Friday Fun…What’s On Your Menu?

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Friday Fun…What’s On Your Menu?


When I read that Martha Stewart canceled her Thanksgiving, I thought…hmmmm she may be onto something!!!


Nine of her guests canceled due to illness, and since Martha has already cooked 14 turkeys for her show, she is turkeyed out! ** 

I may remember this for next year! We’re not cooking that many turkeys but we’re busy planning for about 30 guests this year. 


What’s on your menu for Thanksgiving???


Will you prepare all or most of the dinner?  What is the one dish you most look forward to having?

While I’m not a vegetarian, I don’t eat that much meat. I’m looking forward to mashed potatoes, dressing, and gravy. (Love my carbs!)



**By the way… Martha won’t miss Thanksgiving. She’s invited to five friend’s homes to “taste different courses.”  

Can you imagine how nervous they must be to cook for Martha Stewart!? 

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Comments (19)

Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I wonder if any of them will serve it on a compartmented tray like they do in institutions, as a joke of course.

Nov 17, 2023 05:16 AM
Carol Williams


Nov 17, 2023 05:27 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754 that's funny. I'd be so nervous I'd probably burn everything!

Nov 17, 2023 04:28 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Kathy,
Here is my Thanksgiving Day menu:
Organic Turkey
Kurobuta Ham
Roasted Chicken Breast
Sockeye Salmon
Apple Cranberry Dressing
Apple Cranberry Relish
Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Assorted Salads
Pecan and Apple Pie
Lemon Bars

Yum! Did I mention I'm going to the Country Club for Thanksgiving Dinner?  😄

Nov 17, 2023 05:34 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

You are one smart Turkey Carol Williams ! 🦃

Nov 17, 2023 09:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams bring me a doggie bag, will you????  That should be fun!!

Nov 17, 2023 04:32 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Kathy... I read this article yesterday, as a matter of fact! Nothing is on my menu except a 1:00pm reservation at the Ballantyne Hotel for their annual Thanksgiving Day dinner. No need to plan a menu, cook, or clean up! I love it!

Nov 17, 2023 05:36 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker one Thanksgiving, Larry and were in Orlando and went to Epcot. We had dinner in Moraco!

Nov 17, 2023 04:33 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I cannot remember the last time I cooked a Thanksgiving meal... we always eat out, eat at friends' homes.

Nov 18, 2023 05:06 AM
Kim Devlin
Kim Devlin Team @Keller Williams Atlantic Partners - Saint Augustine, FL
Realtor in St Augustine Florida

I am all about the sides. I'm making the stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes. As well as a chocolatety dessert, which is yet to be determined😄

Nov 17, 2023 05:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Kim Devlin so am I!!!   I can't wait to taste the dressing and mashed potatoes and gravy. 

Nov 17, 2023 04:35 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Once again we are hosting Thanksgiving dinner Kathy at our home. Larry's in charge of the turkey and a couple of sides, and I'll be preparing many other sides, and clean-up! The dessert will be graciously be brought by some family members.

Nov 17, 2023 07:40 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 that sounds like fun!!! I would make the whole dinner if I had a commercial oven and a commercial fridge!  

Nov 17, 2023 04:36 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - as usual, I plan to arrive on Thanksgiving Day with an appetite along with a heaping side of gratitude. 

Nov 17, 2023 08:07 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs that side of gratitude is the best thing you can bring!!!  It will be fun to see everyone. 

Nov 17, 2023 04:37 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy,  I wish I was doing all the cooking for the week up in the mountain but we take turns other then Thanksgiving,  last year we had about 31 people on Thanksgiving but the other days only about 16.

Nov 17, 2023 08:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm that's fun that you take turns cooking. When I was in my 20s , the men decided we should go to Mexico and make Thanksgiving dinner there. We would have to bring all of the food and cooking utensils as well. The women nixed that idea immediately. 

Nov 17, 2023 04:39 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Like you, I'm not a big meat eater, Kathy. Traditional dishes like mashed potatoes, southern dressing and homemade gravy, a small amount of turkey breast and a bit of ham and pie. Gotta have pie!

Nov 17, 2023 08:32 AM
Kathy Streib

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I am craving apple pie but may have to make one myself. 

Nov 17, 2023 04:40 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Kathy this year will be very quiet compared to other years since this is really my first day back online in over 2 weeks.  Small dinner for family and they're bringing most of everything.  Sweet, simple and lovely. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 17, 2023 09:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Anna "Banana" Kruchten nothing wrong with that!! One year when we were in Leesburg, VA, it was just the two of us. I still made the whole T-day dinner! 

Nov 17, 2023 04:41 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib: This year, I'm bringing homemade cranberry raspberry sauce and candied sweet potatoes to a dinner party at my friend's house. Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 17, 2023 10:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Hannah Williams my favorites!!! My niece is making cranberry sauce but I'll have to see who is bringing sweet potatoes. 

Nov 17, 2023 04:42 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We have decided not to attend the family gathering for Thansgiving. 

I am not sure what Chef Dolores will be preparing.

Nov 17, 2023 10:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley I'll bet whatever Chef Dolores prepares, it will be delicious. 

Nov 17, 2023 04:42 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

My menu will be eating out at a riverfront restaurant that serves a large buffet of everything imaginable. No clean up, no leftovers. 

Nov 17, 2023 11:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty that sounds like fun!!!  I do miss the beach and ocean. 

Nov 17, 2023 04:50 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Kathy Streib - I order my turkey ahead at Whole Foods.  i also get some of the sides and pies there and pick everything up on Thanksgiving morning.  I do make my own stuffing and sweet potato-yams with marshmallow.  I also make my own Cranberry sauce. I  get my breads and muffins from Wildflower Bakery.  

Nov 17, 2023 11:13 AM
Kathy Streib

Smart Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  Larry isn't making rolls this year...just too many with everything else so we'll buy them. 

Nov 17, 2023 04:52 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Kathy,  I have gone to simple and easy but plenty of my favorites.  Enjoy the day.  M

Nov 17, 2023 11:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho I'm with you. One year our extended family in FL had roasted, deep fried, smoked, and grilled turkeys. It was too much. I still don't remember what the deep-fried turkey tasted like. 

Nov 17, 2023 04:53 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Having kids and grandkids around so lots of special requests - corn on the cob, 3 types of pie (apple, pecan, Key Lime), macaroni and cheese, mushroom stuffing and gravy, turkey of course plus grilled salmon, mashed potatoes, green beans and the list keeps growing.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Nov 17, 2023 12:09 PM
Kathy Streib

wow Jeff Dowler, CRS are you making all of it!!!! I'm making mashed potato casserole, scalloped pineapple, and several other dishes besides the turkey. 

Nov 17, 2023 04:58 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy no cooking for us this year.  We are going to my youngest son's for Thanksgiving, and he and his wife are doing all the cooking.

Nov 17, 2023 01:53 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto that should be fun...and easier on you and your wife. 

Nov 17, 2023 04:59 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I had heard the news about Martha not cooking this Thanksgiving this year. 

I will be doing the cooking this year.  I didn't last year because I had recently undergone surgery.  But, the family is headed my way.

Nov 17, 2023 09:13 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Nov 17, 2023 09:15 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am not too worried about having to have a big Thanksgiving meal, doesn't seem like a very important holiday to me, haha.  Being with family is nice though.

Nov 18, 2023 04:04 AM