As you all know, Thanksgiving is in 4 days. FOUR DAYS. How did that happen?! I love planning meals for family gatherings, so it only seemed perfect to put together an ultimate Thanksgiving menu.
I love the traditional Thanksgiving Menu but I’m so excited to try some new recipes this year. I wanted to give you a little inspiration for your Thanksgiving this year!
Cheese + Charcuterie Board // Eat Yourself Skinny
I’m always in awe of the talent that goes behind prepping a cheese and charcuterie board. This type of appetizer gives you a full realm of creativity. Head over to see how Kelly at Eat Yourself Skinny put together the most stunning cheese board for the holidays!
Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots // Diethood
I usually err on the side of using traditional Green Bean Casserole, but these roasted carrots look AHHHMAZING. And seriously, how stinkin easy is this recipe?! Katerina unleashed the food gods with butter AND garlic for this vegetable side dish. Check out her recipe at Diethood.com
Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing // Averie Cooks
I would like to think the best part of Thanksgiving is the heavenly smells that come from the kitchen. Stuffing is my all time favorite side dish because you can truly add anything and it will still be amazing. Averie does an awesome recipe for a classic traditional stuffing over on her blog AverieCooks
Creamy Garlic & Chive Mashed Potatoes // Peter’s Food Adventures
Mashed potatoes are my favorite comfort food. I could eat them hot, I could eat them cold, I could throw some cheese on them and call it a day. Go check out Peter’s Food Adventures for the best Garlic & Chive Mashed Potatoes.
Orange Cranberry Sauce // Favorite Family Recipes
Cranberry sauce is the easiest and quickest dish to make. I whip mine up the night before and let it chill overnight. I don’t ever want to see you buy canned cranberry sauce. YUCK! Seriously, this recipe is so simple and so delicious and so perfect for that big turkey. The ladies over at Favorite Family Recipes created the perfect cranberry sauce with a zest of orange!
Dry Rub Turkey // Yellow Bliss Road
The big Kahuna. Roasting a Turkey can be very intimidating. Kristin over at Yellowblissroad.com has a simple dry rub for your turkey and great steps showing how to set up that bad boy for the most perfect Turkey Dinner.
Pretzel JELLO // Brown Eyed Baker
Everyone seems to call this a salad. If this yummy treat is considered salad, then I am on board. I love this dessert and I’m not sure why we only make it at Thanksgiving?! It’s perfect for pretty much any get together. Who doesn’t love Cool Whip, JELLO and Pretzels?! BrownEyedBaker.com has the perfect recipe for you to try out this year.
Pecan Pie // Sally’s Baking Addiction
This is my all time favorite Thanksgiving Dessert. Obviously, Pumpkin Pie is delicious, but there is nothing better than a Pecan Pie. Slap some whip cream on your slice and you are in heaven. Sally has a great recipe over on her blog and I promise your mouth will be drooling over her photos.
Now that I’ve shared my favorite line-up of Thanksgiving recipes, what are some of your favorites? I hope you are getting your kitchens ready!