The FOOD holiday is fast approaching. You know, the one all about eating food giving thanks. If you’re not sure what to make and/or bring to your upcoming feast, I am here to help with some favorite recipes to give you the best Thanksgiving ideas from our family’s favorites.
Start your Thanksgiving morning being thankful for breakfast.
Skillet Pumpkin Pie Coffeecake will kickstart the beginning of Good Food Day!
Or how about some Pumpkin Cream Cheese Scones that can be made ahead and frozen — ready to bake Thanksgiving morning!?
If you haven’t been the one to bring homemade rolls before, prepare to be the favorite kid if you bring Soft, Oat Dinner Rolls.
Or how about these beauties?
Seriously, these Buttery Dinner Rolls are easy to make (much easier than you think), and you’ll want to bring lots because everyone will want to bring them home for leftover turkey sandwiches.
Don’t like turkey? No problem! You can make the easiest meat you’ve ever made and wow them all! This Best Ham Ever won’t break the bank and uses only TWO ingredients!
Or make a Pork Loin that simmers in its own juices in the crock pot all day or overnight.
Need a side that will knock their socks off? Bring the bacon and cheese in Change Your Life Potatoes. You think I’m exaggerating. I most certainly am not. Prepare to have your life changed! And you can make this one ahead and bake it just before eating.
Of course there’s always this showstopper. THE Mac and Cheese (my most popular recipe) is the one to use only if you want to be unforgettable.
Mom asked you to bring jello, hey? They will beg for this recipe for Cranberry Cheesecake Fluff. Marshmallows, bits of tart cranberries, and pineapple nestled in a fluffy pile of cream cheese and homemade whipped cream. How can you possibly go wrong with that?
Creamed Corn is a crowd favorite for sure! This is our Dreamy Creamed Corn, and you will take corn to a whole new buttery level with this recipe!
Dessert, you say? Pumpkin Spice Trifle serves a crowd, and wows them every single time!
Or make little individual desserts that taste much like pumpkin pie, but with a lot less fuss with Mini Maple Pumpkin Cheesecakes.
Pie, you say? This Caramel Apple Crisp Pie will serve a crowd and is unique enough to stop them in their thankful tracks. Drizzle it with caramel or a powdered sugar glaze to send it over the top.
Peanut Butter Pie for a Crowd makes the non-pumpkin folks beyond excited.
And when the holiday is over, here are two delicious ways to use up your leftover turkey…
This one will quite possibly earn you an extra present under the tree. Creamy Turkey with Wild Rice Soup — it’ll knock their stockings right off.
Or for something very different than a sandwich with mustard, substitute turkey for the chicken in Chicken Chimis.
There! Now you have dinner and then some! Use the grocery lists at the bottom of each recipe to make your lists and you’re halfway there!
Have a beautiful holiday. With each yummy bite, take as many moments as necessary to remember our many, many reasons to be thankful.