The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal – A Menu With Recipes
Thanksgiving is one week away y’all!! You got your turkey and your green bean casseroles ready, but what about everything else!?
Are you ready to eat some delicious food and spend time with family?
What I’m not ready for is the stress of preparing the menu and making sure there are foods available that will be pleasing to every palate.
Luckily for you – and me – I’ve been doing a little work and came up with The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal including recipes. Below you will find everything from appetizers to desserts and even drinks to make the Perfect Thanksgiving Meal.
Yum yum! My family loves when I make these Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs. Sometimes we have them as a main entree. They are so good.
Jenny made this as a casserole, but for Thanksgiving, this would make a delicious appetizer. Just toss it in a bowl with some crackers on the side and you have the perfect dip.
I didn’t even know what Wassail was until recently, but when I found out, I had to have it in my life. It’s hot cider with a spicy twist. 918 Plate has you covered on the hot drinks.
Check out Ricci’s fruit party punch for the cold drink. This punch combines some of my favorite fruity flavors in an icy/slushy form. Delish!!
Turkey or Ham
Pick one, or do both. My family does both since we have people that don’t like turkey and some who don’t like ham.
The glaze on this ham is to die for. Brush it on your ham about every 45 minutes while its cooking and your family will be asking “Who made the ham?”
Stuffing or Dressing
Whether you choose to put it inside the turkey as a stuffing, or bake it separate, the Perfect Thanksgiving Meal isn’t complete without one of these.
My family loves a good cornbread dressing like this Chicken Cornbread Dressing from 918 Plate. It’s hearty, savory, and makes a meal of its own. It’s one of the best leftovers to have after the Perfect Thanksgiving Meal.
Leave the marshmallows for dessert with this Roasted Sweet Potato Salad. Have I ever told you guys sweet potato dishes are one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving?!
Gotta get those greens in there. Even the pickiest of eaters will like these simple yet flavorful green beans.
While your green beans are cooking, pop these carrots in the oven and they will be ready in no time.
This easy nutmeg rice recipe is a great quick addition to round out the sides. It takes minutes to make and even the youngest of helpers can assist with this dish.
You can always do your traditional pumpkin and pecan pies, but why not mix things up this Thanksgiving?
This chocolate chip cookie pie from House of Fauci’s combines a few of my favorite things together, the best thing is you can freeze individual slices meaning pie for days. Oh yeah!
The sweetness of apple pie, but the deliciousness of a cheesecake. This is one of my favorite desserts.
Now we can bring in those marshmallows. This Cherry Marshmallow Fluff pairs well with a full belly. It’s sweet enough to be a dessert, but light enough to not make you feel like you are going to explode.
That’s it y’all! The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal. No time to make it all yourself? No problem! Just assign each family member to bring one item and send them to this post for the recipe. You will thank me later 😉
What are you making for Thanksgiving?
Do you have your menu prepared?
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