In case you’re still in a pinch and looking for some Thanksgiving recipe ideas, I thought I’d share some past posts!
For an appetizer, start off with some hot artichoke dip.
Or Grilled Chicken Artichoke Pepper Crostini.
To start your meal, make a panzanella salad.
Or butternut squash soup.
For some healthy, unique sides try cauliflower mashed potatoes.
Or mashed turnips.
And for a tasty dessert, try this white chocolate banana cream pie!
And of course you’ll need some turkey but that is something I have yet to master. Have a happy and healthy holiday!
1.) Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving day dish? Mine is sweet potatoes and here are some amazing recipes!
2.) Are you worried about consuming enough veggies this year? Try these squash rolls and you can have your carbs and eat veggies too!
3.) If you’re stuck on Thanksgiving appetizer recipes, here are a few to get you started!
4.) Looking for a unique side? Why not try this butternut squash gratin!
5.) Are you still stumped on how you will cook your turkey! No need to worry, here are some great ideas!
6.) If you need multiple Thanksgiving veggie ideas here is a consolidated list!
7.) Make this great dessert idea if you want to wow your guests and make the kids happy!
8.) Have you created the perfect décor for the big day? Check out these simple and fabulous linen napkins.
9.) Here are some beautiful tablescape ideas if you have yet to decide on how you will decorate!
10.) Lastly, enjoy this cute Thanksgiving video!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
As the pressure of the holidays slowly creeps in you’re either:
A.) Prepared and excited
I for one, am a huge Thanksgiving advocate. Although I would assume most foodies are. A day dedicated to food? Yes please. Luckily, I don’t cook Thanksgiving dinner. Yet. I plan on preparing the big feast myself one day when I have a massive kitchen, where I can cook for days.
Of course Thanksgiving dinner involves a lot of traditional items. But what do you serve before the big meal? Whether you serve hors d’oeuvres and you need something in between or you simply need a first course, soup is always a crowd pleaser.
While checking out some of Martha Stewarts’ healthy soup recipes I couldn’t help but think how perfect it would be to start off Thanksgiving with a unique, fresh soup.
Tomato Soup with Mozzarella Croutons
For the Soup
1 28-oz. can whole peeled plum tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup diced onion
2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
For the Croutons
1/2 baguette, sliced (about 16 slices)
Olive oil, for drizzling
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
Fresh basil leaves
Pulse tomatoes and liquid in a food processor until chopped. Heat oil and red pepper flakes in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion. Cook, stirring, until onions are tender, about 6 minutes. Add tomatoes and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and stir occasionally, until slightly reduced, about 30 minutes. Puree until smooth; season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, drizzle bread with oil. Toast in 375 degrees oven until it begins to turn golden, about 5 minutes. Top with mozzarella and return to oven. Cook until cheese begins to melt, about 1 minute more.
Top with fresh basil, season with salt and pepper, and serve with soup.