Eating and then eating and then eating some more on Thanksgiving
November 17, 2012 1:40 AM Subscribe
Thanksgiving....appetizers? Is that a thing? Related: what time do you eat on Thanksgiving?
posted by A Terrible Llama to Food & Drink (47 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Should I serve appetizers on Thanksgiving, and if so, what? This is the first Thanksgiving I've hosted. We have always gone to my parents or Mr. Llama's parents.
Both of us come from families that eat Thanksgiving at 5 or 6 in the evening. I was thinking maybe we would eat around 3 or 4, because I know some families eat even earlier and just continue eating all day. In my family, typically, everyone is woozy on potato chips and onion dip by the time dinner rolls around. Mr. Llama's family less so -- they eat these cheesy crackery pastry things and cocktail shrimp before dinner but then by the time you actually get to eat dinner everyone is sort of starving and twitchy. Also I do not have a recipe for cheesy crackery pastry things.
We are hosting my parents and frankly, there's not a lot to do other than eat.
So, should I serve dinner even earlier, at 2, or later, at 5 or 6? If we eat at 4, 5, 6 -- what kind of appetizers should I serve? I'd like to serve something more festive and special than opening a bag of chips. Not that there is anything wrong with chips.
For wine and beer we have everything from a dark porter to prosecco. Maybe it might be nice to drink the prosecco with some light appetizers before dinner...but what?