed home, And enjoyed the pumpkin souffle recipe you shared. We enjoyed a mostly vegan menu adapted from some of your vegetable recipes, that I laced with beans.
I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving and send my love and appreciation along with so many others, to your door. May you be surrounded by love, peace, good friends and great food this week and always.
Many, many thanks !
I’m hosting again this year but this year Everyone is bringing something to share! Happy turkey day to you all!
bren english says
Hi Kevin and all family…Happy Thanksgiving to you all. We had our Thanksgiving up here (in Canada) last month and I did up a Cornish Game Hen treat, with ALL the Thanksgiving fixings for me and my 2 pugs and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Sure hope yours is fab too!!! (that green mixer will look fantastic in my new kitchen that I just installed eggplant colored countertops in last spring btw! lol)
Jane L. says
We are eating out at a nice restaurant because I do not want to cook two big meals for my family on the holiday season. I will cook Christmas with all of their favorites. Makes everyone one happy since I do most of the cooking. Happy Holiday and best wishes for your book.
Food and Family for our Canadian Thanksgiving
I love the menu! I am heading out for this thanksgiving! Have a healthy, happy holiday!
Ray Stokes says
We are staying home just me and my wife. Guess I’ll smoke a chicken our WM doesn’t carry turkey thighs. 🙁 Sad face!
Kevin, scratch #658….I didn’t tell you what the Thanksgiving plans are in it. I should have read better. I just had major $$$$ dental work done this afternoon. (Yes, I am a queen once more, at least “temporarily” for four more weeks), so my thinking is not as sharp as it should be. Anyway, I am hoping to be pain-free and able to cook and enjoy a traditional TG meal with my hubby. We are 930 some miles away from most of the family….Oh, and we are planning to attend a Thanksgiving service that morning at a historic 1770 Quaker Meeting House!
Lisa Lee says
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Kevin! My elderly but spry parents will be driving several hours to spend a couple days with our family. 🙂
My husband, myself, our son and daughter-in-law are having turkey at the home of our daughter and son-in-law. I am bring 3 pies: apple, bourbon pecan; my grandma’s fresh cranberry relish; a family favorite- sweet potatoes with apples and brown sugar; and, a family tradition: creamed John Copes corn. https://hanoverfoodsoutlet.com/product-category/john-copes/
Diane Bunting says
Serving Thanksgiving dinner to my family: children and spouses, and grandchildren. I’m so grateful that they will all be here – the only time of year we all get together. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
I’ll be staying home and eating lots of cranberries which are my favorite Thanksgiving food. Love the farmer green mixer, it will look great on the lucky winner’s counter. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
Happy Thanksgiving! We’re headed to our daughter and her husband’s home for lots of eating and drinking, can’t wait. Thanks !
Karyn Harrington says
I am cooking a 18 pound turkey for six of us… We just love leftovers. I will be making whipped cream with my handheld mixer for my pumpkin mousse! Enjoy your holiday and happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving to all the American readers! Fortunately it is not Thanksgiving here in Canada as we are in the middle of a kitchen reno:))
Kelly Handverger says
Having dinner at the in-laws! At least I’m not working in the ICU this year. 🙂
Joanne S. says
Eating tapas (I’m living in Barcelona) and being thankful that Barcelonans still like Americans, and that the separatist movement is relatively peaceful, at least so far.
Cate Parker says
Family and friends who put thankfulness in full motion…along with a delicious meal and good libations. Take time to help others along the way….
Cleanne Schieber says
I love the menu. I get to go to our daughters and she will cook. Except the homemade bread which I get to take. Thanks for your web.
Judy Silverman says
I am going to a friend’s house. I will be making dessert and rolls! Happy Thanksgiving!
Husband and I are just moseying down the road to our good friends who are hosting a large gathering. We are bringing pies from a local bakery and I am baking two loaves of crusty no-knead bread. Hope your Thanksgiving is full of fun and fabulous food!!
My daughter will be home from college so I invited my ex and his family and my parents over for the big meal. After the fires here in Ca we all lived together for a while and we enjoyed it so now we have even more to be thankful for!
Pamela Bryson says
My husband and I are hosting an Orphans’ Thanksgiving Dinner for friends who have no family to spend the holiday with. We always have a wonderful time. Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin!
My dinner will be at home and I will share with my 3 kitties. 4 friends will stop over for an afternoon dessert. Much to be thankful for.
I am cooking and trying your pommes Anna recipe! Happy Thanksgiving to all. My favorite holiday.
I will be eating Thanksgiving with my son and daughter-in-law and two grands. (Green is my favorite color!)
We are having friends and family at our house for Thanksgiving!
Meeting my son’s girlfriends family very nervous I hope they like me- I love their daughter
Joining my daughter, son-in-law, and two beautiful grandchildren. Last weekend our two sons from New York and Wisconsin and some of their families came for a long weekend and we celebrated Thanksgiving early.
We’ll be traveling about 90 miles to Bethesda, MD to be with our daughter’s family and two grandchildren plus extended in-laws! I’m always glad to see everyone. It’s what the holidays are all about! And food!
We’re taking a casserole of dressing with sausage and apple. My husband makes most of the dressing as he says I chop too finely. I’m hoping to get told to bring a pie..or perhaps a Galette, a la Kevin! Yummy! Happy Thanksgiving to all and may all your dishes turn out well, or be fixable!
(A Kitchen Aid would sure make a Chocolate Gingerbread Cake’s preparation easy! )
Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin! We’re gathering with my brother and his daughters at their home. Tradition!
I am home, cooking locally sourced foods and reveling in the quietude.
Traveling to two feasts (dinner at my niece’s house and dessert at a friends house). Making 60 popovers and German Chocolate cake. Happy Thanksgiving!
BLuegrass across state lines
Carol K says
Hi Kevin, I am going to my sister,s but still making everything at home so we will have lots of leftovers.
Mariana Mill says
Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving from Sacramento, CA.. from my 7 indoor cats & my outside colony. Just to say, it is always so great when your email arrives….Mariana Mill
Just me and my kitties will share a small turkey and a few sides.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
No cooking for me for the first time in many years. Whole family is going to the football game, then having a catered dinner. I’ll miss all the fun of cooking, the wonderful smells and the leftovers but sometimes it’s good to change things up! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Kevin!
We’re going to my sister-in-law’s for a wonderful Thanksgiving !
Hi, Kevin. On Thanksgiving day, I’m taking a fresh fruit salad to my cousin’s along with my 102-year-old father. His 92-year-old brother (my cousin’s dad) will be there too. Two still very animated 100% Italians!
Robin Cogburn says
Not going to see family this year-hoping lots of other single types will order UberEats so I can deliver to them and make some extra spending $. ALTHOUGH your cranberry/red wine/ginger cranberry recipe is calling my name. Pretty sure I’ll be making that for myself in the next few days!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM TEXAS WHERE IT IS 69 DEGREES, BEAUTIFUL TREES AND WE JUST DON’T LOVE THE SNOW! MY HUSBAND AND I ARE GOING TO A FRIENDS’ HOUSE. SHE COULDN’T SEE US GOING TO CRACKER BARREL! I’M TAKING A SWEET POTATO PIE… WHICH I PERFER TO PUMPKIN PIE…. MUST BE GOOD, IT DOESN’T LAST FOR MORE THAN ONE MEAL.
TAKE CARE, YOU AND YOUR HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY.
Margaret Furey says
Happy Thanksgiving! Gonna try your Pumpkin Souffle and Pommes Anna this year. Quiet dinner in front of the fire. Your recipes never fail! Thank you Kevin!
I’m making my “famous” Drunken Cranberries for Thanksgiving. Saving your butternut squash soup for Sunday. Let’s hear it for VSOP Brandy!
Allison Koch says
Hosting family for dinner. Then headed to a friend’s for a dessert-live band-bonfire-gratitude. Celebration. Taking a pumpkin swirl cheesecake
Going to dear friend’s house with two pies…. (or maybe a pie & pumpkin souffle).
Ed Goracy says
Follow you faithfully and enjoy. Having family dinner with usual turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, corn,cranberry sauce!
We’re staying home, having a modest ordinary dinner, probably order in. Happy holiday, Kevin!
Barbara Wellman says
we will be meeting another couple at a fine restaurant. As he is in hospice care, this will be our last Thanksgiving together, and since this restaurant is the first place we went out together with them so many years ago…They felt that it would be a beautiful closure to a long friendship. The following day we will cook a small turkey with all the trimmings for my husband and I to enjoy…Got to have those leftovers! 😉
We had Thanksgiving with my family Sunday… In a castle… In Indiana! It was fabulous.
We’re going to my sister-in-law’s for a wonderful Thanksgiving !
JANET KENNEDY says
Janet K Happy Thanksgiving Kevin
Planning on cooking for my daughter’s family in my home
Wishing you a great day. Thank you for the many recipes you’ve given
MaryBeth Kemper says
On Thanksgiving Day this year I’ll share my birthday with my older sister. We will travel to a nephew’s house where 30-35 of our family will bring way more food than we can eat, and we’ll celebrate 5 more November birthdays. Family, food,football, and fun. Who could ask for more!
Dianne Holzman says
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! we’ll be at my brother’s on T-day…but having a ‘do-over’ the day after for other friends and family! Never know how many will show up! Enjoy!
Sharon Hull says
Am visiting my son and his new wife in their new (to them) house. They’re cooking and I’m contributing only the pie – pie is of course my idea of how to celebrate!
Dinner at home with family and friends. And grilled turkey, stuffing and cranberry sandwiches the next night—my favorite!
Excellent cover on your book, by the way. It’s on my Christmas list.
Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin! And thank you for all the times you made me smile this year.
Kevin Green says
Cooking for and looking forward to daughters’ being home for Thanksgiving.
Angela Willis says
Squuueee… I have always wanted an apple green kitchen aid! Thank you for such a kind and generous giveaway, Kevin. 🙂
My family and I are staying at home. We will eat breakfast while enjoying the Macy’s Day Parade. Play goofy Minute to Win It Thanksgiving Games, eat a light lunch while watching the original version of “Miracle on 34th Street”, have a nice dinner and dessert by the fire place, while we enjoy each others company!
Hope yours is just as lovely. <3
Kevin, this is lovely of you ~ Thanksgiving we will make Turkey & stuffing & may try a recipe of yours tomorrow ` we love this day ~ making pumpkin everything today & tomorrow ~ what a beautiful holiday this is, thank you for asking ~ Blessings to you & yours Dear Kevin!
Going to my friend’s house. She hasn’t told me what she wants me to bring yet. Perhaps some beverages!
Time for strip to my mother-in-law’s for the holiday. Best wishes to you and yours!
Cooking a turkey for 10 on our Green Egg, as our oven is not working quite
properly! Enjoy the day.
We will be traveling from SE PA to visit our son at Ft Drum in Watertown NY. Thankful for the family to be together and no lake effect snow in the forecast! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours:-)
Margit B. says
Staying home and sharing a meal and fellowship with 3 of my 4 sons.
Happy Thanksgiving! We are celebrating with family . . . 13 in all and the ages range from 1 1/2 yrs to 90, so lots of ages represented and lots for which to be thankful 🙂
My wife and I are getting together at my brother’s house. We’ve made snacks and will make the mashed potatoes.
Nancy Bullat says
Just my husband and I. We are smoking a turkey breast on the pellet grill. Also havingmashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, homemade rolls, cranberry sauce and mincemeat pie.
Happy thanksgiving Kevin, I hope someone cooks for you sometime. My husband and I will go to our daughters house for thanksgiving. Grandkids live there too!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. Fox. This year I am celebrating in Ireland at my nieces wedding.
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin, Silver Fox, and Lily! May you all have a blessed day! I will be traveling to my mamaw’s for the day, unfortunately my wife has to work so she can’t go with me. My wife and I will fix a stuffed chicken Thursday evening, then going shopping.
Nancy B. says
Just my husband and I. We are smoking a turkey breast on the pellet grill. Also having mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, homemade rolls, cranberry sauce and mincemeat pie.
Debby West says
We are guests this year. We will bring a fresh fruit platter with miniature cheese balls.
Hope you enjoy a very happy Thanksgiving!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Family celebration at home.
Cheryl Ruscansky says
I’m thankful for my family so I will be hosting. We’re big on apps and desserts, not so much turkey and stuffing.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. Fox (and Lily and the cats, of course). We hit a pre-Black-Friday sale online and bought a set of All-Clad cookware we are very very excited about, having used only cheapo cookware for decades. Thinking of getting some seafood and having a romantic dinner as have been too busy to spend much time as a couple lately. And we’ll give thanks for the new cookware.
