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New and Traditional Dishes to Cook for Thanksgiving

Written by: Famous Foods | 2020-10-09 | no comments

Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at your home presents an opportunity to add your personal flair to a traditional holiday gathering. The holiday certainly offers you a good excuse to try a new recipe or two. As you plan your menu, you may wish to balance traditional dishes that some people have to come expect with one or two new dishes.

The Turkey

Most households choose to prepare a fine turkey for Thanksgiving. If you’re hosting a large crowd, you might add ham, roast beef or vegan roast to the menu. Even if a single turkey will do, you still need to make decisions about how to cook it. Will you roast it with dressing? Deep fry it? Smoke it?

When you opt to roast it, you’ll want to stuff the turkey to produce a fine dressing. Stuffing helps to keep your turkey moist. Although it may require some extra cooking time, it is an added step that will make your turkey that much tastier!

You have many options for Thanksgiving dressing recipes:

  • Bread and sage dressing
  • Cornbread dressing
  • Giblet dressing
  • Chestnut dressing
  • Wild rice dressing

After you’ve decided on the main dish or dishes for your Thanksgiving dinner, now you can focus on sides. You have so many recipes to consider beyond a big pot of mashed potatoes, although you should probably make that too. Cooking sides can be your place to experiment and have fun. Side dishes also give you a way to include vegetarian choices.

Here are some great side dish recommendations:

  • Squash and quinoa pilaf
  • Au gratin butternut squash
  • Honey-glazed carrots
  • Sweet potatoes sprinkled with pecans
  • Kale salad with cranberries
  • Red cabbage salad with walnuts and cranberries
  • Brussels sprouts with bacon and maple syrup
  • Loaded potatoes
  • Roasted cauliflower
  • Bannock
  • Cheddar biscuits
  • Parker house rolls

Although everybody’s waist lines will be bulging by the time you soak up the last bits of gravy, holidays demand desserts. You and your guests can take a break and play some cards or go for a walk before stepping up to your dessert buffet.

Let your sweet tooth celebrate the holiday with:

  • Pumpkin pie (Of course!)
  • Apple pie
  • Butter tarts
  • Nanaimo bars
  • Sugar pie
  • Bread pudding
  • Saskatoon berry pie

Whether you’re a skilled holiday cooking veteran or this is your first time making Thanksgiving dinner, Famous Foods has the finest natural ingredients that will help you succeed. Make us your first stop for all of your holiday grocery shopping.

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