Thanksgiving cranberries

Today the soon-to-be mother-in-law and I did the obligatory Thanksgiving holiday recipe rundown so we could get a handle on our shopping list. We’re making as much as possible the day before so we can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with everyone else on Thanksgiving Day. Here’s what’s in store for our soon-to-be collective family:

Thanksgiving Day Snacks
Caramelized Onion Dip (make-ahead)
Cheese Balls (make-ahead)

Thanksgiving Dinner
Turkey
Gravy
Mashed Potatoes (make-ahead)
Rosemary Biscuits
Cranberry Sauce (make-ahead)
Vegetable side dishes (soon-to-be grandmother-in-law is bringing)
Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole (make-ahead)
Mrs. Cubbison’s Dressing (I’ve tried it from scratch before, but I still like this best!)
Maple Bacon Salad
Green Bean Casserole (we use Cream of Chicken instead of Cream of Mushroom)

Thanksgiving Day Drinks
Almond Steamer

Thanksgiving Dessert
Apple Pie (soon-to-be grandmother-in-law is bringing)
Pumpkin Pie (make-ahead)
Pumpkin Crème Brulee (make-ahead) 

Day-After Thanksgiving Breakfast
Cranberry Scones (soon-to-be grandmother-in-law is bringing)
Pumpkin Sweet Rolls (I make ahead and then freeze after rolling into buns/before cutting)
Egg Casserole

Helpful coupons:
$2 off a Butterball Turkey
$1 off 4 Campbell’s Creamed Soups + $1 off Swanson stock + $0.50 off French Fried Onions

Plus, Albertsons has coupons next to the turkey for $10 off any natural or basted Village Market Whole Turkey with a minimum $25 purchase using your preferred card (one coupon per transaction). These turkeys are $0.99 per pound, so you could theoretically get a 10-pound turkey for FREE!