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This was my first year to host Thanksgiving dinner. My husband’s three grandparents, my grandmother, an aunt, and my in-laws were our esteemed guests. There were nine of us total. Even though I was super nervous, there were no major hitches. No food poisoning. No burned side dishes. Only two minor hitches- 1) I didn’t have enough potatoes for mashed potatoes and 2) I accidentally used white instead of red sweet potatoes (they still tasted good). I will post the recipes I used later in the week.

The turkey, ham, cranberry dressing, and rolls….

Green beans, gravy, sweet potatoes from Mamaw Rose, and dressing…

Crunchy pea salad, deviled eggs, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and turkey breast….

The Finale- the dessert table featuring pumpkin praline cheesecake, pumpkin pie, butterscotch pie, jam cake and pecan pie…