Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. Do you know what you'll be making on the big feast day? There's still time to try some new recipes and tweak your menu to make it perfect.We put together some menu ideas opens in a new tab to get you started.Mix and match according to your tastes and favorites! Hungry for more recipes? Browse our full collection of holiday recipes opens in a new tab. Here are a few more ideas to kick off your menu planning:
Print out or make copies of the recipes you're preparing, then tape them to your cupboard for easy reference when you're cooking.
Make and post a timeline working out: what time dishes need to come out of the fridge, go into the oven, etc.
Plan on offering some appetizers, especially ones that don't require heating. This may keep folks out of the kitchen while you're putting the final touches on everything. Pita Chips with Sweet Potato Mash and Smoked Almonds opens in a new tab is a good choice.
Or, enlist a helper to assemble Prosciutto, Brie and Apricot Wraps opens in a new tab.
Green vegetables should make several appearances on your menu. Here are a few of our favorites:Thanksgiving Green Salad opens in a new tabSwiss Chard with Shallots opens in a new tabWarm Millet Salad with Brussels Sprouts, Creamed Mushrooms and Sage opens in a new tab
Looking for a change from your usual mashed potatoes or candied sweet potatoes? Consider one of these variations:Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips opens in a new tabCelery Root and Potato Gratin opens in a new tabRoasted Sweet Potatoes with Macadamia Nuts opens in a new tabCoconut Marshmallow Spiced Sweet Potatoes opens in a new tab
For the main dish, we have plenty of turkey recipes and vegetarian options, opens in a new tab too:
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Tempeh opens in a new tab
Savory Butternut Squash Pie with Hazelnuts opens in a new tab
Wild Mushroom Tart opens in a new tab
Sweets that can be made ahead of time are the way to go for a Thanksgiving feast.
Pumpkin Apple Pie opens in a new tab
Jasmine Tea Poached Pears opens in a new tab
Maple and Walnut Applesauce Cake opens in a new tab
Be sure to check out our collection of how-to videos opens in a new tab for quick tips on roasting the turkey, carving, making perfect gravy and more.
Happy planning. Got your own secrets to success up your sleeve? Share!