Thanksgiving 101 Recap

Thanks so much for reading my Thanksgiving 101 Series.  I hope you’ve found some good ideas for making the big day easier.

So,  we’ve discussed the Turkey, the Gravy,  the Mashed Potatoes and the Dressing – so the basics are set.  We’ve also discussed some logistics for making the day/week go smoothly.  Today I’ve got lots of other dishes to help round out the meal — nibbles ,a beverage, soups, sides and dessert.  Now, don’t think you have to do it all. Asking others to bring a dish helps them feel a part-of ( and helps lower the stress for you.)  Remember that if you’re relaxed and enjoy yourself, your guests will too!

Happy Thanksgiving!!



You’re about to serve a huge feast, so no need for heavy appetizers.  A little nibble is just right.

Sweet Potato Chips from

  Sweet Potato Chips





A stack of Parmesan Thyme Crackers from

  Parmesan Thyme Crackers





Chipotle Rosemary Nuts

  Chipotle and Rosemary Nuts






Hot Apple Cider is a welcome treat at Thanksgiving.  Serve as is, or alongside a bottle of cheer for an adult beverage.

Not Apple Cider from

  Hot Apple Cider






Two different takes on classic Thanksgiving ingredients – pumpkin and squash.

Pumpkin Gorgonzola Soup from

  Pumpkin Gorgonzola Soup





Curried Squash Soup from a

  Curried Squash Soup






You can’t have Thanksgiving without cranberry relish .  This Cranberry Apricot Relish is great on Friday’s sandwiches, too.

Cranberry Apricot Relish from

  Cranberry Apricot Relish






Classic Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts – kicked up a notch.

Sweet Potato Galette from

  Sweet Potato Gallette





Brussels Sprout for Thanksgiving from

  Brussels Sprouts with Bacon






Two Pumpkin Desserts to end the meal…. and of course one has chocolate!

Pumpkin Pie from

  Pumpkin Pie





pumpkin chocolate bundt

  Pumpkin Chocolate Bundt Cake






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