2016 Thanksgiving Menu

2016

It’s T minus four days until Thanksgiving (eek!!!) and I’m already jumping out of my socks with excitement.

Thanksgiving is the one holiday Aaron and I host in our LA apartment, and we go BIG.

Like… I wake up and immediately pop into the kitchen & start cookin, big.

First, we tackle the appetizer spread for the day. We always have a veggie platter with dip, a charcuterie tray with lots of delicious cured meats, and cheese spread of some type with crackers. On top of that, we’ll usually include another bite-sized protein app that requires some cooking, a bowl of something easy to snack on, and, of course, black olives.

Once the appetizers are out, it’s a fun day of cooking, mulled wine, movies, board games, and laughter, capped off with an AMAZING dinner & desserts galore. (Can you tell I’m obsessed with this holiday??)

Last year I shared my Thanksgiving menu with you all, and now I’ve decided to make it an annual tradition. I mean, might as well share the inspiration.

I’d also love to hear what you’re making! What’s your favorite dish or can’t-miss appetizer?? Maybe it will appear in my spread next year 🙂

Appetizers:

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Mixed Crudités with Green Goddess Dressing

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Shrimp Cocktail with Singapore Hot Sauce

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Mom’s Secret Christmas-Eve Chex Mix

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Charcuterie and Cheese Board

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Slow Cooker Mulled Apple Cider (mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with red wine for a boozy drink)

Dinner:

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Red Cabbage Salad with Fennel, Orange, and Pepitas

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Bacon Roasted Turkey with Sweet Onion Gravy

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Cranberry Sauce 

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Parker House Rolls

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Green Beans with Mustard Seed Butter

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Whisky Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

World's Easiest Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Rich and Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Rosengarten Stuffing

Bread and Butter Stuffing with Fresh Sage

Dessert:

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Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie

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Apple Crisp with Granola Topping and Vanilla Ice Cream

Breakfast the next morning:

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Monte Cristo Strata with Fresh Fruit

 

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