Monday, November 25, 2013

A Thanksgiving Feast

It's hard to believe that we're nearing the end of November and Thanksgiving is this week! Neal and I will be spending the holiday with his family this year, and I've been pouring through recipes trying to decide what to bring along.

In my family, Thanksgiving usually means a big party with a lot of food. My dad smokes a turkey outside, which frees up oven space in the house so there's plenty of time to make several side dishes. With that in mind, I've put together a full menu for the most delightful Thanksgiving feast you could imagine!

Parmesan-Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon
Cheese Plate with Crackers and Olives
Spiced Pecans

Main Dish:
Smoked Turkey
Herb and Apple Stuffing

Side Dishes:
Cranberry and Dried Cherry Relish
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Garlic String Beans
Potato Fennel Gratin
Celery Root, Sweet Potato, and Quinoa Crumble

Sweet Treats:
Banana Pumpkin Mousse Tart
Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

I'll be making a few of these dishes, but I hope you'll try a recipe or two and let me know how it goes!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Lauren and Neal. All your recipes look great!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I'm excited to start cooking!

  3. I'm going to try a new recipe that I picked up at... Trader Joes! It was one of their sample dishes last week, and it was delicious - sweet potato/green bean casserole. One dish! Who knew!?


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