Thanksgiving. I must admit, it’s probably one of my favorite holidays of the year. Outside of the Christmas season, it brings family together and on this day our family lives in the kitchen. Everyone loves to cook. Layer by layer, things are added. Place settings are laid out the night before. (There have been some hysterical moments with place cards as well. Like who sits next to who, who will drive conversation, what’s the appropriate etiquette, and who can handle sitting next to one another without a passive aggressive dispute during a meal. We almost reenact scenes from Parenthood when setting the table.) As time has gone on, paper turkeys are made by the nieces and we eat, eat, and then eat some more.
While many years have looked like this there are others where Friendsgiving looked like college game feeds (that’s right, one of the guys brought wild turkey), internationals enjoying their first Thanksgiving meal, and planning a feast for the masses (two years ago it was for 60 people). With this in mind, we wanted to share a round up of our all-time favorite recipes to serve this time of year, regardless of how you might celebrate.
Spiced Apple Sangria
(If you want to see what one of our very first blog posts looks like, check out this post. We’ve come a long way.)
Roasted Kale and Mushroom Crostini from What’s Gaby Cookin Instagram
Sweet Potato + Pumpkin Soup with Curry Black Lentils
Carrot Soup with Balsamic Vinegar and Herb Oil (Whole30)
Stuffed Acorn Squash (stuffing that’s amazing and gluten-free)
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Gruyere Cheese Sauce
Roasted Delicata Squash with Maple Tahini Sauce
Turkey Breast with Burnt Citrus
Apple Cider Brined Turkey from The Yellow Table
Apple Tarts with Thyme Brown Butter
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Madeleines
Apple Galette with Bourbon Caramel Sauce
Chai Soaked Pears with Cinnamon Vanilla and Coconut Cream
Tell me, what are your must-have dishes for Thanksgiving?
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