Thinking About Your Thanksgiving Menu


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:

Thanksgiving Day:

Appetizers:

  • Stuffed mushroom caps (new)
  • Cranberry Feta Pinwheels (new)
  • Relish Tray (Grandma’s Dish)

Turkey
Cranberry Walnut Stuffing
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese (new)
Honey Whole Wheat Rolls (new)
Green Beans with sliced almonds
Green Salad
Cottage Cheese

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?

19 Comments Add yours

  1. MadeWithMore says:

    Oh my goodness. It is getting close, isn’t it?

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Oh, yes. It will be here before we know it.

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  2. Rini says:

    What a coincidence. It’s our Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. 🙂

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

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      1. Rini says:

        Thanks! 🙂

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  3. Yumm very good ideas! We are trying to add some different dishes this year! We will see what happens haha

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      That is always the question. My kids always want the same dishes – traditions. But, they ate starting to let me expand a bit now. 🙂

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  4. Maryana says:

    I guess, nobody likes to cook the day after Thanksgiving ))))
    Your holiday menu looks yum)

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! You are so right about not cooking!

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  5. syl65 says:

    Thanksgiving traditions and new dishes to try. I just know I will be somewhere with a fork, ready to dig in! Thanks for all you share, Marci!

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  6. renxkyoko says:

    My mother and I have already planned the menu. Some dishes will be catered, like the best fried chicken ever, and pork barbecue on sticks.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Very cool idea!

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  7. pat grattan says:

    I did start a little planning this week — ordered three pies from my granddaughter’s fundraiser! They make ’em better than I ever could and I went with non-traditional flavors to mix it up: chocolate peanut butter; bumbleberry,;and apple carmel pecan. Tonight I started looking at vegetable casseroles. Will do a little neighborhood dinner for 8 after football on halloween weekend to try a couple out to see if they are worthy.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you, Pat! Sounds like you have it all together!

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  8. Lacey says:

    I usually just bring sweet potatoes to wherever we are going. I really like the idea of adding mushroom caps though. . .

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Trying to mix it up a bit. 😀

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  9. Espirational says:

    All I’ve thought about for Thanksgiving at this point is the turkey. We are going to try to smoke a turkey at home this year. It’s always just us, but I cook for an army anyway 🙂 We always try to invite people who will be alone, but don’t get many takers. I usually mash my sweet taters with a little orange juice and zest and cinnamon, sometimes a pinch of cayenne, but your twiced baked sound good. I always have a relish tray — family tradition. We nibble on that the whole weekend.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Very nice! The relish tray we use is one my mother and father received as a wedding gift so it is always on the table even 53 years later. Love traditions.

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