It is time to plan the Thanksgiving menu for this year's holiday feast with our top recipe ideas. It should be a small and safe feast, but still, you really need a feast about now. So the menu needs to be set and a plan in place soon.
Like all good food bloggers, I will make everything from scratch; I will plant the seeds, harvest the wheat and mill the flour. Well, maybe not.
While I love Thanksgiving, the amount of work can be overwhelming. So let's get our plan started.
The first part is easy. How much to make? Do you love or hate leftovers? How many people?—Remember to obey your local health recommendations and stay safe out there.
In the second part, how much time do you have? Some super planners out there will pull everything off from scratch. I'm not there, and honestly, I don't want to be. I have X amount of time and energy and will put it where it does most good.
🦃Turkey and More
Since this is cooking for two, we are going for a turkey breast, not the whole bird. But you can do two if you need more.
How To Roast a Turkey Breast with Gravy was just rewritten. It is an almost 2000 word guide to cooking a previously frozen turkey breast with simple to follow step by step photo instructions.
Other Meat Suggestions
Side dishes make the meal. Every family has its traditions, so here are ours.
I do love great bread. Here are some easy homemade choices—except the Julia Child's bread, but it is worth the work.
We must have something sweet to finish the feast. Here are some easy treats.
Time to really get into the holiday spirit and give some love to those you care about.
🐶Dog Pictures and Final Notes
The updated food safety post (Thanksgivings edition) is coming next week.
Feeling like a little holiday shopping early, check out the new Holiday Shopping section in THE SHOP.
Have a great Thanksgiving from
Wifo, Molly, Lilly, and DrDan
Editor's Note: Originally Published November 17, 2016. Updated yearly with current recommendations and discussion.