This is a post I share every year, and each year I update it with some of the new recipes I've added - Hello, Kale Salad and Petite Pecan Pies. I've also included the link to my Thanksgiving Planning Worksheets (below) to help you with your scheduling for the week... it is "go" time for those of us hosting!
Somethings aren't changing, like the BEST Turkey recipe that starts with a bottle of white wine and a pound of butter : ) I'm adding a new side dish - Sausage & Brie Stuffed Mushrooms. Instead of the Baked Brie, I'm making an old fashioned relish tray. We'll be featuring some homemade pickled vegetables, bread and butter pickles, olives, etc. All of that yummy salty briny goodness goes great with a glass of mulled wine before dinner, without filling up.
My sister and her family are staying here the night before Thanksgiving so we will begin our day with parade watching and breakfast - all made in advance so the kitchen can concentrate on making the Thanksgiving meal the morning of. We will be eating at 1pm this year, so the times have been changed to reflect that. Hope you enjoy and it helps you prepare for the big day.
I'll be working on my table setting early next week, so I'll be sure to share that, too.
Here is a link to download my Thanksgiving Worksheets. They will help you go on autopilot for the day so you can enjoy yourself and know that everything will be perfectly timed... or at least most things. You will be prompted to add your email before the lists download, just FYI. This adds you to my email list so you can stay updated on new posts and specials I have for the store.
Baked Brie with Caramelized Pecans in Puff Pastry served with Apples
Not making this this year, but have every year before.
Kale, Pumpkin Seed, Apple & Cranberry Salad
Always nice to have something fresh and crunchy in addition to such an indulgent meal.
This photo is of The Pioneer Woman's Brie Stuffed, but I think I'm going to combine that recipe with Ina's Sausage Stuffed.
Thanksgiving Table Setting | DIY Flower Pumpkin Centerpiece, Woodland China, Hemstitch Linens, Pewter Flatware & Rustic Glassware
Enjoy this week of planning - my favorite part of Thanksgiving... getting everything ready!