Start your feast with a salad made of hand torn romaine lettuce and a homemade vinaigrette dressing. A turkey noodle soup made from homemade turkey stock, diced carrots, egg noodles, and seasoned with salt & pepper is a great way to start everyone's appetite.
While the turkey is resting, finish up a Giblet Pan Gravy. In addition to the gravy, Thanksgiving turkeys love to be accompanied with some Cranberry Sauce.
For side dishes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes are both winners. In addition, Campbell's Green Bean Casserole is such a regular guest to the dinner that recently a television commercial was made presenting the awkward situation of all the guests bringing a Green Bean Casserole to the feast. (But, I think it's better to have too much green bean casserole than too little.) A bit of sweet corn bread might also welcome.
Finally, bring out pumpkin pie(s) for dessert.}?>