Sherry Weidman says
My brother and I are eating out. Your meal plan looks delicious.
Cooking at home for family. Happy Thanksgiving.
Donna Korkus says
HAPPY THANKSGIVING KEVIN, SILVER FOX AND THE FAMILY.
WE HAVE MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR…
WILL BE TRAVELING TO SYRACUSE TO HAVE DINNER WITH OUR NIECE, AS OUR SON & DAUGHTER AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE IN PUERTA VILLARTA AND STAMFORD, CT., RESPECTIVELY.
LOVE YOUR BLOG
DONNA & JIM
My husband and I are looking forward to dinner with our son in law and granddaughter. Lots of good food, conversation and laughs. Thanks so much for your recipes. Happy happy thanksgiving to you and your family!!!
Spending the day cooking and enjoying family.
Helene Willis says
Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours including the cats and dog) from the Rocky Mountain west. We will be going to our daughter-in-law’s home to be with all of the family – grown kids, spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. This will be the first Thanksgiving without our son, Stan, Robin’s hubby, so it will be bittersweet. I’m making 3 pies – Pumpkin, Chocolate Custard, and a Chess Pie that is a grandson’s annual birthday request. We have much for which to be thankful.
Traveling to see my family! Will cook a little at home to take and finish cooking when I get to my family. Hope you have a wonderful day and a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Well, since I’m in Canada, and we’ve already had our Thanksgiving, it will be a normal day for me. However, that green mixer would be an incredible addition to my kitchen, since my old white one is dying a slow and noisy death! Hey, I’ll even kick in for the postage!
We’re going out for dinner… scandalous, I know. It’s the hubby’s idea although I love the idea of being pampered for the holiday. We’ll be celebrating at home on a later date. Wishing you and yours a lovely day.
We are invited to a friend’s house. For the last 3 years, we’ve been spending Thanksgiving with them.
I will be hosting dinner for two of my three children, their significant others, my newly divorced brother and myself and my husband. 7 of us should be able to make a dent in the only sized turkey (21 lb.) my local grocery store had available. Trying a new cranberry relish this year too! Have a happy Thanksgiving and congratulations on your new cookbook.
Just me & the husband, cooking at home. I feel lazy this year so we’re cooking the bare minimum, and the rest of the day we’re watching movies.
Karin Hamann says
Just back from dentist, and now scheduling for my root canal sometime this week! Have family coming to visit us, so hope to make it through holiday cooking. Ugh!
Valerie Gullang says
This year we are eating out. I made my Turkey about two weeks ago. Looking forward to not having a mess to clean up.
I’m the pumpkin pie bring-er, so I’ll make those tomorrow. And I have the ingredients for your cranberry sauce! We’ll be at a family member’s house in a neighboring part of our county. Violet the beagle says, “Ahwooooooo!” to Lily! Happy Thanksgiving!
Patricia Panuccio says
We got married on Thanksgiving so we celebrate on that day regardless of the date.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful day.
Mary Ellen Chodur says
Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin! Hope you enjoy a great day. I’m the pie person for our dinner. Can’t wait to have Pumpkin!
Allison B. says
Hi Kevin, thanks for sponsoring this giveaway! I’m spending Thanksgiving with my closest friends this year. It will be a joyous event, with wine, turkey, and, because you’ve inspired me, your cranberries and pommes anna!
Happy Thanksgiving! My husband and I are going to a friend’s for the big day. My contribution? Vegetables. I know I can find good recipes from you. Thank you!
I’ll be cooking the entire traditional Thanksgiving dinner for the 7 of us. Kevin have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving to You and yours, Having dinner with Good Friends
Going to spend the day with family and friends, back home for the first time in forever and praying for the one member of the family who is overseas in harm’s way.
God bless all those who serve.
Barbara Barefield says
Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for all your wonderful recipes and advice. We are having a small gathering with all gluten-free recipes for pumpkin and sweet potato pies (almond and coconut crusts), cornbread-sweet-potato-cranberry stuffing, wild salmon, turkey breast, and more. We are thankful that our beloved St. Bernard Devo is still with us, as he has been sick, and thankful that we have a warm home and kitchen full of love and delicious food.
Gisele Frazeur says
Celebrating with my sister……and my doggies! Happy Thanksgiving!
This year I’m traveling to enjoy time with extended relatives. I’ll only be providing a side dish of roasted sweet potatoes with chives and sea salt, but that pumpkin soufflé looks amazing!
Ellen Collins says
We are eating out on the big day but participating in a family dinner over the weekend, so the best of both worlds for us! Your Pommes Anna look divine! Can’t wait to try that recipe!
Renee Kirwan says
cooking and sharing with family!
wilinda matheis says
I work at HSHS St John’s hospice unit in Springfield,IL. I’ve worked there for 32 years, 27 years on our hospice unit. So I’ll be spending Thanksgiving and the day after, 0700-1930 both days bringing love, comfort, and dignity to our patients and their families, on what most likely will be their last Thanksgiving together. My honor and privilege. On Saturday after Thanksgiving, my understanding family, will gather at our home and enjoy our time together and know we are blessed.
Hope you all have the best Thanksgiving…your menu looks delicious…home here with youngest daughter & boyfriend & my husband…old favorites plus a new chiffon, rum & pumpkin pie…
Not our usual big event but just family because our daughter is here recovering from major surgery yesterday. No time to cook and be nurse. Blessings to all.
Cooking. Family coming.
Quiet meal at home with the family.
Eating at my sister’s house, generally have it at my house so it’s a pleasure to relax somewhat. We are bringing the vegetables and some deserts! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
BJ Foster says
Spending Thanksgiving with my MIL in rehab. Love your blog!
I’m having a quiet day, puttering around at home by myself and our three Maine Coon fluffballs: Arabelle, Willow and Benjamin. I absolutely love quiet days by myself where I can sew, play my harp and just generally be thankful for all the blessings I’ve been given. After the daily vacuuming and kitty box care, of course….Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
Thanks for all of your sharing of info. We will be staying home and having family over for dinner and a lot of your ideas included this year especially. Best to you, Patti
I’ll be on a plane 🙁
Happy Thanksgiving! Going to my brother and sister in-laws this year. 1st year in a long time I won’t be doing a turkey.
I am hosting my children and grandchildren. We will have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner but on Friday .
We are going to my mother in laws. With young babies, we wont be hosting thanksgiving again for few years. I do miss the cooking! I am one of those ppl that love hosting 🙂
Mark Cotrupe says
We’ll be eating at home. It’s a small group these days, but the food tastes just as good. We’ll be seeing family over the weekend.
Joining the extended family clan. All I have to make is cauliflower mac n cheese!!
staying home and cooking a turkey for the very first time! 2017 has been a stressful year but thankfully all its events have had happy endings. 🙂 happy thanksgiving.
Early to the senior center to help cook community feast then home to cook turkey, etc for friends.
Rosemary O'Garra says
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I’m in New Zealand so we don’t actually have one day for Thanksgiving. But try to do it several times a year though using some of your recipes of course.
Wow, almost 8oo comments. You’re a popular guy, Mr. Jacobs!! The whole family will be together for Thanksgiving dinner. Blessed and grateful. Have a wonderful day.
Hosting and cooking.
Making your corn soufflé!!
Happy Thanksgiving! My son is hosting dinner this year
Happy Thanksgiving to and your family.
This year I will be going over to my pretend in laws Home with other family members and a also a few new faces. We have been asked to bring over a side dish. I chose a squash and potatoe, goat cheese and parmasan casserole . Travelzoo a wonderful day
Marge Talken says
We are hosting our son and family visiting from yap, micronesia (8,000 miles travelled) and our younger son and wife (7 miles away). Hubby is smoking the turkey!
Nancy Urbine says
I’ll be making a big Thanksgiving meal and my kids should all be home!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
We are headed to LA for the holiday this year. To visit with our long lost Michigan bestie, have a delicious dinner, cocktails, and lots of relaxing for us. Gonna have a 90° day. Can’t wait!! Enjoy family time!
Wishing you and your dear (and furry) ones a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. Just me and Orrin at home this year. His mom in hospital (but recovering nicely!), both kids out of state. It’s just us, Skittles the constantly talking cat (he’s a wonderful conversationalist), and the two rough Collies, Pixie and Soleil, fresh from the groomers with lovely fluffy coats. To keep matters simple during what is turning out to be a very quiet holiday, I’ll be making rock Cornish hens, my great-grandmother’s corn pudding recipe and roasted vegetables. And my own cranberry sauce which is always in the ‘fridge year round! And champagne, of course! Thankful for your wonderful pages!
Thanksgiving will be at our house. Two of our three kids and spouses won’t be there. But we are having 8 others who were not spending the holiday with any other friends or family. Should be fun and no snow!!
Kim M. says
Heading to my son and new daughter in law’s for Thanksgiving. My son is an excellent cook, can’t wait to see what he has planned.
My husband and I are going to friends for Thanksgiving. The will be serving prime rib and NOT turkey. Oye vey! Have the best Thanks giving!
Jan Jacklin says
Doing 4 different Turkey Dinners…
1 for our 3…single guys next door…
1 for a single dad….
1 for a family whose Dad had a triple bypass with complications and
1 for us on Saturday after Thanksgiving for my cousins…
Whew just put # 3 in the oven…
Thanksgiving Day our daughter is hosting..
A most BLESSED Thanksgiving to you, Kevin…
Linda Blake says
Holy cow it’s not looking too good for the mixer to be on my counter but the fingers are crossed we are going to my sons as we have done for years this year we are having chicken and dressing and all the fixings but the very best is the broccoli cornbread yummy and we have so very much to be thankful for again this year (18) I’m still here fighting cancer God just isn’t ready for me yet we hope you all and your families have happy and blessed thanksgiving and holidays God bless and be with you all
No Thanksgiving celebration for me, but will be hanging out and having dinner with the fam as almost everyone has the day off! Thanks for providing a great contest!
I’m hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for my son and daughter along with their spouses and my granddaughter. My husband makes the turkey and dressing and I make the rest of the meal. I love to cook for my family and they struggle to get their coats on when the day ends. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving Kevin.
Staying home…just made a pot of your butternut squash soup…a favorite any time! Wishing you all the best for the holidays!
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoying time off work. Making turkey and ham, all the traditional yummies. Will try your cranberry recipe, looks delish. I make this cranberry dessert called 40 Below because I live in Alaska. Love to watch the movie “Trains, Planes and Automobiles with Steve Martin and John Candy.
Andrea Schmidt says
I look forward to reading your blogs and seeing how your gardens turns out. It will be just my disabled veteran mother and myself. I am going to try my hand cooking dinner this year. However, my mom will still be in charge of cleaning out the bird, George.
Cornelia Vick says
Thank the good Lord, my daughter is hosting Thanksgiving this year. My stove died last week..
I tried so hard to buy a new one, have it installed and be ready for Thanksgiving. It just wasn’t meant to be. Luckily, I had purchased the cranberries to make my Cranberry Chutney….So I assembled the ingredients, took to my daughter’s house, cooked for the 30 minutes and left
the pot in her refrigerator to reheat on Thanksgiving Day. I did bring home some to give to
my neighbors, which I do each year. Would love to send you the recipe if you have room
for another recipe. I enjoy your recipes and always hope I will win one of the mixers. Thank
you for all of the inspiration and interesting ideas………….
We are staying home but our kids and grandson are going to be here so it will be a special time for us! We’re making your cranberry wine ginger recipe which I’m looking forward to tasting! We’re having an Amish Turkey , pumpkin pie and a few more traditional items! Wishin you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
Home and cooking! Happy Thanksgiving!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Kevin, and many blessings throughout the year.
Patricia Torrice says
WISHING YOU ALL A SAFE AND BLESSED HOLIDAY! NOT TRAVELING THIS YEAR, STAYING HOME WITH FAMILY.HOPING SNOW IS NOT ON THE MENU! YOUR POSTS ARE ALWAYS INFORMATIVE AND ENTERTAINING!
For the first time I’m going away for Thanksgiving! I’m bringing the turkey and brined it today (first time brining, so wish me luck).
JoAnn Goodwin says
My husband and I will put the turkey in then go for a nice ,long bike ride. The meal will follow and will be appreciated!
Roberta Adams says
Joyful Thanksgiving everyone!
