Thanksgiving Cooking Ideas

November 22, 2011Katie


It’s here! The week of Thanksgiving.  We are on the 2 day countdown people!

Want some ideas for something to make alongside that big bird? (By the way, you can always check out my Holiday Recipes section under the blog under the Dishes top taskbar menu!)

In the appetizer department…try these…(Click on any picture to go to the recipe).

My kids would die if we didn’t make these – these are their favorite…Good as Dessert Sweet Potatoes

This is probably my favorite. Butternut Squash Bruschetta with Sage Pesto.

Or this one – another yummy delight – Cranberry Walnut Brie En Croute (Brie in Puff Pastry) – it’s easy!

Throw a few things into your crockpot for some Crockpot Mulled Cider. Yum!

Need a different kind of green salad? Since you already roasted some butternut squash for your bruschetta, try using some of the leftover in this salad.  Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Cider Vinaigrette

Here’s another fun salad – Orzo Pasta Salad with Wild Rice and Cranberries


Spaghetti Squash with Spicy Sage Butter is a different side dish that will have your guests trying something new! Or try it with some more of your roasted butternut squash!

Try some Smashed Potatoes as a side dish.

And this bread is always a must have with our family…I get requests always for this. Poblano Spoonbread

Going to Aunt Betty’s house and need something completely different that will wow them?  Try Cauliflower Au Gratin.  This dish has won over the hearts of even those who dislike cauliflower.

Dessert?  I truly want to make this –  Maple Pumpkin Creme Brulee again.

And instead of Pumpkin Pie, I’m making this Pumpkin Crisp, cuz Mr. Wonderful loved both of these desserts.

But man, I really love these Spiced Cream Cheese Pumpkin Cookies …DECISIONS!

Thanksgiving is a time of excess right? We can have 19 desserts?!

For more ideas visit the Holiday Dishes page with all my holiday dishes all put together to make it simple for you to view them.  It’s located under Dishes – then Holiday Dishes on the main tab across the top of my blogs home page!

Enjoy, cook, love and have a wonderful Thanksgiving…and above all else…

Count your blessings, and be thankful for the joy of family and friends this holiday season!

Happy  Thanksgiving everyone!

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