Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

What should I bring?

Thanksgiving dinner... all the regular stuff is covered. Needs to be inexpensive. I love to cook and prefer healthy, whole, natural foods. Looking for some interesting suggestions.

Answer Question

Asked by figaro8895 at 3:04 PM on Nov. 20, 2008 in Food & Drink

Level 26 (27,251 Credits)
Answers (6)

    5 tomatoes
    1/3 c. olive oil
    1/3 c. chopped fresh basil
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/2 c. fresh Parmesan cheese
    1 c. bread crumbs, dry or fresh
    Salt and freshly ground pepper
    2 tbsp. olive oil

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash and dry tomatoes. Cut in half and remove seeds. Drain upside down on paper towels while preparing stuffing. Combine the 1/3 cup olive oil, basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Divide the stuffing between the tomato halves. Place tomatoes in a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Spoon 2 tablespoons olive oil over the tops of the tomatoes. Bake 25-30 minutes or until filling is crisp and golden. Serve hot.
    The tomatoes can be stuffed several hours ahead of time and refrigerated. Bake as directed just before serving. Serves 8-10.


    Answer by robinalbright at 3:07 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • grilled asparugus or sauteed brussel sprouts with pancetta

    Answer by anestheticsex at 3:08 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • those stuffed tomatoes sound good! you could stuff them with coleslaw if it sounds right to you, but anyway, eggs?? they come in dozens and you can cut them in half i f you hard boil them and then go from there, you could use lots of vegies in the mixture of egg yolks when your mashing them, have to be creative!

    Answer by americansugar80 at 3:11 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • I am going to bring a plate with grapes pistachios maybe some chocolate and some dip with veggies and just arrange it nicely.

    Answer by Apr1l at 3:13 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • Whipped sweet potatoes with brown sugar and maple syrup.

    Answer by Fiveofakind2 at 3:27 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • Homemade cranberry sauce. For each bag of cranberries place 1/2 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a pot. Rinse and check the berries for mushy ones and discard the bad ones. Drain the berries and place them in the pot with the sugar and water and bring to a rolling boil. continue to boil until the berries stop popping, remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Carefully pour into a glass bowl and cool in the fridge until "set" or firm. If you don't like the berries, pour through a sieve and press the mush out of the berries, leaving the skins in the sieve. If you plan to do this , it is helpful to sprinkle an envelope of Knox plain gelatin over the cool water in the pot before you add sugar and let it sit for 10 minutes before adding other ingredients and follow the recipe. It will gel just like the canned, but with a wonderful fresh flavor.

    Answer by GMOTM at 6:15 AM on Nov. 22, 2008

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.