Kevin, I have learned so much from you. I’m thankful
for your success.
Have been cooking for most of 45 yrs of marriage. We have a WONDERFUL family for which I’m thankful.
Barbara D says
Cooking and having sit down at my house for my small family and 2 special guests my grandsons girlfriend is bringing her parents. Have a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving Kevin.
Cooking an organic turkey from Vitamin Cottage for the first time ever. Dry-brining with home-grown herbs – hope it turns out well.
Mindy Bush says
Happy TG to you and all the fur babies! My husband is coming home from the hospital on Wednesday after having double hip replacement surgery. Normally we have upwards of 20 for TG, but this year we decided to calm it down a tad. All 5 sons out of town this year so, I’m preparing a intimate meal for just the two of us; lamb rack with a mint chimichurri sauce, scalloped sweet potatoes, haricot verts with bacon lardons and a yummy tossed green salad with pomegranate seeds and a champagne vinaigrette dressing. For dessert, a cast iron skillet apple pie tart with homemade brandied cherry ice cream. Our Standard poodle, Daisy, mini dachshund, Simon and Tiger kitty, Abby with bless us with their love and affection!
Amen Kahwajy says
Thank you for this chance, Kevin!
Alice Reinhardt says
Happy Thanksgiving, thanks for all the wonderful recipes and inspiration, all year long
Well, as you know, here in Canada, we have our Thanksgiving in the middle of October. This year our family celebrated three weeks earlier than that even because our children and grandchildren had gathered, so most importantly when we are together, we celebrate. This year I included the ever delicious Tomato Pie with our turkey dinner. Yummmm! Wishing all our American neighbours a safe and delicious Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for!!!!
eleanor marcellus says
Quiet holiday this year caring for an ailing sister still much to be thankfulfor.
Alice Reinhardt says
Sharon Bender says
Happy Thanksgiving to You, Kevin, and ALL your Furry Friends.
LOVE Your Recipes & Gardens!
charles lupori says
Thanksgiving at my nephews this year.
Gerry Fortain says
Great website. Love Kitchen Aid.
Charles Lupori says
Thanksgiving at my nephews this year. He and his family are great hosts.
Sandra L Allen says
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin and family!
I look forward each weekend to your newsletter, always full of good food, humor,and wonderful how to’s to grow veggies and plants. I am a better gardener than a chef, I always learn something new.
THERESA SCHMOYER says
Staying home and cooking our traditional Thanksgiving dinner with my family. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Cathy Muskus says
Going out since it is just my husband and I this year. Kind of a relief not to cook. Christmas will need to be a big deal I guess since I got a holiday off.
Having two Thanksgivings with wonderful friends!
Happy Thanksgiving all!
Margaret Califano says
Hi Kevin! I’m imposing on my gracious niece and her family , as usual.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving
We are driving to my sister’s friend’s home to share old friends and good food. Our sons have gone snowboarding out west. .
Laura Bremer says
our family is sharing Thanksgiving with friends and family through out the Holiday weekend, this is the first Thanksgiving I can remember where we are not cooking the bird. We will be enjoying the fruits of others labor and are truly thankful for all we have. Hope your thanksgiving is wonderful Kevin.
Susan Knell says
We’re traveling to my daughter’s where we will eat out this year. No fuss, no muss!
As a Canadian, Thanksgiving has come and gone for me, but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t use a lovely green mixer!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Kevin. We in Canada had ours already on October 9, and enjoyed it tremendously with our family.
Patricia Sullivan says
Thank you for this Kevin…I am going to my daughter’s home but not without doing my share of some cooking to take…most important…the cornbread and my biscuits… Hope you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving…
Gretchen B. says
Going out to dinner…to a historic restaurant that’s having (what sounds like) a lovely buffet. First time I’ve eaten Thanksgiving out! I hope I don’t regret not having yummy leftovers. Debating whether it’s too tacky to ask server if I can have one carcass for soup-making!!!
Darlene Van Ness says
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoying time off work to make the traditional yummies while watching the Thanksgiving parade on TV. Will try your cranberry recipe, love cranberries, I make this cranberry dessert called “40 Below” cause I live in Alaska. Love to watch the movie “Trains, Planes and Automobiles with Steve Martin and John Candy.
Jody Hibbs says
Happy Thanksgiving! We are headed to my brother-in-law’s for a mid day meal with my home baked pies and rolls!
Candace Geary says
We are staying home, in Maryland. Our son is coming down from Pennsylvania to spend a few days. Our daughter is in New Mexico. I had spine surgery in July and am having RF ablation in two weeks. There have been two nerve blocks in between. Being comfortable in my own home and able to take a few days to prep and cook, is exactly what I want and need this year. My husband took a few days off this week and will be my sous chef. Our family has so much to be thankful for, this year. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
We will be in Jensen Beach, FL with my sister, niece & 2 little darlings Leighton Ann 7 on Christmas Day and her brother Cole who is 3-1/2 and ALL boy, nephew & his fiance, her parents, her 2 sisters and their families….about 20 or so….but my husband Jonathan is a FABULOUS cook, always makes the gravy from scratch, we will have 2 turkeys, ham and corn cassarole, etcetcetc and we eat & drink with abandon! Oh yes, and a few strays, I am sure. Best wishes for a happy & healthy Holiday Season from sunny WARM Boca Raton, FL!
Going to my daughter’s who makes the best turkey ever! I will make chocolate pecan pie and delicious cranberry sauce made of fresh, dried & canned cranberries and high quality orange marmalade.
Jeanine Padilla says
We are having a small family gathering with delicious homemade food. Our son is home from college that makes me so happy! Love Thanksgiving!
Thank you for your inspiring blog. Since I’ll be cooking at home and just for 2, there will be no funny ingredients or sides … turkey dinner is my favorite. I might even try out your pumpkin soufflé recipe. I’ll gladly trade my avocado green mixer (NOT Kitchen Aid) for the fab green model but I fear it will make everything else shabby by comparison. Happy Thanksgiving!
We’ll be traveling to CT from Boston to visit family – Happy Thanksgiving!
Heading to Maine for dinner with family and friends. Will be making your butternut squash soup when I return!! All ingredients are ready to go. Have a great Turkey day.
ronald poirier says
staying home enjoying some of your recipet with family
Just Joan says
First thanks to you for so many bright ideas mixed with a dash of necessary humor. We will be attending the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade as our granddaughter will will be in it. Then we celebrate my daughters with a Dinner feast.
Tina Ross says
Have a great Thanksgiving. I am celebrating with family and friends. Making an apple tart and zucchini brownies.
ronald poirier says
staying home with family happy thankgiving to you and yours
Sue Ott says
My favorite holiday! Will be cooking for a small group this year 12. Can’t wait for turkey pot pie the next day! Blessings
Giuditta Reppi says
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin et al!
I just finished roasting apples for the apple pie I’m making tomorrow to bring to my sister’s house. At my English as a Second Language class for adult beginners last night, we taught the learners about Thanksgiving, and talked about what was on the original and modern menus for many families, including cranberries. Here on Cape Cod, we are proud to be a major area for the growing of cranberries, but the lead teacher, who is originally from Milwaukee, claimed his own Wisconsin as the top producer! My mom has that portion of the meal covered with her home-made cranberry sauce!
Mary McNamara says
I’ll be cooking this year for my family! I appreciate them coming to our house even though they are adults ❤️ Happy Thanksgiving ❤️
Nancy McMahon says
I’ll be making your onions in Parmesan cream, which everyone in my family adores! A few other simple, yummy foods and family!
Happy Thanksgiving…and…Peace on Earth.
Joanne Schultz says
This year I moved close to my family, so we will be celebrating together! My sister is making the meal; I am making desserts & snacks!
Nancy Jeffryes says
Nancy J says
My son and I will be spending the day with my late husband’s family. The dinner is hosted by my niece and will include 25 +. I am the family pie baker so I will be taking 5 pies including apple, pecan, chocolate cream, coconut pecan and a new version, for me of pumpkin. I will also be taking the cornbread dressing using a recipe I came up with last year that is made in my crock pot. It was a big hit last year, especially as it stays nice and warm. In addition I will be making a new fluff fruit salad Banana Split Fruit Salad, that I found in a Paula Dean magazine.
Hope you and yours have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving Day.
Staying home and hosting dinner. Thank you!
Wallace & Nancy Brayd says
Happy Thanksgiving! As always, you amaze, amuse and educate us! We are having a full house at the B&B this Thanksgiving, with a family taking the whole place and celebrating a family reunion and a 90th birthday! Cheers!
Anne in Vermont zone 4/5 says
I hope you and the Silver Fox enjoy the holiday. With a dinner as outlined how could you not? Paul and I are doing nothing. The children are far away and our friends all have family events. As big as this holiday is, being British it is not exactly high on our celebratory list if no one is visiting.
Joan H. says
13 family members will be coming over the river and through the woods to our house for Thanksgiving Day and weekend. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Judy Hammersley says
maybe going to PA. for Thanksgiving this year.
We’ll be walking across the yard to our neighbor’s home for Thanksgiving. I’ll take a cranberry relish and the dessert Death by Chocolate. Happy Thanksgiving!
Donna Wollam says
What a beautiful color! We’re enjoying Thanksgiving with another couple. We’ll eat a lovely bird with all the trimmings then play cards.
Sr. Annie says
Well I live with a bunch of Sisters so we get together and each on cooks up their family favorites so it is quite the surprise. Me you ask well I never was good in the kitchen I prepare and decorate the 12 tables. Hey I did say I lived with a bunch didn’t I ? Sr Annie
Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!!
John A says
I will be alone this Thanksgiving
Valerie h says
This year I will be a guest at my Son’s wife family.. I am so excited to see what they cook.
I’ll be staying home for Thanksgiving. A friend is bringing food to me. It’s nice to have good friends. Happy Thanksgiving/
Deborah R says
We had our family get together last weekend, so it will just be Ronnie & me, the barn kitties, and four bags of books we bought at the Waco Library’s book sale. I can’t wait!
My boys are all with their in-laws so we are going to our favorite Blowing Rock NC restaurant, Best Cellar. Hooray for me—no dishes to wash!!!!!
We’ll be flying to Denver on Thanksgiving morning to be with our daughter and her family. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Kevin. I really enjoy your blog and you make me laugh. This mixer would match my green spatula, too!
Thank you for the opportunity to win such a gift. For this thanksgiving I am taking the day before off to start the feast. We will be cooking the entire dinner including dessert. Eleven adults and three children. We will have a very thankful thanksgiving.
Teresa Edington says
I live too far from family to visit this year and since I no longer have a BF….. It’s just me and Persephone the Poodle.
My GF and I decided to go OUT to dinner at Marie Callendar’s and bring goodies back for our doggies. (big sigh) I miss cooking the big dinner, but oh well. I’m thankful I have the friends I have and a roof over my head this year.
Thanks for making the kitchen a fun place to spend time. Will be using several of your wonderful recipes for our family dinner. Happy THanksgiving!
I’m making a really big turkey for a really small family gathering. Think I will try your pumpkin souffle! Oh how I would love to have a green mixer…well any color mixer would make me happy!
Sue Lefeber says
Hosting this year, can’t wait! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Your menu looks delicious. We’re hosting a traditional turkey dinner at home as usual, with family and some guests who would otherwise be alone. It’s a lot of work and goes by too fast!
Kevin, your Thanksgiving menu is awesome, have a great day.
Beth Cush says
We will be having our 2nd Thanksgiving this year at our house…the first was in October when all of my sisters and brother were here in Ohio at the same time…one is from Boston and one from the other side of the country in Berkeley, Ca. We are all in our 70’s and who knows if this could be our last chance to be all together. Thanksgiving is definitely my favorite holiday because of the food! After I learned how to brine a turkey I get pretty excited about the meal. So tender and moist! And the dressing. And the cranberry salad, perfected by my Dad, along with, of course, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade applesauce, fresh frozen corn from my brother’s farm market, and peach pie, made at the height of the season, frozen, and baked the day of the meal, with ice cream and fresh raspberry sauce from my own raspberries, complete the meal. Nothing gourmet about it. Just delicious, fresh ingredients that all go perfectly together. Yum.
Enjoying family and food at sis-in-laws house! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. XO
Deb Bonfiglio says
I’m hosting as usual….but only 13 this year, usually it’s 21. I always make one or two new recipes each year. This year I’m trying make ahead gravy and a chocolate cream pie. Hope they turn out. Last year it was a pumpkin pie made with a mixture of pumpkin and apple butter with a streusel topping. That was a huge hit!
