The Eibls' First Thanksgiving

Just wanted to quickly share our menu for the weekend. I will post pictures of everything throughout December so be on the lookout for those posts. Once I make a menu like this I will email it to myself and to Patrick so that we are both aware of our upcoming meals. It's also helpful because, since we always have smartphones handy, if I'm in the kitchen starting to cook something but have forgotten what to do next, I can ask Patrick to access the recipe from the email link! Most of the menu items are hyperlinked. Patrick and I are looking forward to celebrating our first Thanksgiving together! 

We are planning to have a quiet Thanksgiving together and then my parents will arrive Friday afternoon in anticipation of the Blues Rivalry football game Saturday. That's right, folks, Patrick and I are going to the Duke @ UNC football game together! Traditionally these two teams play Thanksgiving weekend and we look forward to making this an annual Eibl Family tradition. Since my parents are coming Friday we decided to have a smaller meal Thursday (but still having turkey) and then have a larger, more elaborate meal on Friday complete with appetizers and dessert!


Dinner: Crockpot Turkey BreastBroccoli Wild Rice Casserole, and Honey Glazed Carrots
Put up Christmas decorations

Breakfast: Buttermilk Waffles and Strawberries
Dinner: Honey Glazed Ham, Crusty Bread, Sweet Potato Spinach and Caramelized Onion Gratin, Green Beans and Mushroom Cream Sauce
Host Whitney’s parents

Breakfast: Ham and Cheese Quiche, Hot Fruit Compote
Duke @ UNC Football

Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal, Sweet Potato Muffins
Christmas tree shopping

I am thankful for the "E" on my front door this Thanksgiving. What a wonderful celebration we had in August joining our families. I look forward to having Patrick by my side as we continue to celebrate life and cherish special moments together. 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family wherever you may be!


  1. Oh, WOW!!! This menu sounds wonderful. Can't wait. You do so much planning - we might come to visit you every Thanksgiving along with the Blue Rivalry!

  2. Really looks good Whitney. Looking forward to joining you and Patrick tomorrow.

  3. Back home and let me tell you - the holiday menu was as good as it sounded. Everything was delicious. And they used so many serving dishes, glasses, and gifts they had gotten as wedding presents. It was wonderful!