What are you doing for Thanksgiving? I had big plans to go home -- which means "Utah" in my head, even though I haven't lived there in over 23 years. I was getting really excited to take the holiday road trip, but last night, Eden and Claire informed me that they do not want to travel to Utah over Thanksgiving. They would rather go over Christmas break because cousins will be in town and they want to hang out with them, which means we are staying home and I will be cooking. I'm a little disappointed -- I had already made big plans to visit friends and hang out with some people I haven't seen in a while. Now, I have to switch gears and plan a menu.
So while I'm at it, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes with you in case you are in the middle of making your list too. Before you start to panic, I don't make ALL of these dishes on Thanksgiving. Sometimes I'm going to someone else's house so I just make one. Or, sometimes, my whole family gets involved in the kitchen, and each person is assigned a dish. Then they hunt for the recipe they want to make -- it's loads of fun. My kids really get into it. But, these are the dishes I love most -- and I usually make two or three of them when we cook at home.
Click on any of these titles and it will take you right to the recipes, all of which are on my food blog.
Caramelized Sweet Potatoes
Spinach Salad with Apples, Blue Cheese and Maple Dressing
Cranberry Sauce (So Easy You Should Never Buy Canned)
Sausage Stuffing with Apples
Southern Style Carrots
Green Beans with Caramelized Onions
Carmel Apple Pie