Not sure what to bring to Thursday’s Thanksgiving potluck?
Making the entire meal yourself and haven’t finalized your menu yet? Here’s a
few recipe ideas to get you going:
I don’t eat much turkey at Thanksgiving… I’m all about the
sides and desserts… but when I do, I go for the white meat. If your crowd is
all about the white meat and you don’t want to deal with cooking an entire
turkey, I recommend this herb
roasted turkey breast
recipe from Ina Garten—it’s so good!
Whether you like your dressing served on the side or stuffed
in the turkey, this is a Thanksgiving must-have classic. I recently created a pumpkin
using Trader Joe’s pumpkin croutons and I gotta say,
I love it! A mix of sweet and savory, this one is sure to mix things up at your
I don’t see rice casseroles on the table for Thanksgiving
much around here, I think it might be more of a Southern thing? In any case, I
definitely would not mind a few bites of this Broccoli
Wild Rice Casserole
from Pioneer Woman with my turkey. I made it last week for dinner
(using a boxed wild rice mix- super easy!) and it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
If a good homemade sweet
isn't on the table, then it just doesn't feel like
Thanksgiving to me. Creamy and sweet, with a crunchy topping, this is
definitely my all-time favorite recipe!
Don’t forget the cranberries! Most Thanksgiving meals I have had featured a canned or chutney variety but one year I was served a cranberry
that I still cannot get off my mind. I think this one
will hold up well for day-after-Thanksgiving turkey leftover sandwiches.
Last year I made this from scratch pumpkin
and it turned out absolutely delicious. There’s just something about
using fresh roasted pumpkin in lieu of the canned stuff. This year, I’m going
to make the crust from scratch as well—my fingers are crossed for another
Drinks are also important for Thanksgiving! I typically
drink wine (I go for reds but white works as well!) with the dinner so my Fall Sangria
would be perfect. For cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before the big meal, I
highly recommend my Rum Cider Punch
which is basically a fall party in your mouth.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving dishes?
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