We already did an 18 person thanksgiving with my in laws on Saturday, so my boys and I will spend thanksgiving proper with my family (14+ people) while my husband travels to NC to visit with more of his family (I think another 12 people or so). We are both very blessed with large extended families! Happy thanksgiving to you and yours!
Linda F. says
We have been invited to our neighbors for the day. I am bringing scallops!
I’m excited for Thanksgiving! I’m cooking a traditional Thanksgiving for my family. We don’t get together often, and Thanksgiving is one of our “get together” days. Being of French Canadian descent, I’m also making a French Pork pie and my traditional Homemade turkey noodle soup.
Have a great Thanksgiving Kevin. Love your postings!
Joann Santamaria says
I’m thrilled to be spending Thanksgiving with my sister who just moved down to NC this year and my sister who is already here, plus my mom! Nothing like spending Thanksgiving with family! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Judy Best says
Most unusual Thanksgiving ever! Family is all traveling in different directions, and husband is on a soft diet due to dental work, so for us, no turkey or ham. Very quiet day. I plan to find a Swedish cookie recipe for our annual cookie exchange.
I will be going to a relative’s house and bringing mashed potatoes and ‘Tis the Season Salad.
Eva & hubby, we’ll be eating Thanksgiving Dinner with my mom, my sisters and brothers. This is our second year that we’re celebrating without my dad, as he passed away two years ago. He is missed terribly, but we know we will see him again, one day. We want to make my mom as happy as possible, they were married over 70 years! Who does that these days? Well, I’m so blessed to have my family together, almost all us kids anyway. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and remember, it’s not about the food! It’s about enjoying your company! God bless, E.S.
Sue nelson says
Drove 250 miles from Illinois to Michigan last Friday…Saturday we all did the Lake Templene Turkey Trot in pouring rain…Actually fun in the raindrop solitude…great commerative T shirts and medals…proceeds for the 4th of July firework fund…Would love to receive that (my favorite color – green) kitchenaid…Every week I look forward to your email…thank you!!
Happy Thanksgiving! We are travelling to New Jersey. My husband is making a seafood bisque and I’m making a vegan pot pie so my daughter will be sure to have something to eat!
Spending thanksgiving with extended family at my uncles home. Everyone brings a couple dishes.
We are going to North Carolina to celebrate with family. I’m doing the cooking.
Going to North Carolina to celebrate with family. I am doing the cooking.
Traditional Thanksgivinng dinner for us. God Bless!
Liz S says
Happy Thanksgiving, Kelvin
Sandra Bay says
I wish you the best of Thanksgivings your way. We are going to stay around our area this year and spend the day with some dear friends. In which one is an very accomplished 94 year old. All the stories from him are so amazing to listen to. And boy he’s got some! Always a good day to celebrate when you are in good company with wonderful friends. We have a tradition to always include wild turkey. deer and fresh homemade bread in our menu.
Cooking, cooking cooking! I started Monday Thankfully (ha! puns are fun) the trade off is not having to do the clean up work!
Deb Jones says
Just hubby Jack and I this year, turkey and stuffing, cranberries, scalloped potatoes, pies, shrimp dip etc. Quiet turkey day here in Wyoming planned.
Kathy MInar says
I work part time in a Dermatologist office. During the year I make a mental note of our older patients that live alone and then before thanksgiving I send them an invitation. Honestly we have the nicest patients that have become family. Their conversation and rich history is such a blessing to our family.
We grow our own pumpkins and raise our turkey. So fun to share.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
Suzanne K says
We’re going to our Aunt’s house. Each family is making different dishes & bringing them. We’re making the turkey & bringing the drinks. Cousin is on tater & dessert duty & our Aunt is other sides & apps. It spreads out the work so no one is loaded with all the cooking. It works great for us. We’ve been doing it for years.
Carol williams says
Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for all the wonderful advice and recipes that you share!
Margie Pierce says
We will be traveling to the mountains for dinner with family.
Meryl O says
My daughter and I are heading to my boyfriend’s sister’s house. I miss cooking everything but I’ll just pour my all into the cranberry earl gray jelly and the pecan crusted pumpkin cheesecake I’m bringing!
Kenia P. says
For the first time ever we are traveling for Thanksgiving. We are going to Mexico to visit my in-laws. I’m sure my mother in law will have plenty of food for us when we get there.
Your pictures look amazing! I want some of everything.
Joanne Toft says
Small gathering at home. Kids are off with their partners families this year. Checking out a few of your recipes as I begin cooking. Thanks for all the good ideas.
C Miller says
Headed to my parents house with the Grand kids.
We had our Thanksgiving dinner last Sunday because of vacation schedules. So it’s just me and hubby eating a roasted chicken and sweet potatoes on Thursday.
Down in Fla. we have many elderly in our neighborhood. So holidays we fill the house with
elderly empty nesters. Makes us as happy as we make them. Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Vickie Halteman says
We are having 55 family members. The family is growing fast. 14 are my grandchildren and next year, Lord willing, we will have 2 more.
Happy Thanksgiving! Cooking dinner and delivering it to my house bound parents. Then home to enjoy dinner & some football!
Wishing everyone a nice and safe Thanksgiving!
Hosting family gathering at our home. Thankful for our health and happiness.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
Judy Lobos says
I’m cooking for 5. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Diane M. says
For Thanksgiving this year we will be staying home and the great thing is that our middle daughter will be here. And our oldest daughter is here visiting with her two sons, one is 2 months old and the other is 2 years old. We are so Happy they will be with us. I look forward to cooking a big meal.
Wishing you and yours a Very Happy Thanksgiving!
Joan from Pinckney, Michigan says
What a cool green mixer, which would look good in my kitchen.
This year we are lucky enough to be vacationing on Longboat Key with a view of the Gulf of Mexico. Surf and Turf for family and friends.
Hope you have an excellent Turkey Day everyone.
Jackie L says
Gathering at Mom’s as always, with aunts and a cousin joining this year. Happy Thanksgiving!
Cynthia Shibata says
Hosting Thanksgiving with our 2 children and their significant others. One of which has our 2 beautiful granddaughters. Daughter-in- laws parents and maybe their second daughter and her 2 children. A full house for us in our small home. Thanks Kevin for all your great recipes.
Valerie C. says
Family from London will be arriving soon! Cleaning is done, now on to prep work tomorrow. They’ll be here for a week.
the hubs and I will be home (till he takes me out for brunch) and on Sat. the entire will get together at BILs house.
Traveling to my Mom & Dad’s. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Passed on a great dinner invitation and decided to create dinner at our house with my son’s family who live 15 minutes away. They’ll arrive Wednesday night with Chinese carry out. All the fleece blankets are freshly washed and ready for an evening watching movies. After breakfast in the morning and checking out the Thanksgiving parade, we’ll create our holiday dinner(football games on) taking advantage of all the prepped dishes I have been putting together the last three days. I love Thanksgiving with our family!
Staying at home with the dear husband. Four of the six children and dear mother in law will be here for a traditional homemade dinner with turkey, yams, cranberry sauce, lots of veggies and lots of pies. Thanks for your inspiring blog posts!
Terre Fletcher says
This year my 13 year old granddaughter asked if she could help me cook Thanksgiving dinner! She grew up watching cooking shows since she was 9 months old. She has Type 1 Diabetes and was just diagnosed with Celiac disease so for dinner this year we are going very low carb and gluten free! A challenge for me for sure…no gluten? And all the gluten free foods have tasted somewhat icky, so she says, so it will be a day of experimenting and tasting to get everything to taste like a Thanksgiving dinner should!
Kym Soderholm says
Hello! Spends by the day being thankful for a beautiful property with a dog boarding kennel. Life was turned upside down nearly 3years ago with death of my husband. So to care for our son I needed a job and with MS and over 50… it was tough to find. So caring for 32 beautiful dogs is a blessing. My husband did all the cooking, so my son and I will be in search of a restaurant. But hoping to do some dog cookie baking to raise money for dog rescues next weekend. Being thankful!
bett mac says
oh, what a lovely green mixer. yes please.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and those you adore …
Hubby and i will enjoy a modest Thanksgiving at home; just the two of us. It’s been a difficult year, so we’re eager to unplug, cuddle up, eat lots of cheese in various forms, and shut out the world. Just for a few days. 🙂
Cheers to you and yours!
Rita Rohleder says
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I love reading your your articles. I will be going to my daughter’s for Thanksgiving and will be baking desserts and a ham to take to her house. That mixer would really come in handy now. It would be even better to have it do do my baking for Christmas.
Thanks for all of your advice.
Kevin! I cannot wait to treat my family
to your recipe for Rustic Apple Galette Have a great Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving to all the Americans, we hope your holidays are as blessed as ours were, way back mid October.
We are in the throws of Winter but there are some warm days upcoming, so taking advantage of that. Think the Anna Pomme would be lovely with a ham tho, or else I’ll make it for a potluck tomorrow nite!
We will be serving eleven of our family at our table this year.
I am so excited to be making you Cranberries with Red Wine and Ginger.
(I was drooling from just reading the recipe 😉 )
Thank you Kevin and may you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin, Lily the Beagle, and Mr. Fox!
Going to relatives’ for Thanksgiving.
Traveling one hour to celebrate Thanksgiving at my nephew’s new home…bread stuffing and chocolate chip pumpkin cake in tow! Enjoy!
Betty Utley says
Staying local – my fabulous sister-in-law hosts family and friends. We’ll have a roaring outdoor fire, fun food to try, and lots of talking to do!
Kerre Kammerer says
Visiting my son and daughter in law in the D.C. area. Happy Thanksgiving!
Laura Brumbaugh says
Unfortunately we were flooded during the wrath of hurricane Harvey. Thank goodness my kids are somewhat grown and were not with us at the time. They have all flown home to Texas (from CT, VA and CO) to spend Thanksgiving with us in our 1 bedroom apartment. It will be super cozy and fun. I have ordered a Cajun Fried Turkey for the first time for our dinner since we only have one oven to work with. I’ll let you know how it is!
We are so thankful this year. I never cried about my house but I cried everytime my friends showed up to help us clean up and demo. We are very,very blessed. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Janet in California says
For the first time in 35 years it will just be my husband and I. It will be amazing.
Already had the extended family and friends dinner, so will just have a quiet one at home with kids, thankfully!
Judy K says
For almost 40 years now I have been hosting a pick-up friends’ Thanksgiving, a sit-down affair where everyone brings an assignment. We usually max out the space — this year we’ll be 13. Goes for about 6-7 hours, give or take. Snacks, turkey, cranberry-orange-gin relish, 2 kinds of stuffing, brussels sprouts-apples-balsamic, green beans for the sissies who don’t like sprouts, yams with crushed pineapple, and 3 desserts. Wine, sparkling cider, seltzer and water. Choice of teas/coffees with desserts. Cordials after. And by the way, the guests only see each other once a year at my place — they’re all connected to me or my husband, but not each other. Even my ex comes.
Mary Mohrmann says
I am a registered nurse so I will be working the overnight shift for Thanksgiving. Then is home for the holidays with my family. I will hopefully get a few hours of sleep and my husband and I will join our families for Thanksgiving day dinner!
I’ll be going to a friend’s house to spend the day. Nice and quiet, just how I love it.
Chris Ellingson says
We plan to have dinner at home with our kids and grandkids and then take off for a few days for a fun get away:)
Brenda Treants says
Traveling for Thanksgiving. We will to be on a Viking Ocean Cruise to Cuba. We will leave the day after “Turkey Day”. Only for a week, but they have some neat tours set up for us off the ship. Visiting Cuba is on what is called a Learning Tour, actually the only way to visit there at this time. This trip does give us some time in Key West, one of our most favorite destinations. Should be a fun trip. May I wish you and yours a very thankful Thanksgiving celebration. From North Carolina Brenda T.
We have already celebrated our thanksgiving here in Canada with my family. The gathering was about 26 people! However my youngest daughter just asked me if we could celebrate your thanksgiving as well and I told her I thought that was a great idea 🙂
My husband and I will be walking in the local ‘I like Pie’ fund raiser for local kids. Then we will have a full thanksgiving dinner with my 87 year old mom 🙂
Shelly Carn says
Staying home, just my husband and I… Organic turkey which I’m going to try to brine, fresh green beans, stuffing and mushrooms…some of our favorites and not too much. Oh, of course, pumpkin pie for dessert–trying “a better pumpkin pie”…
Julia Hofley says
Making side dishes to travel back to my hometown for Thanksgiving dinner with our family. Need to order your cookbook!
