It is time to plan the Thanksgiving menu for this year’s feast with our top recommended recipes. Whether you are doing big or small, the menu needs to be set and a plan in place soon.
Originally Published November 17, 2016. Updated November 15, 2017
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 big do you need to go? How many people? Do you love or hate leftovers?
Second, 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. We want time with the family. I have X amount of time and energy and will put it where it does most good.
Things we will buy this year: the pies and the bread. I may make my 60 minute rolls if I can work it in. I have some excellent recipes for bread and desserts but have good sources, and I’m not embarrassed to use them.
Recommended Recipes for Thanksgiving
Main Meat Suggestions
Cider Brined, Herb Buttered Martha Roasted Turkey – The Full Monte
How to Brine a Turkey
Butter Turkey Tenderloin – Pan Seared Oven Roasted with Gravy
Grilled Brown Sugar Rubbed Turkey Breast
Crock Pot Honey Glazed Ham
The food safety post (Thanksgivings edition) coming next week.
Feeling like a little holiday shopping early, check out the new Holiday Shopping section in THE SHOP
November 15, 2017