Thanksgiving Menu

by Shawnda on November 10, 2011

in Holiday Favorites,Menus,Recipe Collections,Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

You know what today is, right? Only 44 shopping days left ’til Christmas! As if you weren’t stressed enough, trying to figure out where everyone and their +1 is going to sit and then realizing that with each dish broken over the last year, you moved closer and closer to hosting Thanksgiving on paper plates.

Our menu is set! I mean, you know, mostly. I’m always on the look for the next new great side dish. I’m still debating between a classic baked mac & cheese or a fancier one that uses goat cheese.

And after I typed that, I’m not even sure why it’s still up in the air :)

If you’re still working on yours and need a little inspiration, I’ve pulled together some of our fall favorites and the greatest hits from our holiday menus over the last few years.

Items marked * are on our menu this year. Probably. Almost definitely.

Drinks
*Cranberry Margaritas
*And the usual drink selection (wine, water, sweet tea)

Appetizers
*Baked Brie en Croute with Orange Cranberry-Apple Sauce
Goat Cheese Phyllo Purses
*Veggie plate and Homemade Ranch Dressing for dipping

Soup & Salad
*Fall Salad with Roasted Pears, Cranberries, and Blue Cheese
Butternut Squash Soup

Main dishes
Roasted Turkey with Citrus and White Truffle Butter
Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Cranberry Sauce
*Garlic and Citrus Roasted Turkey (the drippings make a wonderful citrusy gravy)
Roast Pork with Pears and Caramelized Onions

Side dishes
*Dad’s Baked Beans
Butternut Squash Orzotto
*Baked Macaroni & Cheese
*Homemade Cranberry Sauce
*Roasted Chestnut and Sausage Dressing
*Thyme-Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese
Grilled Sweet Potato Rounds with Maple Vinaigrette
Roasted Green Beans
*Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Wedges with Bacon Vinaigrette

Breads
Oatmeal Buttermilk Bread (round loaves)
*Soft Dinner Rolls with Black Pepper & Rosemary

Desserts
Pecan Pie Bars
Cranberry-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake
Pecan-Pumpkin Tart
*Southern-Comfort Apple Pie
Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies
*Apple Dumplings
*Pecan Pie

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