Thanks for your sharing your hearth and home, and countless awesome recipes!
Delena Howard says
Having Thanksgiving with our son, daughter in-law, and three grandkids. My husband and I are preparing the meal.
Barbara D. says
I will be going to my Dad’s house (where he was born, and lives still…he’s 91) with my siblings, husband, kids with partners, nieces with husbands, their kids and babies, significant others, exes….all bring dishes, dad does the turkey. It’ll be cuisine of all types, from traditional, to vegan, gluten free, it’s a foodie heaven! Happiest of Thanksgivings to you, Kevin!!
Kathy Antonovich says
I’m celebrating Thanksgiving with family! Doing all the cooking and I love it. My favorite recipes come from you Kevin, thanks for all you do!!!
Staying home dreaming of your Thanksgiving table. Sigh.
Kathy Antonovich says
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin!! Love your recipes!
Staying home this Thanksgiving and cooking for the family!
Terry Pigeon says
Here in Canada we already had our Thanksgiving in October. It was great – a Turkey dinner with my daughter and grandson here in the country.
Rosiland Mclean says
Working at our local soup kitchen and then having a quiet dinner at home with the family. Not huge meal but I hope a good one…Happy Thanksgiving!
Christine Carpenter says
Dinner with my momma (she’s 91!)
Jan Barber-Hemphill says
Family dinner at my brother’s house
We are spending Thabksgiving with family and our adorable 11 month old grandson. Your cookbook arrived on my doorstep yesterday-absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing- You are the best!
My brother just flew in from Seattle…..we’re spending Thanksgiving with our 82 yr. old mother who insists on cooking the Turkey. It will be a Thanksgiving to remember!!
Mary in Iowa says
Will be celebrating at my son’s home. I will be contributing butternut squash triangoli with a sauce of pureed butternut squash with fresh sage frizzled in butter, garlic and browned butter.
Karin Page says
Dinner with my husband on Thursday – haven’t decided on the menu, possibly home-made pizza. Friday will be Thanksgiving with our children and we’ll have the usual suspects: Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and a family tradition, Rum Rolls.
Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving. We are celebrating at my mother in laws home.
Jessica H. says
This Thanksgiving I am so lucky to be able to spend it at my parent’s house. Something I have not been able to do for years as they lived states away. We are so excited to celebrate the holiday with them! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!
This year, decided to eat at a local hotel, with a view of the ocean ! I will make a small dinner for “leftovers” though – but using a turkey breast.
Phyllis M. says
I will be traveling north to my son’s apartment for the weekend and eating out at a local restaurant on Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and thanks for the opportunity to win a Kitchen Aid.
Feeling extremely grateful to be celebrating Thanksgiving and my birthday on the same day with a family gathering of 12. Planning on turkey with all the trimmings but having the family together is what will make the day really special. Happy Thanksgiving Kevin!
Tia Carney says
I wasn’t celebrating until my son came home from a year in Japan. Well, he suprized me yesterday on his birthday and came home early! I am cooking my butt off! Every traditional dish I can! One Thankful mom here! Enjoy the day with your family Kevin. Thankyou for the chance for that beautiful mixer. I think after 35 years mine needs to retire to this bright fella.
Denise Wold says
Going to the cousin and hubbies home for Thanksgiving. Making sweet potato praline dish as well as cherry, pecan and pumpkin pie! Hope everyone has a blessed holiday and weekend!
Jeanne Marie says
May we all give thanks!
Sheri Cleveland says
Happy Thanksgiving! I am going to my uncle’s house for dinner. We have all the traditional foods; he usually cooks for two days getting everything ready and won’t let any of us help except my cousin. After dinner we usually play games and watch football. Thank you for the chance to try to win the mixer!
Peggy Meadows says
I’m a nurse and this is my holiday to work so my children and my grandaughter and me will have our turkey dinner on Friday. Pretty much the traditional dishes but I make every one from scratch, no processed. After dinner we start our Christmas decorating.
A quiet one at home. Thanks for all you share.
Kip Morrissette says
For the first time, we are making a spatchcock turkey. The back bone is removed and the turkey lays flat on a flat rack on a cooking sheet. It cooks in much less time. Having our butch do the cutting/removal of the back bone makes this much easier. Then we’ll have the grandchildren make their traditional dishes which makes them feel proud and inclusive of the fun. Glad they won’t be stuck with an electronic device to entertain them.
Wishing everyone a blessed Thanksgiving. We are so blessed and often forget or take it for granted. I am blessed to have my husband 53 years and he is now dealing with stage 4 bone cancer but we still see blessings all around us.
Thanksgiving on the farm will be special this year. Everyone, with the exception of a grandchild will be present and around the table–no small fete when the generations and miles are considered. We will feature home grown produce and all the traditional foods, using treasured recipes. Our traditions go way, way back to when the settlers came. Every day, almost, I look to the heavens and thank them for selecting rich, prime farmland, high enough that we never flood, with an underground river for an endless supply of pure water—- with nice flat fields for crops, a creek, hills for sledding in winter, and a timber for hunting deer, pheasant, turkeys, mushrooms, and a large pond for fish. We know that we are richly blessed.
Our grandson got a doe while bowhunting and this past weekend, two more with a shotgun. The deer are so abundant here that they do a great deal of damage to the corn and soybeans, as well as our fruit trees and gardens, and even our roses. He processes the deer and makes deer sausage, jerky, steaks and roasts for freezing. He and his buddies have what I call a “deer camp”. They help each other and enjoy camaraderie while stationed in the wet cold rain and elements in a deer stand—miserably ‘happy’. We are glad that they are making a dent in the population, considering that 20-30 deer can be sighted roaming the fields and timber like they ‘own the place’! And I guess they do. I wish each of you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.
Brenda Babb says
staying at home and I’m cooking for the family there will be about 13 of use so my china gets used again whoooo yes I love making turkey and everyone loves my homemade dressing and desserts and salads always so much food but that’s good everyone leaves with a care package. A day well spent.
Hosting 10 at our house–everyone brings something, so not too hard for me. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Janet Metzger says
Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for sharing yours with us! I will be cooking at home gluten free, soy free, dairy free, casein free, egg free substitutes for everything then Robert and I will drive to Waxahachi for Thanksgiving with the in-laws: around 50 people from babies to great-grandparents and all sisters and cousins and aunts! should be fun! Home by 5 then phone calls to my family in Portland.
Judy Packhem says
This is our first Thanksgiving as snowbirds, away from the rest of the family. So we are going to go out to eat – no preparations! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.
We are staying home. I’ll also be cooking with my daughter though!
Wendy Krauss says
Happy Thanksgiving!!! We are dining out as a party of 12. But, I will be cooking a complete Christmas dinner for my family. The Kitchen Aid is gorgeous. Hope I win!!!
Spending time with family at my daughters home for thanksgiving.
Frances Langley says
Our family is small, just myself & my daughter so we have opted to take a day trip rather than cook a lot of food we could never eat. We will be going to a special farm to table restaurant to eat.
Gaye McGill says
Having a very quiet, low-key Thanksgiving here, but we’ll enjoy all the traditional dishes anyway. I hope you and yours will have a wonderful day, Kevin, and thank you for bringing so much joy into so many lives!
We are staying home – my husband, our sweet kitty Julie Marie, and me. Turkey breast and all the trimmings plus your fabulous corn and herb souffle. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Dale Korba says
Cooking just four of us. Very proud of my 25 year old daughter making pumpkin pecan pies for her celebrations in San Diego as she continues a family tradition and makes crust from scratch.
Katie Butler says
Having a small family Thanksgiving with some purchased pre-prepared items, augmented with homemade. It isn’t something I ever saw myself doing, but I am giving myself permission to let someone else do some of the work this year.
I’m headed to Houston to see Family … I was going to make a Lemon Pudding Cake but everybody is clamoring for your Lemon Tart!
Your videos are beyond helpful!
A Happy Thanksgiving to all from the Outer Banks!
I am bring wine.
Kevin – How loved and admired you are! Can you believe you have (with mine) 966 replies?? Judging by the number of comments you always have, I don’t think it has anything to do with the mixer, either. I hope you, Mr. Fox and your menagerie have a wonderfully fun Thanksgiving!
Michelle S. says
With a heavy heart, I will be with my family. Trying to decide if I am going on an alcohol diet for the next few days. I will save all the yummy food for next week. I hope you and yours have a wonderful ThanksGiving holiday!
Teresa Alderette says
One thing I am thankful for is your website, I look forward to all your emails and love trying your recipes which are fun because of your humor.
Going to my daughters for thanksgiving this year and taking onion and bacon tart as appetizer . Happy Thanksgiving Kevin
Pat G says
First Thanksgiving in the new house . Still can’t find my rolling pin…wine bottle worked. New oven has not been used much. Hopefully the turkey will be perfect. I love your pommes. I might add that to the menu. While you are lighting your fireplace, we L.A. people are suppose to be getting record highs- 90s! Happy Thanksgiving
Love all your recipes…We will be hosting the family again this year. Love this holiday. Hope you have a wonderful time with you and yours! 🙂
Kerry Lowe says
We are having a traditional feast in my home with all the kids and grandbaby. It will be bliss itself!
Lyn Franklin says
Going to brothers house….
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Mary Howe says
I am having my whole family at my house. It will be our first thanksgiving with out our parents, who have passed on. It will be strange without Mom and Dad.
Mary Dunlap says
I’m having Thanksgiving with my husband, children, and grandchildren. Such joy!
Jon Beattie says
We are / I am cooking for either the five of us , Me, Tom, the Two Pugs and Mop ( The outside cat), or 12 folks if they can make up thier minds.
I hope your holidays are the best and you get to enjoy them!
PS. Your Cookbook arrived today and I can’t wait to dive right in.
Jean C says
Love your blog. We will be eating at my daughter’s house with her soon-to-be husband and my son in Nashville, TN. I am bringing a pecan pie. The guys are frying the turkey. My daughter will do the rest.
Pat Mailen says
We will have a house full. Three of our five children, six of our twelve grand kids and three of our eight great grand children. I love it but when it’s over I swear Next year it is their turn to host this thing. Oh yes, I grumble but I’m just a lot of talk. I love every minute, but I am wearing down a bit.
Our son Tom will make and bring the turkey. Gosh he is good cook. So is our Grandson Jim whose signature dish is Cheese Cake. His brother Dan will bring something of his own creation. He took after his Aunt Beck. I hope this year they will try a tried and true recipe. Our Granddaughter Kate will bring soda pop. Well, we don’t all cook. One of the things you don’t have to worry about at Grandma’s house is a shortage of good food.!
So have a Happy Thanksgiving. We are going too.
Turkey Trot, then home to bake apple pies and sew my grandson’s vest for Soul Singers.
Lorraine E. says
We’re celebrating Thanksgiving at my niece’s house in NJ this year. I will be the oldest member of my family there. I’m thankful I can still make it!
Also thankful for wonderful you, Kevin!
Georgie Youl says
We will be cooking a whole salmon with some kind of potatoes, feeling inspired by your pommes Anna!
Hi Kevin I Hope you and your’s have a Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving Day I’m from Canada and of coarse we already Celebrated our Thanksgining Day I ‘ m from a big family and We all gather at the Homestead and everyone helps out bringing tons of food and loads of Dessert . I sure could use that nice Green Mixer Christmas is coming up. We are so Blessed to have a loving and Very Close Family. I usually watch all your parades and specials you have there to Celebrate your Thanksgiving , Very Nice So Enjoy Your Day & Take Care. Charlotte
We are staying home and having a small dinner this year, just the 5 of us!
Looking forward to hosting Thanksgiving dinner for family and there will be 11 of us. I also can’t wait to pick up a copy of your new cookbook! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Hosting and cooking for my family for the entire Thanksgiving “weekend”. Cooking our traditional Thanksgiving meal of Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn pudding, sweet potato with brown sugar and pecan topping, fresh green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and salad, pumpkin pie and pecan pie. This will be the first Thanksgiving without my dad so it’s a bit rough.
Happy Thanksgiving! Well, many years ago we decided since we all lived all over, for Thanksgiving we’d pick a restaurant that had a delicious dinner and go there. This year we are meeting at Pierpont Inn in Ventura, they have a great buffet and everyone gets to eat what they like. The only bummer is not having leftovers, after all that’s sometimes better than the dinner on the day! That’ll happen for Christmas, we do cook at Mom’s house then. xoxo
Gathering with our local family…there will be oh about 50 of us…No joke!
