Choosing Your Thanksgiving MenuIf you have never cooked a Thanksgiving meal before, you may need an idea of the menu you should offer to your friends and family when they come over to eat. If you are an experienced Thanksgiving host, this list might give you some ideas of other foods that you can provide to your guests to spice Thanksgiving up a little bit.
Turkey or HamObviously, any meat eating North American will almost always use Turkey as their main dish. Some people serve both Turkey and Ham and some people serve just ham. This is totally up to your personal preference; if you are going to only be serving Ham you should make sure no Muslims are coming as they don't eat any pig products.
Sweet Potatoes or Mashed PotatoesMost Thanksgiving dinners that I have attended tend to have both Mashed Potatoes as well as Sweet Potatoes, although either one alone is not out of the ordinary.
Cranberry SauceMake sure you pickup plenty of Cranberry sauce as many people feel that a Thanksgiving dinner is incomplete without the lovely squashed berry.
GravyGravy is another Thanksgiving favorite that would cause your dinner to be incomplete if it wasn't present.
Stuffing / DressingIf for some reason you have never heard of stuffing, it is generally bread chunks White/Wheat/Corn mixed with sage and celery or other ingredients.
Other common side dishes:Rice (in southern states)
Corn on the cob
Green Bean Casserole
Peas and carrots
Cornbread (in Southern States)
Sweet Potato Pie
Chocolate Meringue Pie