Ever since I was little, Thanksgiving always consisted of the same dishes: Turkey, butternut squash, green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. I thought it would be fun to go outside of that bubble and try new dishes incorporating some of my favorite fruits and veggies. We're going over a friends for Thanksgiving day, but I'm planning on making a mini Thanksgiving meal for Aubrey and myself (mostly so we can have leftovers), and these dishes are being highly considered.
Main Meal // Turkey & Vegetarian
Turkey would still be the main dish. You can't really change that, but there are different ways to cook your turkey. Also, I have quite a few vegetarian/vegan friends, and I think it's important that they get a tasty meal too! So I've included a vegetarian-friendly option!
Sides & Appetizers // Stuffing, Squash (Delicata + Butternut), Sweet Potatoes, Cranberries, & Soup
Sometimes I enjoy the side dishes more than the actual turkey itself. Squash, stuffing, and sweet potatoes are my favorites, so I've included recipes including those three foods. Delicata squash is one of my new favorites, you can even eat the rind, and they're really simple to prepare! I also love zucchini, and I thought it'd be interesting to include a soup for dinner.
Desserts // Tarts, Cookies, Cake, Pie
There's always room for dessert! Cookies, and mini pies offer easy eating, and gives your guests more options, as well as being able to taste more due to a smaller serving size.
I hope you enjoyed my selections! What are your favorite Thanksgiving dishes?!
(please click on images for links to recipes)