Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Thanksgiving Dinner PIN-spiration

I totally have Christmas on the brain, but I am trying to not get ahead of myself and totally forget about Thanksgiving. I love this holiday. I love thinking about al that I am thankful for and why we celebrate it. The food isn't that bad either!

This year we will be staying home and going to my in-laws for Thanksgiving dinner. Originally my parents were going to come to town but things have changed and they are unable to come now. I have never cooked a thanksgiving meal before. I am glad that I don't have to do it this year, it just seems super overwhelming and a lot of pressure. I however, will help my MIL with the meal any way that I  can.

It seems like lately whenever I need a recipe or want something to cook I turn to pinterest. I have a cabinet full of cookbooks that I love, but it's just easier to hit the search feature on pinterest and find any and all things I'm wanting. So I decided to put together a list of different recipes that I would like to cook, if I were to have Thanksgiving at my house. (Which, again, I'm so glad I am not!)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts - I don't care for brussels sprouts but these look yummy. I love cranberries and balsamic so I bet these would be delish!


Cheesy Corn Casserole- Corn is not something that we had at Thanksgiving growing up. However, I find it totally underrated and this casserole looks amazing!

Sweet Potato Casserole - This is a Thanksgiving staple in our family. I love that the topping has marshmallows and a nut topping.


Perfect Turkey Gravy - I would have no idea how to make gravy so this would definitely be a recipe I turn to!


Best Thanksgiving Turkey
 - The thing that intimidates me most about cooking my own Thanksgiving is the turkey..it seems like so much pressure. Is it over cooked, under cooked, too dry? I get stressed just thinking about it!


Stuffing- The stuffing (or dressing as I've always called it!)  is one of my favorite foods at Thanksgiving.

Apple Pie - I know the traditional dessert at Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie, but I can't stand it. So I'm sharing an apple pie. Serve it warm with ice cream, yum!

These are just a few of the amazing recipes that you can find on pinterest. What are your Thanksgiving plans? Will you be cooking the whole meal at your house, taking a dish to family, or sharing a meal with friends? Do you have a favorite dish, I'd love to hear all about it!

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6 comments:

  1. This is my 8th year hosting thanksgiving and it's so fun! I'm so excited to have it at our new house. I make sweet potato casserole and it's such a favorite.

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  2. We have at least 3 (maybe 4) Thanksgivings to attend in 2 days, so by lunch on Thanksgiving, I'm hating food ha! My mom makes the best dressing and sweet potato casserole. I love making corn casserole and I do put shredded cheese on top of mine. I'm not a big turkey fan--I would rather just eat all of the sides!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  3. My mom makes THE BEST corn casserole. It is amazing. And brussel sprouts will always have my heart... so stinking good!

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  4. My mouth is watering! I've never had corn casserole, is it a southern thing? I might have to introduce it to my Philadelphia family this year!

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  5. I have gotten super into roasting brussels sprouts in the oven, and I also used to be super against them. I do them with some bacon and balsamic, so I'm definitely trying this with the cranberries! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. You got me sooo pumped on Thanksgiving. I can't wait to try cranberries or pomegranate seeds in my brussel sprouts. And pie. I am dying of hunger over here. Ha.

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