I could sure use your heavy duty mixtfor this family! Nothing better
Danella on the Canadian west coast says
Thanksgiving is over already here in Canada Kevin but I hope yours is wonderful. I know it will be delicious! Have a lovely day!
Carol A says
Hope your Thanksgiving day is filled with love, happiness and great food. We plan to eat well and enjoy each other’s company, and give thanks for all we have.
Since I’ve been widowed, my daughter’s in-laws have invited me to join their family for the Thanksgiving holiday feast.
Sandy Reis says
I am hosting this year.So far we have about 25 coming for dinner.This is my biggest group yet and I am a little nervous.But I will prep ahead and I should be fine.That pumpkin souffle sounds mighty good but I am sure it would flop.I will have to try the recipe out on my family before I try it on a big group.Love your recipes and advice.Thank you for the chance to win this awesome mixer.Its on my bucket list to own before I pass over.LOL I am 60 so I better hurry up.Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Mary Hansen says
Kevin (et al),
In thanksgiving for all your time & efforts to post and make the day a little brighter. I look forward to reading all the easy to follow yummy recipes, and since I’m also a gardener, love the green hints too. This Thanksgiving I’ll be doing to cooking (the works), with some of your ideas (cranberry sauce with wine and ginger, and the cranberry-Almond Tart). The gluten free gravy is on my list too. Thanks again for making my days a lot brighter and a lot tastier. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin. I have finished decorating the turkey cookies and baking the buns and cinnamon rolls for the holiday. Tomorrow is baking the pies and my part of the family dinner is done. Off to Des Moines to spend the holiday with our daughter and family.
Beverly Metcalf says
Were going to our son’s home for Thanksgiving dinner this year. I’m making the pies. He lives about 10 miles from our home, so we won’t be traveling very far. Thanks for having this contest. I would love a new mixer. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, too!
Rhonda Lawrence says
I was just diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in my bones just a few weeks ago at the age of 61. Had breast cancer 16 years ago and was told I was cancer free. So I am thankfully hosting Thanksgiving dinner as I do every year with my husband, our 4 children and their spouses and our 3 beautiful Grandchildren(with a new baby coming in April 2018) and I will cherish every moment with them!
Wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving with your family ❤️
Sharon Johnson says
Hi Kevin-Thank you for your love of life and living! My family and I will have a small Thanksgiving dinner here on our small farm in Northern California.
Kathy Kam says
Happy holidays! Staying home for a ham sandwich and yam and salad.
Norma Short says
Kevin, I’m alone this year, as my grown daughter lives out of the country. However, nothing gets me in the holiday spirit more than cooking and preparing for Thanksgiving, while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! I’m starting on Wednesday, making your Cranberry-Orange Bars, and Thursday am, your take on the Turkey and gravy! With sides of a sweet potato casserole, peas, a cranberry orange relish, Tang fruit salad and I’m not into pumpkin pies too much, so I’m making gingerbread with a warm lemon sauce! Hoping your holiday is wonderful and full of love, warmth and cheer and thanks for all the sharing you give to all of us!
I’m going home ~ have not had Turkey Day with my mom in a long time, and she isn’t gettin any younger.
neither am I for that matter, eh?
Only person missing this year will be the bro, he drew the short straw is has to fly those that are going home like me.
Looking forward to a day filled with family, wine, good food, and football.
sally tuttle says
baking pies & joining friends at their home for the big day, with my pies!
Nova Golonka Carmichael says
We are having a big feast at home. And it will be our little ones first Thanksgiving. Our bigger one will be old enough to eat the turkey this year. Yayy!!!
Lourdes Fay says
You’re menu sounds delicious!! Our Thanksgiving will be spent at our daughters house, where I get to chase after and play with our 18 month old grand daughter. Lots to be thankful for!!!
Staying home and enjoying a wonderful dinner. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
I’m staying home and cooking a vegan thanksgiving for my friends
Megan Black says
Wow! There are a lot of comments! I thought I might be #1000 as I was scrolling through, and it is close! Bet you cannot read all of them before Christmas! We live in California and will join a gathering of Maidu friends that also includes Mohawk, Choctaw, Cherokee, Canadian First Nations Mexican and many more. I am grateful that they will include me as we recognize the past as well as look to the future. I live in a wonderful community! I am making relish, corn bread and the traditional green bean casserole (by request). And my first sweet potato pie to eat when we get home.
I’m hosting the family dinner this year. Everyone is contributing a dish!
June Sweeney says
We’re hosting Thanksgiving this year and I love it! About 20 family members will be here tomorrow. We’re doing turkey two ways- roasted and smoked. Yumm!
Happy Thanksgiving. Just going to stay home and cook.
Extended family is far away, so my son and I are spending Thanksgiving at home this year. He invited his dad, and we’ll play games and watch Christmas movies.
Have a lovely Thanksgiving!
Patrick Teehan says
Staying home with family, cooking all the traditional favorites for 12!
Wishing you and yours the best!
Anne Swift says
We are hosting Thanksgiving this year in our brand new home in Austin Texas having moved here in June to be near family! We are SOOO excited and so blessed to be here! I look forward to all your emails and great recipes! We try them all! The best to you and yours this blessed day!
Mary Logan says
Cleaning-cooking-and eating! Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving. We, too, will have a fire in the fireplace and a very traditional menu. Our family was together last weekend, so it will be my husband and I enjoying the parade, football, and food.
Thanks for this give-away.
Patti Law-Poggi says
Greetings to Mr Fox and all the furry friends and of course YOU.
My husband and I will be spending Thanksgiving at my sister’s. She lives in the same town so we don’t have to travel far! All our family are from England and tend to go with British sides, like Yorkshire pudding (even though it doesn’t go with turkey), and my husband says he misses the American food like good old green bean salad and stuff that he grew up with, – even pasta on the side because he comes from a big Italian family. I remember one holiday, long ago, we were spending the holiday with my in laws in the San Fernando Valley and when we arrived, his Mother had (clean !) sheets on the bed and was rolling gnocchi!! I must admit, I thought this was very strange, and all that work for just PASTA! HA. Oh well, whatever turns you on!
Cherio, and much love to you and yours for Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving! This year we are hosting our daughter, son-in-law, and 2 granddaughters, along with our son-in-law’s parents for Thanksgiving dinner. Our dinner is basically the same thing every year, very traditional: turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole, cranberry salad, corn casserole, green bean casserole, stuffing, creamed spinach, and pumpkin pie. Whew! I’m tired just reading that, but I have lots of help making all those dishes. Enjoy your weekend.
Sandy B says
Leftovers! Yes, we are starting the holiday season with frozen leftovers. There is a story here. I think you should pick me (skip that random thing, how fair can that be?) because we have the same middle name so we must be related.
Happy Thanksgiving to ALL. We are visiting our son’s new home this year. Fun with the grandchildren. Thanks Kevin!
Anna H. says
Love everything about your website. Keep doing what you are doing Kevin!
Great recipes and gardening information!
I’m going to spend Thanksgiving with my daughter and her family in Maryland. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Susan Iseman says
Haooyy Thanksgiving Kevin & Silver Fox! We will beginning at Ristorante Marini in NYC!
Volunteering at the Senior Center thanksgiving dinner event this year. Can’t wait to try your Hominy Au Gratin and Pommes Anne though. Thanks for the recipes and Happy Thanksgiving!
I am blessed to be able to spend Thanksgiving with my parents and immediate family enjoying good food and each other’s company. We all have much to be thankful for. Wishing you a wonderful day as well.
Diane TG says
After a crazy busy year in which I retired and moved to MA my daughter and I will be enjoying dinner at a quaint Cape Cod restaurant.
We are taking our ten children to my Mom’s house in Virginia Beach. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone and spending some time reflecting on all of our blessings. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
For 16 years we’ve been having Thanksgiving with our heart family. We’ve all been through ups, downs and sideways while loving each other through it all. My contributions are squash muffins, roasted brussel sprouts with shallots and bacon, and Indian Pudding, my grandmother’s grandmother’s recipe.
We are staying hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year and I am looking forward to trying your cranberry sauce recipe!
Happy Thanksgiving!! We love it so much we are doing it twice …
Second Thanksgiving for me here in Canada, so much to be grateful for!
We are hosting thanksgiving for the first time this year!
Alice Scruby says
I am hosting family, at home in Central Virginia. Folks coming from Florida to New Jersey. I will sous vide a bunch of turkey drumsticks and roast a whole ( brined) bird, according to Kevin’s instructions.
I have wanted a Kitchen Aid mixer for years, so please let me win!! The bright green is a bonus
Kevin, your recipes are No Fail. You never let me down. Thanks for your wonderful sense of humor and Garden fresh recipes
Alice in Afton, VA
Thanksgiving day – going to my brother’s house. I am not cooking anything, rather bring him some hedge trimmers. Hummmm….maybe he can use them on the turkey….
June W. says
Old friends and new family will gather in my home, enjoying the warmth of the wood stove and making memories!
Mirtha Castaneda says
Thanksgiving with my son and his in-laws. His mother in law is a chef. Happy Thanksgiving to you all from down South!
23 pound turkey and 5 people (family members) this year. Expect to send generous leftover packages home with guests! Your cranberry recipe is chilling in the fridge. Many vegetables from our garden to be used, too. Prepping the root veggies today to be roasted tomorrow.
That mixer is the perfect color for my kitchen!
I’ll keep it simple. I’ll trade you a bowl of my famous stuffed homegrown grape leaves, and maybe the recipe, for your mixer. I’m staying home and cooking too much food as usual.
Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade in NYC!
Deseree P says
Cooking dinner for my family and probably going hiking before or after we eat.
All the children -children-in-laws- and grandchildren will be here. It will be loud, crazy and fun! Lots of food, ballgames, grandchildren’s scavenger hunt.
Frances LeClair says
We will be going to my mom’s for Thanksgiving. My husband is smoking a turkey, Yum, plus my sister is roasting a turkey. We are a large family and want leftovers!
Sheryl P. says
This year I am going to my daughters. I’m making a lovely vegan dish to pass around. I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving with you family!
Looking forward to friends coming over. Traditional turkey meal. Should be great.
LINDA HAMILTON says
Happy Thanksgiving! We will travel about 2 hours to have dinner with my Mom in K.C. I’m very thankful for the blessings God has given over the past year and I’m looking forward to gathering with my family.
patricia skinner says
My brother is having Thanksgiving at his house. We do have family coming in from another state to join us. It is so wonderful to get together and I look forward to eating my brother’s smoked ham.
carol hanson says
looking forward to your new cookbook…we are cooking at home, happy thanksgiving!!
Our family has lost three valuable members over the last couple of years. We have a beautiful spunky young niece diagnosed with SMA. We needed to step outside our usual traditions to appreciate our abundant blessings and maintain our attitude of gratitude. We decided to seek comfort by helping others….So we are serving a Thanksgiving Day meal at a Ronald McDonald House .
Joni D. says
Hubby will be watching football – I will be baking for a fund raiser (Quilts of Valor)! I will watch some football in between my baking though! Go Vikings! Beat the Lions!
Vickie P. says
It’s two family gatherings in one day for me. Have to make a pumpkin pie, sauerkraut and green beans to contribute to the festivities.
Patty M says
Cooking a turkey and a breast, then carting it to my sweet sister in laws’ house. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Kevin!
Jamie Smith says
Happy Holidays Everyone, this year we’re spending Thanksgiving in California w/family, a treat because we live on the east coast stationed at Andrews AFB & the cost to fly our family has always been way above our budget! Dinner will be a surprise but my Sis-in-law is Gluten free like me, she’s hosting so I’m gonna eat drink & be merry!
Cindy L says
Going to a relatives home for Thanksgiving, not to far @ 30 miles. I have been asked to bring a dessert so I’m making Buckeye Turtle Brownies. Happy Thanksgiving Kevin!!!
Jean Weston says
Over the river and through the woods to my sister’s house I go…. and I’m bringing the pies!
Eve Robinson says
I am roasting a turkey and making cornbread dressing to take to my 90 yr. old mother-in-law’s home. May you, Mr. Fox and all the “critters ” have a lovely and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.
