Thanksgiving Menu Ideas
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, time to try out all those recipes to see what will or won't work for the big day of family gatherings. I had hoped to actually make Thanksgiving recipes of my own to share for you guys, I even had the recipes picked out, but with all of my pregnancy food aversions it just became too much. So instead, here are a few ideas for different styles of menus: a
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: I don't know what your traditional table looks like but my grandmother loves brussel sprouts so they are always on the table. And maple syrup + bacon is a much better and much more delicious alternative to gross steamed brussel sprouts. 2//
: this version of sweet potato casserole is actually grain free and pale friendly, perfect for even the pickiest of eaters. 3//
: there should be more vegetables on the table and these are a perfect choice. A perfect basic recipe that can be used at all times of the year. 4//
: No need to get fancy at the table if you don't wanna, TheKitchn provides a perfect basic recipe for you to try out. 5//
: my brother's favorite thing on the table is mashed potatoes. Actually his favorite is the boxed kind...I know, strange kid. Our family holiday gatherings have been known to have a gross amount of mashed potatoes so basic and quick is best for us. 6//
: I personally have never attempted to cook a turkey. Shocker, I know. But I lived at my parent's house or a dorm (that was only for 2 months though) before getting married. Someday I'll make my own turkey and this recipe seems like a perfect "basic" recipe. 7//
: of course this can't be a traditional menu without cranberry sauce and a Martha Stewart recipe, so I've found two in one for you!
: add some sweetness to your turkey this year with a lovely brown-sguar glaze. Turkey + Brown-Sugar...perfect combo. 2//
: now these may be a little more savory but depending on what type of apple you use these can totally be sweet. 3//
: use a sweeter apple in here to make these sweet vegetable side dish. 4//
: Mmmm squash. These will totally help to balance out the sweet meal. 5//
: I know, cranberry sauce is already pretty sweet but I already shared a plain cranberry sauce plus the orange sweetens it up and cuts out a wee bit of the bitterness in this sauce.
: this is just screaming savory with the sage butter. So good! 2//
: Oh my gosh I have a huge obsession with goat cheese and now I want to make this recipe even though produce is one of my food aversions. How perfect for a savory menu? 3//
: I don't enjoy sausage all that very much but this does look pretty legit. I definitely consider cornbread to be savory and the best part is that this recipe is super easy. 4//
: I may or may not have had a slightly obsession with chai tea when I first began drinking tea way back when. And sweet potatoes are another all-time favorite of mine. Mix the two and you have got a dish of perfection. 5//
: There is always, always mac n cheese at every family gathering of mine no matter which side of the family we are visiting with. But for a savory twist, this sounds like a yummy recipe. 6//
: like sage, rosemary is another spice that I consider to be a more savory spice and those colorful carrots are just gorgeous. 7//
: the idea of "smoky" mashed potatoes sounds a bit savory to me and I think I might try to make these because looking at them is actually making me hungry.
: one of my co-workers is vegetarian and we were discussing what kind of things she eats for Thanksgiving and she said she likes to do a soup or lasagna as her main dish and I thought it was genius. Butternut squash is one of my favorite things so if meat is still disgusting to me (pregnancy aversions) I may end up making something like this for myself to eat. 2//
: this is a veg friendly dish but really everybody could eat it (obviously) and it could even serve as a main dish since quinoa is protein rich! 3//
: just because you may be vegan, don't miss out on the best part about Thanksgiving...pumpkin pie. 4//
: just in case you didn't have enough veggies on your vegetarian plate, these carrots look delicious. 5//
: according to my friend, soup is another great main dish option like I mentioned earlier. You could do just a regular vegetable soup but this one looks so unique and would serve as a great side dish alongside the lasagna.
Those are all of my ideas for you folks...if I'm feeling up to it I'll do my best to whip up a recipe or two for you folks before Thanksgiving arrives. I shall be 12 weeks pregnant the week of Thanksgiving so hopefully I'll at least be able to get Christmas recipes up on time! I hope you all have a swell week!!