Yes, you read that right. It is October and I am asking you to start thinking about Thanksgiving. What? Now is the perfect time to start planning the menu and any other special dishes you may want during that time.
Do not forget the tried and true dishes your family loves but maybe it is time to break out and try some new dishes. If you are thinking of serving new dishes you will want to make them at least once prior to Thanksgiving, especially if you are having company, so there are no surprises. This gives you time to tweak the recipes to your liking and you can figure out if you can make the dish ahead of time or how much of the dish you could prep early before Thanksgiving Day.
Make a list of a few choices in each area if you like. My list looks like this right now:
- Stuffed mushroom caps (new)
- Cranberry Feta Pinwheels (new)
- Relish Tray (Grandma’s Dish)
Cranberry Walnut Stuffing
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese (new)
Honey Whole Wheat Rolls (new)
Green Beans with sliced almonds
Breakfast Day After Thanksgiving: (I don’t even want to think of cooking after our Thanksgiving Dinner)
Pecan Roll Overnight French Toast (new)
A few new dishes to try and a few beloved dishes such as my Grandmother’s relish tray will make an appearance this year. What will your menu look like?