Thanksgiving Menu – We are sharing our Thanksgiving Menu for 2017.
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Hi Everyone, how was your Thanksgiving? What was your favorite side dish? After all that Thanksgiving preparation, the holiday is over and now we are looking towards Christmas.
I just want to share what our family had for Thanksgiving. It was our first Thanksgiving hosting. We had just our family of four and our father-in-law over for the dinner. It was a great first Thanksgiving and everything turned out amazing. It took a couple days of prep and cooking with just me doing all the cooking – amazingly, it was doable. Eric and his dad did the grocery shopping so I could stay home with the kids which was nice. Since we had a small group for Thanksgiving, I didn’t go nuts with a multitude of dishes and I stuck to the basics. I was planning on doing a pumpkin pie but I just didn’t get to it which was my only disappointment but it really didn’t matter because we had tiramisu, a family favorite.
I’m planning to share the recipes for all the below dishes that we served and as I share them on the blog, I will come back and link to them here in this post.
Herb Dry Brined Turkey (20 pounds, organic) – I dry brined our turkey the day before roasting it and it came out amazing. I highly recommend the dry brine because it’s pretty easy and not too messy a way to prep a turkey. Try our Green Bean Turkey Casserole.
Zesty Orange Cranberry Sauce – This version of cranberry sauce was bright, flavorful and so good with the turkey and sides. Try our Rosemary-Infused Cranberry Sauce.
Homemade Stuffing/Dressing – I made a homemade stuffing/dressing with herbs from the garden. It came out so good and I can’t wait to share the recipe on the blog! Do you call it stuffing or dressing? I grew up calling it stuffing even if it is prepared outside the turkey; I grew up in New England though and I think in other parts of the country they call it dressing. I am interested to know what is most common.
Homemade Turkey Gravy – I made our gravy from scratch using the pan drippings and a broth from the turkey neck and gizzards. Homemade gravy is the best!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts – These are one of my husband’s favorite vegetables, so, of course, they had to be at the Thanksgiving table. Try our Pan-Fried Bacon Brussels Sprouts.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes – I love having a veggie side with a sweet taste to balance out all those savory side dishes. Check out Herbes de Provence Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Oatmeal Cookie Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole.
French Baguettes – My father in law brought some french bagettes from a local bakery. They were so crusty and good. Check out our No-Knead Bread.
Tiramisu – Eric’s dad, Michel, brought the Tiramisu which was great (from Costco). I personally love Tiramisu (one of my favorites!), if you need a Tiramisu recipe, check out Mason Jar Tiramisu Trifle.
Pecan Pie – Eric’s sister, Nicole, didn’t have dinner with us because she went to our other relatives dinner but stopped by after dinner and brought a pecan pie. Check out Easy Pecan Pie, Pie Recipe Collection.
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Thank you for reading along, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, tell me your favorite dishes for Thanksgiving in the comments below!