Three Thanksgiving Menus & Game Plans to Celebrate with Ease

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
It’s almost here! To help you survive in one piece, I’ve put together three menus and game plans to help you make it through the feast of feasts. Whether you choose traditional New England, French Bistro or Rustic Italian – have a wonderful holiday!

And remember – Thanksgiving is a marathon not a sprint. So get started today with shopping and advance prep … or assigning dishes to friends and family members who offer to help out! I’m hoping this list will help you figure out what to cook this year!

New England Tradition Goes Contemporary
Butternut Squash Soup
Roast Turkey with Mom’s (or your Mom’s) Stuffing and Giblet Gravy
Cranberry Sauce
Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Pearl Onions or Broccoli Puree or Roasted Green Beans
Decadent Cheesy Potatoes or Mashed Potatoes
Apple Crisp with Cranberry Coulis or Pumpkin Cheesecake or
Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Find the game plan for this menu here for a flawless day of family and fun!


New England Meets France for a Five Course Bistro Dinner
Wild Mushroom Soup
Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy and Wild Rice & Mushroom Stuffing
Cranberry Sauce
Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Pearl Onions or Roasted Carrots & Pearl Onions
Lemon Roasted Potatoes
White Beans Provençal with Bacon & Baby Kale.
Radicchio, Fennel, and Arugula Salad or Mixed Greens with Warm Roasted Squash
Cheese Platter
Rustic Apple Croustade or Cranberry Clafoutis or Ginger Crème Brûlée
or Maple Mousse with Apple Compote

The Game Plan to make it happen


A Rustic Harvest Feast Italian Style
Mixed Greens and Roasted Mushrooms
Roast Turkey with Giblet Sauce
Cranberry Sauce
Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto with Stir-fried Leafy Greens
White Chocolate & Cranberry Trifle or Rustic Apple Tart.

Everything you need to know and do for this relaxing feast.


Bon appétit! * Buon Appetito! * Happy Thanksgiving!

What are you cooking for Thanksgiving? Want more? Click here for more seasonal menus!  For a complete list of and links to all the recipes on this blog Click Here!

© Susan W. Nye, 2014


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