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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011 Menu Announced

Our family and friends will gather on Thursday of next week and fill our home with laughter, music, games and I am sure plenty of lively conversation. Everyone will contribute to the feast. All twenty-two of them at last count. Empty nesters, single folks, young couples far from their own family, friends or friends.

Every bed will be filled and the couches and the inflatible beds. Folks will gather around the fireplaces and in the hot tub. When the dinner is over and cleared up, folks will wander off in different directions. Some will take a hike or take a nap. Later on, someone's head will surely be searching the fridge for a midnight snack and some will return from their hikes looking for hot cider or cocoa. It is sure to be a great weekend!

So, here it is folks! A drum roll, please!!!

The Thanksgiving menu for 2011 at the Guelker-Cone family and friends annual feed will be:


Cheese and Pate Plate

Rotel Dip with Fritos

Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese, Capers and Red Onions


Smoked Slow Roasted Turkey, smoked inmy own smoker

Smoked Slow Roasted Spiral Ham, also smoked in my smoker

Mashed potatoes

Apple Cider Gravy

Cornbread and Sausage Dressing

Cranberry Fluff Salad

Corn Casserole

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Hazelnuts

Green Bean Casserole

Pineapple Casserole

Fresh Vegetable Platter

Rolls and Butter

Assorted Desserts:

Pies and Cookies



Coffee and Tea

Happy Thanksgiving!