Whether your prefer the conventional supper or something more casual and off-beat, we have the perfect Thanksgiving menu for your family.
Delicious, classic recipes are always in style for a Thanksgiving feast. Keep the preparation stress-free with a little advanced
strategizing. Remember: a turkey can take several days to thaw, so check the package recommendations. Think about oven management.
We have intentionally selected Slow-Cooker Cornbread Dressing to free the oven up for the turkey and rolls. Scan the recipes
for steps and recipes that you can do ahead. Set the table several days ahead, and get the coolers out to hold additional
ice. Bake the pies the day before. With a plan, you’ll enjoy this day of giving thanks with ease.
Want to mix-up the menu when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner? Then opt for a delicious nod to autumn that doesn’t feature
a turkey. Instead, serve Grilled Pork Roast With Fruit Compote (pictured) as the main dish. Nibble on Blue Cheese Shortbread Leaves and Sweet Potato Squares With Lemon-Garlic Mayo before heading
to the dining room for the main course. Our Granola-Ginger Baked Apples make an ideal fall dessert alternative to pumpkin
pie. Of course, you can splurge and have both! After all, it’s Thanksgiving.
Kick off your shoes and opt for bare feet for this Thanksgiving-meets-the-tropics dinner. Our beach-style appetizer of Overnight
Marinated Shrimp (pictured) is surprisingly wonderful with a traditional turkey and sweet potato casserole. Cooking a turkey for the first time? Our
easy method, calling for an oven-cooking bag, guarantees a juicy bird. And, clean-up is breeze. Here’s to ending your coastal
celebration sitting in the sand with a lush slice of Key Lime Pie or a Pecan Square and the surf lapping at your toes.
If you’re the ring leader of a turkey day gathering, you might try choosing a fun flavor theme to help guests choose a recipe
to bring. For example, themes could be traditional, low-country, or as we’ve done here―Italian. Plan on making the Sesame-Crusted
Turkey Mignons and angel hair pasta yourself. Guests can bring the other dishes. They are all easy to tote. Ask folks who
shy away from cooking to bring wine, or crusty loaves of bread and olive oil for dipping, or a CD of Italian tunes.
Don’t pass up the chance to enjoy Thanksgiving supper outdoors if the weather is nice. Fill a big table with platters of Two-Alarm
Deep-Fried Turkey, bowls with Cranberry Compote, Classic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes, and your family’s must-have sides, breads,
and salads. Part of the fun to this get-together is standing in line, plate in hand, waiting your turn to serve yourself.
Settle around the outdoor tables, enjoy dinner, and remember to save some room for Sweet Potato-Pecan Cupcakes With Cream
Cheese Frosting (pictured).
Host a Saturday night conclusion to Thanksgiving weekend with a Tex-Mex inspired supper featuring Fiesta Turkey Soup (pictured). Make the Frozen Sangria weeks ahead, and keep it in the freezer. Shortcut the prep time for Guacamole-Goat Cheese Toasts
by swapping store-bought avocado dip for freshly made. Start the meal with a refreshing salad that calls for a colorful sprinkle
of pomegranate seeds. Then, cap off the fun with a memorable Caramel-Pecan Pie.
Share this relaxed feast with family and friends.
Saddle up for a spicy kick to your tradiitonal Thanksgiving fare.