Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thanksgiving Menu suggestions (add yours, too!)

It's closing in - just two weeks left until Thanksgiving!  It's that time of year when I bust out my extremely large box full of Thanksgiving magazine back issues, clipped recipes, and Thanksgiving books.  It's my favorite holiday.  And as much as I'd like to say that I have this years menu locked-in...I definitely do not.  I have a "rough" outline of what I want to make.  And then I see another recipe that I just have to try.  And the whole menu shifts.  But hey, I don't mind.  I've gathered up some tasty links that might go well on your Thanksgiving table this year.  Some are mine, others are not.  I only wish I had a monster-sized kitchen and a  dining room to go with it.

So, what's on your Thanksgiving menu this year?  What are some tried and true favorites from years past?  How about recipes that you totally want to try, but you're afraid that your family won't "accept" them on their table?  Please link up as many Thanksgiving or holiday table posts as you like or, if you don't have a blog or have not yet blogged them, leave them in the comments.  I can't wait to see what everybody is making this year!

Soups and Starters
Spicy Acorn Squash and Apple Soup
Pumpkin Soup w/ Buttered Chanterelles
Coconut Pumpkin Soup
Warm Honeyed Brie w/ Raspberries & Almonds
Puréed Celery Root Soup w/ Caramelized Apples


Turkey (and other "Mains")
Simple Roast Turkey
Mom's Roast Turkey
Slow-Roasted Herbed Turkey Breast
Deep-Fried Turkey
Orange Smoked Turkey
Sous Vide Turkey Leg


Gravy
Herbed Turkey Gravy
Turkey Gravy
Gluten-Free Gravy
Cream Gravy
Riesling Gravy
Citrus Gravy
Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy
Vegetarian Mushroom Gravy


Stuffing and Dressing
Sweet Potato and Sausage Stuffing
Tamale Cornbread Dressing
Roasted Butternut, Sausage, and Fennel Stuffing
Sausage, Dried Cherry, and Pecan Stuffing
Multi-Grain Bread, Pecan, & Dried Fruit "Stuffins"


Potatoes
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Sage and Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
Twice-Baked Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes w/ Bacon & Cheddar
Creamy Cheesy Potatoes
Roasted Domino Potatoes
Browned Butter Mashed Potatoes


Sweet Potatoes
Smashed Sweet Potatoes & Butternut Squash w/ 5-Spice Marshmallows
Sweet Potato Salad w/ Cranberries & Chipotles
Twice Baked Bourbon Sweet Potato Skins w/ Pecan Streusel
Sweet Potato Gratin
Sweet Potato Casserole
Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes
Chili-Glazed Sweet Potatoes


Cranberries (and other Fruit-based items)
Roasted Spiced Applesauce
Cranberry Salad
Cranberry Sauce w/ Ginger & Cloves
"My" Cranberry Sauce
Hot Pepper Cranberry Sauce/Relish/Jam
Slow Cooker Chunky Applesauce


Side Dishes
Butternut Squash baked w/ Bay Leaves, Butter, & Brown Sugar
Cheddar Chive Spoon Bread
Kale with Garlic and Cranberries
Roasted Sweet Potato & Wheat Berry Salad
Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Martha Stewart's Macaroni & Cheese
Maple and Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Stuffed Onions
Creamed Onions
Duck Fat Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Crispy Acorn Squash Rounds
Wild Rice w/ Mushrooms, Cranberries, & Walnut Oil
Raw Beets & Butternut Squash Slaw
Acorn Squash and Feta Casserole


Breads
Soft Pull-Apart Poppy Seed Rolls
Rustic Potato Loaves
Cranberry-Nut Rolls
Buttery Garlic Crescents
Cranberry-Goat Cheese Honey Cornbread
Brötchen
Pull-Apart Squash Rolls
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Rolls
Brioche Rolls


Desserts
Applesauce Spice Cake w/ Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Pie w/ Sesame Snaps
Pear and Cranberry Crumble
Pay de Nuez (Pecan Pie)
Spiced Maple Pecan Pie w/ Star Anise
Chocolate Caramel Tarts
Cranberry Buckle
Sweet Potato Cheesecake Bars
Apple, Ginger and Treacle Tart
Spiced Fresh Pumpkin Pie
Apple, Maple, and Walnut Pie
C4 Tart


Drinks
Cranberry Vanilla Gin Cocktail
Cranberry Liqueur
Spiced Daiquiri
Pumpkin Margarita


And since I know this list is only a start, please feel free to link up any recipes that you may have on your blog in the linky tool below.  Although I like to plan ahead, my menu never seems to be complete until the day of.  Meaning?  I'm ALWAYS looking for more Thanksgiving recipe suggestions.



1. Poached Quince to Top Vanilla Cremeux

2. Cranberry-Quince Sauce

3. Rhubarb Liqueur

4. Thanksgiving dinner for two

5. Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

6. Braeburn Apple and Almond Tart

7. Apple Cider Pie

8. Crockpot Turkey Breast

9. Deep Fried Turkey

10. Individual Pumpkin Cheesecakes

11. Fall Sweet Potato Toss

12. Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions with Rosemary and Parmesan

13. Praline Yams

14. Sweet Potato Crunch

15. Slow Cooker Cornbread Dressing

16. Easy Cornbread Stuffing

17. Roasted Acorn Squash w/ Parmesan, Garlic & Thyme

18. Date Crumb Pie

19. Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing

20. Apple Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing

21. Quick Corn Saute

22. Fruit n Whiskey Cranberry Relish

23. Pear & Almond Tart - Karens Kitchen Stories

24. Pull-apart Buttery Dinner Rolls

25. Spiced Maple Pecan Pie w/ Star Anise

26. Butternut, Yellow Raisin, Pinenut, Pomegranate Salad

27. Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

28. Baked Brie w/ Pistachios & Dried Fruit