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 to get you started.Mix and match according to your tastes and favorites! Hungry for more recipes? Browse our full collection of holiday recipes. 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 is a good choice.
Or, enlist a helper to assemble Prosciutto, Brie and Apricot Wraps.
Green vegetables should make several appearances on your menu. Here are a few of our favorites:Thanksgiving Green SaladSwiss Chard with ShallotsWarm Millet Salad with Brussels Sprouts, Creamed Mushrooms and Sage
Looking for a change from your usual mashed potatoes or candied sweet potatoes? Consider one of these variations:Creamy Mashed Potatoes and ParsnipsCelery Root and Potato GratinRoasted Sweet Potatoes with Macadamia NutsCoconut Marshmallow Spiced Sweet Potatoes
Be sure to check out our collection of how-to videos 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!