Happy T Day! I am staying home and practicing gratitude for the ones I love this year. Family is spread apart, but love knows no physical barriers. I only now saw your recipe for the Pumpkin souffle and am re-inspired. I have no objections to Pumpkin Pie, but it is not so very exciting anymore. This souffle, however…? Wow, it looks like fun to make and even more fun to eat. So, in spite of the dreary drizzly dank day outside my window, I am smiling and ready to COOK!
Dana Berbette says
My trusty closet ladder & I had an ill fated experience a few days ago so I will be spending my Thanksgiving in my recliner awaiting surgery on my right foot. I’m thankul I can still eat all the delicious food my kids are cooking.
We’re hosting a big every other year Clarksgiving! 🙂 Thanks!
Clarksgiving 2018, we are hosting. hopefully lots of yummy vegetarian food options.
Preparing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at home. Will watch the Macy’s parade and then after dinner, The Wizard of Oz.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Karen M. says
The two of us will have a mini-dinner starring a Cornish Hen will all the mini-sides. Few leftovers but we’ll be ready for our traditional steak on Friday. Happy Thanksgiving!
Karen Clarke says
Walking dogs at the city animal shelter and going home to a quiet dinner…Happy Thanksgiving!
Janice B. says
I’m cooking at home with my family– the best people to be with on holidays! Everyone makes their favorite dish–we always have too much food but we have a great time. And, did I mention, Green is my favorite color. Happy Thanksgiving!
Traveling back into the city to be with old friends…a happy and safe Thanksgiving to all!!
Cynthia Cox says
I will be going to my sister-in-law’s house and celebrating with my husband’s family. We had second Thanksgiving last Sunday. My daughter has become quite the baker and would love a green KitchenAid Mixer.
Attending a large family gathering (30-40) people hosted annually for the past 35 years by my Aunt and Uncle. They cook two turkeys and everyone shares in bringing the sides and desserts. Love your website, which helped with my fall tulip bulb planting (squirrels haven’t bothered them yet!) and will be trying the winter (seed) sowing as a project this winter. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your home, you are an inspiration.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
Barb Jones says
Cooking at home. Turkey, cranberry sauce (canned; can’t help it I love it), mashed potatoes, etc.
Have a great Thanksgiving.
Flying home for Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!
Gail Stringer says
Kevin I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are going to my daughters in laws for Thanksgiving dinner. I love that we all get along so well. It sure makes it nice that the whole family can get together under one roof. 🙂 I love that green Kitchenaid Mixer every time I see it! Have a great day!
Pamela Dempsey says
Happy, happy Thanksgiving Kevin!!! Love ya!!!!
September Ryan says
Wow there must be a million responses lol hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving if you get to this point to read mine lol I’m staying home and cooking for my family the thing I love most is cooking a big meal and having family together
Brenda B says
I will be alone this Thanksgiving. I am recovering from an illness and need to rest so will be watching some classic movies. My son wants me to live with him in his new home out of state. I should not live alone any longer hoping to be there for Christmas. Looking forward to have someone to cook for once again. My son is a great cook and he likes to entertain so a Green Mixer would be great for both of us. Wishing you and all your followers a Happy Blessed Thanksgiving. Enjoy.
Christine Fidance says
We will be having Thanksgiving dinner with our son, his wife and our two grandchildren, looking forward to it. My son cooks the turkey and does a wonderful job. I’ll be bringing sweet potato casserole and a cranberry pineapple dish and I don’t know what else they’ll be having, but it’s always delicious. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Judy S says
Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. Fox! My husband and I will be hosting a dinner for 20. Looking forward to seeing our children and grandchildren.
Lisa Millimet says
Kevin, I’m thankful beyond words this year for all I have, not to mention (finally at 70!) a new grandson. And, too, I am deeply saddened that so many can not be. But I work to spread love to my loved ones and give help in whatever small ways I can to others. Thanks for all you do, and I know you’re thankful too.
Verlinda Miner says
I work at a hospital in Nashville and with one of my colleagues out sick, it was pretty touch and go whether I would have Thanksgiving off. My daughter in Chattanooga is driving to Lewisburg to pick up her grandfather and brother, my youngest sister and her family drove from Austin, Texas and my other sister and mother drove in from Oklahoma to celebrate at an Airbnb in Nashville so I could work and come by over a long lunch, if necessary, to celebrate. As it worked, out I will be able to be off the entire day and all my family will be close enough to spend the day together. Turkey roaster – check. Crockpots and casserole pans – check check. And 0f course, pie
Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin! We’re having a low-key celebration this year, and I’m looking forward to it.
Theresa Burton says
Were staying home and expecting our daughter to visit for the weekend. Will be making our dinner as I have for the last 40 years!! It wouldn’t be the same with out our traditional fare!! Much love to you and yours this holiday season!
The highlight of the decidedly nontraditional Thanksgiving we’re hosting (risotto, cheesecake, etc.) will undoubtedly be the crusty sourdough boule we’ll enjoy, thanks to your generous and witty website. Thanks kindly, Kevin! SO glad to have found your work.
Tee Johnson says
We are having a Texas Thanksgiving!!!! Wishing Y’all the Merriest of Holidays! The Tee in Texas!
Going for an early morning, and then home to cook! All your recipes look delicious, can’t wait to try some. Especially the Pumpkin Soufle!
Liz Karan says
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin! Cooking for the men in the family…daughter has to work which is what I usually end up doing.(both nurses!) Heading out to pick up some fresh veggies to complete what I will need. Hope everyone that reads your blog has a safe holiday!!!.
Jo Fincato says
Happy thanksgiving, Kevin and to Mr Fox and Lily too….cooking at home for 16; love your recipes and garden advice
I love to cook / bake.
Every year I make TONS of Christmas cookies and deliver them to friends, family and our local homeless shelter. Alas, this will not be happening this year as my faithful old Kitchen Aid BITE the DUST last season and I can’t afford to replace it.
Thanksgiving is simple this year – my daughter and her family will attend.. turkey and veggies from me – dessert and rolls by the daughter. LIFE… She is GOOD!Happy TG to ALL!
Having 13 family at my house. Babies everywhere! HaPpY ThAnKsGiIvINg, Y’aLL!
Heather S says
What a gorgeous mixer! We are sharing Thanksgiving dinner with my parents who live just up the road from us. Cannot wait to visit and make memories. Happiest of holidays and thanks for hosting such a FUN and GENEROUS giveaway! Cheers! xx
Just my husband and myself this year. I will do all of the traditional dishes. Quiet and content.
We are traveling out to EXIT 68 on the L.I.E. -UUUUGGGGHHHHH!! We spend Thanksgiving with my niece Karen and my extended family. It’s a wonderful time – except for the HORRID drive there and back to the WONDERFUL HUDSON VALLEY. Wishing you and yours a wonderful day filled with all we have to be thankful for.
Heading to my sister’s to ghost-prepare the dinner. It’s a charade we play out every year. But fun. Have a wonderful holiday, Kevin, with your husband, pets and friends. The mixer is a fun color, too!
Dawn M Baldi says
Unfortunately I’ll be working this Thanksgiving. The first time ever in my 55 years that I’ll be away from my family on Turkey Day. My daughter (16 years old) asked if she could spend it with her friend in Vermont for a mini vacation since I’ll be working. I said yes. So I guess we will just have to have our Thanksgiving Day when we are all back together again. I truly hope all who enter enjoy their time with their families. Sending much love through the universe ENJOY !!
Katie Zack says
Friends thanksgiving at the farm. We raised our turkey, I’m making yeasty crescent rolls, butternut squash, stuffing, pumpkin bundt cake and an apple tart. Son is making Cajun mashed potatoes and others are doing yams, green bean casserole and appetizers. May make pomegranate salsa! It really is a feast! Probably have 20 at the table!!
Joyce Breheny says
I love your recipes, and have tried various ones over the year. We have 15 coming for dinner for thanksgiving, and we have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, using my mother’s recipes. My favorite is the cranberry ice which has been handed down from my grandmother.
I am divorced and do not have my immediate family in town (brother, sister, mom and dad). My ex husband’s brother has invited me over for their Thanksgiving gathering! The kids will be with their Dad. I will be making a special batch of ginger snaps for “Uncle Dave” a favorite, in thanks and gratitude..
We are having our family dinner together again as usual, all 26 of us this time. We also have Lily our cat, Peyton our Great Dane (who will finish up anything left) Ellie Mae and George our vizslas. We have all the family favorites plus some. We love this time together to eat, play with the kids, and fall onto the available chairs and sofas after stuffing ourselves.
I am green with envy of the green mixer too! How I would love to have a new one, mine is soooo old.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with all your loved ones.
Kathleen Killmeyer says
Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin! We are having family at our house for a great meal…been working on it since Monday. Lots of pies, a cheesecake, vegetables from this year’s garden, and two turkeys…I am trying something different this year. One will go in my smoker and one on my Weber Grill rotisserie. Both will be rubbed with a dry rub made with sage, rosemary, garlic, brown sugar, pepper, and salt. I am going to use cherry wood for the smoke. Wow – I am already drooling at the thought of the delicious skin on these guys!
Linda W says
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We’re going to have an interesting time this year with my husband traveling to be with his 90+ mom & my daughter & me watching after our poor kitty who’s working thru medical issues. She’s not much of a meat eater, so we’re not even bothering with a turkey. Your butternut squash soup sounds amazing, & I think that will go on the menu. I can hardly wait! Thank you for sharing your inspiration! BTW, your cookbook is on my Christmas wishlist, & I BETTER see it under the tree!!!
We are hosting our children and grandchildren for Thanksgiving this year. Lots of work but lots of fun too! I am excited to try some of your recipes, Kevin!
Lisa L says
I’m cooking Thanksgiving dinner and taking it all to my moms house. We will celebrate there with her. Thanks for the chance to win!
Melanie Sullivan says
Going to my oldest Daughter’s house. I’m so proud to pass the torch of family hostess to her. We have 3 generations of hostesses now at family gatherings so we are very lucky. I’m glad to be able to share some old recipes, traditional foods and even one I got from you, Kevin! Cheers to all and a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to all
Lisa S. says
Happy Thanksgiving !
Love your post and crazy life, lets us know that we are not alone in this crazy world.
Hope everyone has a Blessed Holiday.
Cooking for the family.
Barb Follis says
I will be making pies and going to my Daughters home for her 1st Thanksgiving dinner. My first time of not having it at home. Love this website so much. Happy Thanksgiving!
Hi Kevin – you always cheer me up ! I’m bringing 3 sides to my sister’s who has hosted most of the family for 30+ years. It’s her holiday and I look forward to it so much! Your home looks beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us . Hope you have a wonderful holiday and I look forward to more of your posts. Good luck with the cook book – I will be buying as a Christmas gift.
We are hosting dinner for another couple who have been dear friends for 30+ years. We invite them to our little cabin in the woods (where we love to run away from home) for turkey with all the trimmings. After dinner we play dominoes (42) and spades and, when we can move again, go for a walk in the woods. We have been celebrating Thanksgiving this way for at least 10 years. By the way, despite the fact we live in the south, we always have Yankee bread dressing with apples, raisins and sausage!
Susan Price says
Cooking the turkey and all the fixings and taking it all to a friend’s house
Steven Gardner says
Home with my wife and not traveling for work on Friday. Just a simple quiet turkey dinner.
Daryle T in VT says
I’m going to inject the turkey with a modest amount of Dr. P****R, so much better tasting than one would think. I think of it as a cherry-cola brine.
One of the neighbors can’t cook, so some of the turkey will be left on the doorstep with microwave re-heat instructions.
I don’t believe in stuffing the bird. I can see a stuffing mix, augmented with hot Italian sausage, Craisins, and cashews along with the usual celery and onions. Mix in two or three eggs for stability and pack it all into 4″ by 8″ bread pans to make stuffing slices.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving, Kevin.
Linda Strangio says
Hi Kevin and Family, I am having a friend over, as we are both alone now. Doing a turkey breast with the fixin’s. Happiest of Thanksgivings to everyone!
deep fried turkey w/ giblet dressing,gravy, sweet potatoes, aspergrass w/hollandaise, wine, beer, apple pie, pumpkin pie,brothers, dad,friends and…..mooo cows.
Carolyn Byrne says
We deliver meals to a senior living facility on Thanksgiving. Sunday is our turkey day!
DD Burns says
Happy Thanksgiving to you, as well! I’m hosting; started prepping monday and am making my pies right now.
Emily A Poe says
We’re traveling and celebrating a birthday! I’m making pumpkin and pecan pies today. Tomorrow, a batch of English toffee. Happy Thanksgiving!
