It’s that time of year again when we get to think of ALL THE THINGS we could be making for Thanksgiving, and then whittle that list down to a manageable feast. I’ve seen so many great ideas lately that I thought I’d just share them all here.
For the Turkey:
Herb and Butter Roasted Turkey from Half Baked Harvest –
When your favorite food blogger tells you this is her go to every year and it never fails her, you try it.
For the Stuffing:
Ciabatta Stuffing with and Chestnuts and Pancetta –
Giada had me at Ciabatta. And chestnuts. And pancetta.
For Great Starters:
From Ruth Reichl’s memoir Comfort Me With Apples, this is one of the most fun recipes and it is ah-mazing.
Baked Pears with Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Thyme
These look SO pretty and sound totally delicious. We recently had a cheese board when we ate out that just had a simple red wine poached pear to cut off and that is also a simple idea that can wow guests.
These are just mandatory at our family holidays. Sounds weird and simple but tastes like a cheesy, butter bite of heaven.
For the sides:
Maple Glazed Roasted Delicata Squash with Brussel Sprouts
One of my favorite THO recipes, I keep these ingredients on hand all fall so I can whip it up for a special weekend dinner. It looks so pretty.
Spicy Carmelized Squash with Lemon and Hazelnuts –
I subscribe to NY Times Cooking and when this popped in my inbox I started to obsess. Can’t wait to try it.
Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes –
Love love love these potatoes. Simple and delicious. Also intrigued by these ones too….
Three cheese crock pot mashed potatoes –
Oven space can be so limited, it is such a smart plan to have your mashed potatoes warm in a crock pot.
Martha Stewart’s Cauliflower Gratin –
I make this every year for my husband who loves cauliflower and tries to eat low carb. It always ends up being one of my favorite parts of the dinner.
Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta –
This is how I make Brussel sprouts at our house (minus the sun-dried tomatoes). My kids love the little bits of pancetta.
Bon Appetit’s Green Bean Casserole –
This is getting me so excited for Thanksgiving. Of course Cream of Mushroom soup is FINE but I love the idea of making it from scratch. Also just discovered Onion Rings filled with Green Beans if you want to really wow your people.
Ina Garten’s favorite pumpkin dessert is her Pumpkin Roulade with Ginger Buttercream
The Pioneer Woman’s Carmel Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake looks like perfection.
Then again, this S’mores Sweet Potato Cheesecake does too…
My kids would love these Candy Turkeys
And as we think about being thankful I want to say I am so thankful to you for reading this blog, and for all the enthusiam, support, and messages you have all sent me about recipes you’ve made or things you have loved from this little blog. It’s such a labor of love, and I am so thankful to share it with all of you.
Hope you have a wonderful day with your families, Happy Eating!! xoxo Katie