It is time to finalize your Thanksgiving menu and start early shopping while you still can find what you need. Here are some of my favorite recipes. As always, all recipes are easy to make and have complete step-by-step photo instructions.
While I love Thanksgiving, the amount of work can be overwhelming. So let's get our plan started. First, how many dinners and how many leftovers do you want?
And second, how much time and energy do you have? Some super planners out there will pull everything off from scratch. I'm not there; 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 usually start with a turkey breast, not the whole bird. And you can do two if you need more. Other options are provided.
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 get into the holiday spirit and give some love to those you care about.
When I was still practicing medicine, I saw several kids with food poisoning—primarily minor after every major holiday. After only a few questions, the cause was almost always apparent and preventable with little care.
Don't forget the dogs
Are you feeling like a bit of 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.