Some of my Favorite Dishes for Thanksgiving and the Weekend

If you are still at a loss for a few dishes for the Thanksgiving feast or weekend, here are a few suggestions. Whether you need to bring a side dish to your mother-in-law’s or are in charge of the entire meal …
(Click on any of the dishes to find the recipe!)

Appetizers – Just a few light bites!
Mulled Cider
Mediterranean Shrimp
Spicy Olives
Roasted Almonds
Roasted Red Pepper Dip, Feta & Walnut Spread or White Bean Dip
Need more? How about Antipasti, Bruschetta or even Summer Rolls?

Soup – Treat the soup like another appetizer. Let everyone sip the soup from mugs or cups while you put the finishing touches on dinner.
Roasted Butternut Squash
Wild Mushroom Soup

Salad – A great start to any meal.
Arugula, Corn & Tomato Salad
Roasted Mushroom

Side Dishes – Wonderful co-stars for the turkey!
Cranberry Sauce
Broccoli Puree
Roasted Butternut Squash
Brussels Sprouts & Pearl Onions
Roasted Green Beans & Tomatoes
Lemon Roasted Potatoes
Decadent Cheesy Potatoes
Wild Mushroom Risotto
Butternut Squash Risotto
Savory Bread Pudding

Dessert – No feast is complete without a sweet treat.
White Chocolate & Cranberry Trifle
Apple Bread Pudding
Pumpkin Cupcakes
Gingerbread Cupcakes
Rustic Apple Tart
Apple Crisp with Cranberry Coulis

Thanksgiving Weekend Brunch – When the house is filled with family.
Spinach Ricotta Pie
Tomato, Olive & Feta Tart
Ginger Scones
Brie & Sundried Tomato Omelets

Leftovers – Delicious dishes for Thanksgiving weekend.
Stir-fry Vegetables with Turkey
Spicy Chicken (or Turkey) Noodle Soup
Penne Gratin with Turkey & Butternut Squash

Have a wonderful feast, bon appétit and Happy Thanksgiving!

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dishes? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going. To make a comment, just click on Comments below. I’d be delighted to add you to the growing list of blog subscribers. To subscribe: just scroll back up, fill in your email address and click on the Sign Me Up button. You’ll get an email asking you to confirm your subscription … confirm and you will automatically receive a new story and recipe every week.

Want more? Click here for more seasonal menus! In addition, I hope that you will take a minute to learn about my philanthropic project Eat Well-Do Good. © Susan W. Nye, 2011


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