PS: What’s up with the dishwasher? I hope you get a new one before all of those Thanksgiving dishes have to be hand-washed!
Having the traditional Thanksgiving with family. Lots of good food.
Joe Ann Allen says
Come on #1142! Mama needs a mixer. Have a most wonderful Thanksgiving Kevin and Mr. Fox!
Stacy B. says
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! That mixer would be put to good use in my house! Crossing my fingers 🙂
We are going to be thankful for our sweet Blessings ! God is good ! Spending the holiday with family and friend, baking and cooking! Happy thanksgiving to you and yours
A small get together with husband, kids and brother. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Rachel Travis says
Traveling to Michigan to see family!
Joan Robinson says
My plans are up in the air…a family member is in the hospital.
Fifteen minute drive to our very best friend’s house where every year they serve up beautiful, abundant and tasty food. A few yummy drinks, a lovel-ly set table and a warm, friendship filled afternoon/evening awaits. Grandma brings the pies and all I have to bring is my famous crusty loaf and my own, very sharp (Wusthof) bread knife. Thanking our Good God for his ample provision. (Who else can we thank?)
Lucinda Reams says
Since I had surgery before Thanksgiving last year and was unable to host or cook last year, I have very thankful that I am able to host and cook our meal this year.
Our family is coming over to my home this year and I am excited to be able to cook turkey, ham, as well as favorite sides. Some other sides and desserts will be contributed by guests, which I am certain will be delicious.
Thanks for this opportunity for the drawing. I love your newsletter and website gardening and pictures of your lovely home.
Diane Kratz says
Alas, I have to work on Thanksgiving. But I will make some pies in the morning before work and will enjoy an early dinner with my immediate family. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
I am preparing dinner for the 53rd year to share with the remaining family. This year dinner will be prepared at my mothers home , she is 95 years old and home bound. We enjoy a beautifiul table and scrumptious food ,wine and,wonderful conversations . Happy thanksgiving to you and your significant other.
Happy Thanksgiving, America!
Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin! We’re spending T Day at home with lots of delicious food!
Don Burger says
We’re having a small gathering of family and neighbors, keeping it simple and tasty!
I am staying home for Thanksgiving, and reading a book. I might, and please note, I did say might, venture out to have some Thai food and a glass of vino.
I do hope, you yours, and all the wonderful people that comment here, have a Thanksgiving day filled with thanks and lots of giving.
Terry L Stites says
I will be staying home and helping do the traditional feast. The one where it takes 3 days to fix, and 20 minutes to eat. Gotta love it.
Doing the unconventional thing & going out for AYCE shrimp. Happy Thanksgiving!!
It will be a quiet Thanksgiving this year with just seven of us. I get to prepare the turkey and dressing while others are filling out the menu. I love making the dressing and tending the turkey while it is roasting but I do not like cleaning up the ravished bird after Thanksgiving. So the agreement is I cook it, help eat it, and wash dishes while someone else deals with the remains. This is the advantage of being old…I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to do. 🙂
My sister and I are having Thanksgiving this year, and then we are travelling to our parents’ over the weekend. Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and all your furry people, Kevin!
Deva Fjelsted says
Were going to my sons on Whidbey Island. I’m baking pies right now. Hope they are good! The house smells good. I love your blog. My Kitchen Aid is over 45 years old and it feels like the motor is dragging so I think it is time for a new mixer. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Patricia Cremens says
Happy Thanksgiving! I always host dinner for whichever of my children and their families want to come. I always make 2 turkeys, as one needs to be gluten free. Lots of baking going on today! I hope everyone has a lovely holiday!
I am all alone baking a pecan pie, oyster casserole, and corn muffins to get ahead for tomorrow. My husband and daughter will drive to Branson to join me and have dinner together tomorrow. I had to use a whisk, no kitchen aid mixer available at the timeshare I am staying in. Going to go for a long walk in the sunshine, and looking forward to a Happy Thanksgiving.
Carla C says
I’m going to be working all day and night on Thanksgiving.
I have Thanksgiving gigs tonight, tomorrow and Saturday…..none of them here at our home this year. Cooking for all of them is an experience, always fun. Each gig is a very different group of people and eaters.
Pumpkin Souffle….I think I will make that on Monday while I am shopping the internet, a little post Thanksgiving decadence!! Thank you Kevin. And a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of your devoted followers.
Pam B. says
We are going to a restaurant. It is supposed to be 90 degrees here tomorrow.
My oven will not be turned on in this heat!
Hope your Thanksgiving is lovely.
susie j says
We will spend the day with my partner’s extended family …meaning his ex-fam.. including his sons, daughter-in-law, and the precious 2 1/2 granddaughter (the bright star of our day!). I feel blessed to be with family.
My turn at preparing and cooking will be this year’s at-home-Christmas…
Amy Armstrong says
Happy Thanksgiving! We celebrated our family Thanksgiving on November 8th while my 19 year old daughter was on break from Sheridan College, near Toronto, in Canada. They don’t get the American Thanksgiving off. On the actual Thanksgiving, my son, husband and I are going to a dear friends house to celebrate with them! I bringing your Cranberry Sauce with Red Wine and Ginger!
Beverly Nolan says
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Kevin! We are spending the day at our daughters and all the family members are bringing food that we will all cook together.
We are gathering at my parents house to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends.
Recovering from knee surgery. New cooks in the kitchen. My husband, my son and my granddaughter. Right now they are working on Banana Cream Pie
I’m making your cranberry sauce with red wine to go with my turkey and vegetable pot pie. Yum!
We are having a family dinner at my mother’s house. I hope you, Mr. Fox and the kids have a Happy Thanksgiving as well.
Green is my favorite color! <3
Merry Mindy says
Last year I created a window similar to yours, even though our house is contemporary in style. It just occurred to me that the beautiful green mixer would look great in that window when not being used in my kitchen!!! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Amy Lopez says
Making your butternut soup recipe for a small gathering at home…so yummy and relaxing!
Linda Parker says
Dinner at my daughter’s with the family.
Mariska L says
To you Kevin Mr. Fox, Lily the Beagle, Camille the Thin Cat, Tiger the Fat Cat, I wish you the happiest of thanksgivings! I am thankful for the house tours, recipes and of course your wonderful wit. It wouldn’t be Sunday without you.
I will be cooking lots of sides for our family gathering. We are vegans, lol
Wow, Kevin, over 1100 comments already! What chance do I have? Anyway, my dear husband and I will be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner at my 92 year old mother’s house with her and my siblings. We are all contributing to the meal with mother doing the pumpkin pies. We are not having the traditional turkey, but ham instead. Should be a great day!
CAROL SAMSEL says
Going home to Mom’s… but I’ll be cooking instead of her. At 85 she finally says she’s done cooking the big meals ♥
Hello – we are hosting dinner for our daughter, her husband and his mom at our house. Only 5 of us – but we are cooking two turkeys (one smoked, one roasted) and cooked 4 pies today (2 pumpkin, 2 pumpkin cheesecake)! I’m exhausted!
Jane Rader says
Hi Kevin: That Green Mixer it so Beautiful…. I am going to my sisters house,
across the 5 acre pasture to have my Thanksgiving Feast.. I am making a Pumpkin Roll Cake and Jello salad… Looks like our weather here in Redding,CA will be fairly clear and mild 65 or so.
Hope you all have a Happy Turkey Day !!! PLAIN JANE
Amanda sellers says
Hi Kevin….I’m staying home with two orange cats and a small flock of hens. I will gather some herbs to make a fresh compound butter. It will be a non traditional meal. I will decant my gorgeous chive blossom vinegar to serve. The green mixer would look spectacular in my green kitchen, hint hint.
Jan Beier says
I will be working…we had Thanksgiving dinner for family on Tuesday.
Lynne J H says
Thanksgiving with friends – just down the road!
We are going to some friends’ house. Will be taking food there. Also taking the dog and hope he behaves.
Spending it with family. Bringing vegetable and pumpkin roll. Happy Thanksgiving!
Mary Rincavage says
Home with family for Thanksgiving…priceless! Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin!
Alexis Penzell says
Well, Kevin, it looks like you and all of your readers are going to have wonderful Thanksgivings! So here’s to making memories of family and friends to treasure! Happy Thanksgiving!
Lori Schmidt says
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Kevin, two legged loved ones and four legged love ones too!!! Sadly I am suffering with flu so Thanksgiving has had to go on hold for me til I am better then I will celebrate belatedly with a few close friends.
I am joining old friends for the day, and taking a new friend of my own with me. There will be 12-15 total, in ages from 18 to mid 60’s. I’m providing a beautiful and tasty butter lettuce salad with mixed bell pepper rings, jicama, and citrus (blood orange and grapefruit) slices. The dressing is made with walnut oil, honey, caraway, and cider vinegar. Also taking a homemade GF white chocolate raspberry cake, prosecco, and chardonnay. Need I say this dinner always turns into a party? For myself, I am making the cranberry dish you’ve recently posted – sounds just my thing. The cranberry sauce for our dinner is always provided by someone else. I’ll keep yours for my take-home turkey leftovers!
I really enjoy your site – love the cooking, the gardening, and the house! Living in the SF Bay Area, you give me the chance to re-experience the seasons I left behind decades ago. Many, many thanks!
Linda K says
I will be hosting my sisters, bro -in- laws nephew and his kids , and daughers for the first time in 5 years at my house, mostly traditional foods , will be making the corn and herb blender soufflé instead of just corn. also experiencing the newness of 2 new puppies and trying to keep the food from them.
My husband and I will spend a quiet dinner at home after working out at the gym to build up an appetite. On the menu will be wild mountain grouse. We’ll just pretend it’s a small turkey!
Thank you Kevin for another chance at the beautiful green mixer. One of these days I’m hoping to win.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Rachel Rife says
My word, my word. 1187! Goodness. Happy Thanksgiving Kevin. Your menu looks great. Wish I lived closer. LOL. We will be eating with family and friends, and praise God we all live in the same area!
Cooking all the family favorites for vegetarians and turkey eaters at my home.
Jeri Sehl says
I’m making my famous “Raspberry Carousel” to take to the gathering at my mother-in-law’s. At 95, she doesn’t cook anymore, but still give s plenty of guidance to the daughters and daughters-in-law preparing the meal.
Susan Steele says
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Small dinner with my husband. We will spend time together cooking and enjoying the day. Of course we will walk with our dog Maverick and make sure Puma the cat has some turkey.
Cooking for the family on Thanksgiving, celebrating my birthday on Monday by getting cataract surgery. Happy Thanksgiving!
Elizabeth Kraemer says
This Thanksgiving, my family and I will be sharing a simple dinner as we enjoy just being together to thank the Lord for this great grace. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Have a perfectly lovely Thanksgiving. We are going out with old friends to celebrate the day.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your followers. Spending time with family and friends for the holidays. Looking forward to seeing relatives coming in from out of state.
I’ll be spending it at my sister’s house. But I’ll probably start off with a couple hours of online shopping.
Watching the Macy’s Parade with coffee in the morning. Big dinner with the fam on Saturday. Have a great weekend everyone!
Happy Thanksgiving Kevin! Wishing you and yours many blessings. I will be spending time with family and friends for the holiday.
Hello Kevin.I am cooking, cooking, cooking, cooking, oh yeah, did I say I am cooking on Thanksgiving? But I am very grateful. Hope your day is blessed from start to finish. Susan
Dear Kevin, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I will be cooking a turkey dinner for my family. Fortunately for me, one of my guests will be bringing lots of side dishes and dessert. Since it is also my birthday this week, the green mixer would be a wonderful addition to my weeklong celebration. Thank you for your wonderful blog. Love, Rose
jackie serba says
My daughter is cooking this year and I’m doing desert pumpkin and lemon meringue cant wait to eat and relax…Happy Thanks Giving
Susan Christy says
Staying home with my dogs – one sick and one injured. Going to a friends on Saturday if the animals are on the mend.
I love your recipes. My Thanksgiving will be a family affair with lots of food.
Here’s wishing you a great Thanksgiving Day.
irs been 40 years since my husband has shared thanksgiving with his brother. They have traveled from Texas to our winter home in Port Charlotte Florida. We will all be cooking together and so thankful.
Diana Moore says
We will be celebrating on Friday at our son’s house with his partner and son. He has to work Thanksgiving nite.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Since we are in the middle of a move we will be going out to eat. And once we move into our new house we will then celebrate with a Thanksgi