Thanksgiving menu, Texas style

Thanksgiving was 82 degrees, and what started as a joke turned into I’m-only-joking-if-you-say-no.
Instead of heating up the house by cooking a turkey all day (see here for an explanation), we joined my sister, her husband, my brother, and hubby’s brother to grill steaks!
The menu:

  • Veggie tray with baby carrots, broccoli, sweet peppers, and sweet peas
  • Crackers – the good ones – with White Cheddar and Bacon spread
  • Baby dills, olives and marinated mushrooms
  • Steaks, thick and juicy, grilled outside to perfection, courtesy of my own dear hubby
  • Portobello mushrooms, grilled with lots of garlic and butter
  • Twice baked potatoes
  • Green bean casserole
  • Cranberry relish
  • Fruit salad
  • Green salad (which nobody touched)
  • Homemade rolls


  • Apple pie
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Pecan pie
  • Peanut butter pie
  • Blackberry pie

Thank you Lord for food, fellowship, and family!


  1. Wonderful! I love to see diversity in food along with tradition~it looks like it was delicious!

  2. Okay. I thought I might like Texas, but if I have to celebrate Thanksgiving without a chill in the air, and turkey delightfully scenting my home, I am just not so sure anymore.

    STEAKS for Thanksgiving!? At least you had the pecan and pumpkin pies. Whew. Almost wrote y’all off for good!

    (All kidding of course…I just never imagined that Americans celebrated Thanksgiving differently! Just look what blogging can teach you!)

    I’m glad you had a wonderful day. We did as well, and are ready now to head into Christmas. By the way…do y’all get suntans at Christmas time as well?

    From your Northwest reader…

    (Thanks for the ticker help, by the way! It worked!!!)

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