Thanksgiving Recipes: Ultimate Comfort Food

The Menu: Thanksgiving Day



Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Chicken and Noodles

Sweet Potatoes (always there, I always forget about them)

Broccoli Rice and Cheese Casserole

Green Beans in Cream

Hot Rolls(from the store)

Cranberry Relish

Carrot Jello

Pumpkin Pie

Pecan Pie

An Experimental Pie TBA

Homemade Whipped Cream

Unsweet  tea

Cold Duck

Various Things  for the kids to drink and snack on that I never quite take notice of…

There are various other non-negotiables for the other cousins, and I will include those, too.  They are just not my own favorites, but somehow there seems to be tradition in looking at some of them every time and saying…”hmm, nah,” again this year.  I am starting out of order, because I promised the noodle recipe today.   I am totally willing to explain how to do the chicken for chicken and noodles if someone needs to know.

~cricket chirping~


Home Made Noodles

4 eggs, beaten
2 t. milk
3 to 4 cups flour
1 stick margarine
2 t. salt

Mix eggs, margarine and milk.  Add flour and salt to make a thick dough.  Roll thin, using plenty of flour.  Roll up like a jelly roll.  With a sharp knife cut diagonally into narrow strips.  Can be cooked immediately in chicken broth or frozen to use later.

This is the recipe Grandma and Aunt M. made for every holiday.  Once we, cousins found out what ‘giblets’ were, this became the gravy for our potatoes, as it remains to this day.  As for the 2 t. of milk, that is not a misprint and no one knows why.  But don’t leave it out.  You can make them today and freeze them and throw them in on Thanksgiving Day.

My husband, like all our spouses, prefers my family’s holiday dinners to his own(Just one more reason this blog has to remain anonymous).  And he loves this feast.


Whew!!!  There is pressure when you make a promise.  My son had an appointment with a specialist today.  My older children were almost never sick, now we have a ‘team’.

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2 Responses to Thanksgiving Recipes: Ultimate Comfort Food

  1. Yumm…But now I want a bowl of them RIGHT NOW. Darn you.

    I’ve never made my own noodles but I know these would be heavenly. I’m quite tempted to try this…:) Thank you!!!!

  2. Serene says:

    This looks a lot like my family’s traditional feast, and you’ve inspired me to finalize and post about mine tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

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