Thanksgiving is practically here. It’s time talk about my My Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu.
When it comes to Thanksgiving (okay and Christmas), I get pretty serious about the menu. Like I simply cannot leave a thing out, I have to make it all! See, I have this thing where I feel the need to please EVERYONE, and when it comes to Thanksgiving, there’s no exception. This year all six of my siblings will be in town, along with two girlfriends, (Caitlin you will be missed, BUT we’ll see you at Christmas!) and my cousin Abby and her roommate Sarah. So far there’s a grand total of twelve, but I guarantee that will change and there will be last-minute additions. So I always make a FEAST.
Granted we don’t typically eat until six or seven PM, but I feel that’s OK if we have tons of really good food, you know? Plus, it just would not be a Gerard family meal if it wasn’t on the later side.
So anyway, here is my menu for this year. I have a few last-minute recipes coming your way this week, so look out for those too!
TIP: I always serve a good breakfast on Thanksgiving morning since we tend to eat on the later side. If you do the same, I highly recommend a delicious hearty breakfast. It keeps people full until dinner. Then all of a sudden… they’re starving!
Buttermilk Ricotta Pancakes with Candied Bacon
Chocolate Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Brioche Bread
Sweet Potato Pie Cinnamon Rolls with Butter Whipped Meringue Frosting
*TIP: Prep the appetizers in advance and then bake/warm in the oven before serving. For the hummus, prepare each hummus recipe in advance and then add toppings just before serving.
Crispy Prosciutto Baked Brie Bites with Honey Pears + Walnuts
The Big Holiday Hummus Board with Roasted Root vegetable Chips
Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo Swirls with Pomegranate Honey + Pistachios
Simply Salty Sweet Potato Skin Chips
5-Ingredient Cranberry + Brie Cinnamon Sugar Puff Pasty Swirls
Main Course + The Bread
Herb and Butter Roasted Turkey
Easy Fully Pull-Apart Buttery Dinner Rolls
Sides + Soups + Salad
Maple Cream Sweet Potato Soup with Cinnamon Sugar Twist
Brown Butter and Sage Mashed Potatoes
Brown Sugar and Pineapple Roasted Acorn Squash
Lighter Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Toasted Marshmallow
Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Stuffing
Nutty Wild Rice and Shredded Brussels Sprout Stuffed Mini Pumpkins
Harvest Cranberry, Persimmon and Burrata Salad
*TIP: all of these desserts can be made up to two days in advance, so do yourself a favor and start prepping them now! It will save you so much time come the big day!
Salted Bourbon Pecan Pumpkin Pie
Caramelized Condensed Milk Mini Apple Pies
Fudge Brownie and Chocolate Liqueur Creme Brulee Pie
Slice ‘N” Bake Vanilla Brown Butter Pecan Cookies…dipped in Chocolate
Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
Green Chile Butternut Squash and Turkey Enchiladas with Crispy Sage
The Thanksgiving Leftovers Croque Madame
One-Pot Cheesy Turkey Tamale Pie
Turkey, Smashed Avocado, Cranberry, Brie and Mashed Potato Waffle Melts
BONUS: 4- EASY Meals to serve this Week
Chipotle Quinoa Sweet Potato Tacos with Roasted Cranberry-Pomegranate Salsa
Crockpot Honey Harissa Chicken with Chickpeas, Feta and Jeweled Pomegranate Rice
Crockpot French Onion Soup with Cheesy French Toast
Umm, is it Thanksgiving yet? I am starving!
You look STUNNING.
So cool and chic at the same time!
Love this outfit, Grace! So festive and bright. And you look gorgeous in these shots.
Absolutely fabulous, lady!! You’ve got Thanksgiving covered from top to bottom!
Thanks Courtney! Have a great Thanksgiving!
What an amazing spread Tieghan! We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Europe but we should! Everything looks soo good… Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving… <3
Dang, girl! That is one impressive menu! If anyone can pull it off, I’m sure it’s you though! I’m gonna be crashing your Thanksgiving, FYI 😉
Thank you so much, Susan!! Have the best Thanksgiving and let me know how the recipes go! 🙂
You’ve been my favorite blog for years and I’ve been making your recipes at least one new one a month for years…. This though. this post you have out done yourself lady! I’m delightfully impressed!
If you’re ever in San Francisco come and host a one weekend pop-up diner with me! (it’s what I do)
Awe! Oh my gosh, THANK YOU!!! That means SO much!! have a great Thanksgiving!!
Oh and I will! Thank you!
Wow! Wow! Wow! Your photography is stunning! The recipes are gastronomic elegance. Beautiful post.
Just stunning, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know the food will be absolutely incredible :).