Thanksgiving 101: The Rest of the Recipes

I hope you enjoyed the Thanksgiving 101 posts last week.

I have a few more items of business.

First, I have had several requests on how I do my planning for Thanksgiving. It isn’t rocket science, that is for sure, but this is basically how it works. A few weeks before Thanksgiving, I plan The Menu. I write down all of the recipes I am going to make and below them I list the groceries I will need. Then I put together a table that lists the days leading up to Thanksgiving and each day I write in the things I can do to prepare for the Big Meal, including an hour-by-hour schedule for the Day Of. If you want to see a sample I threw together of how this works, click here.

Also, I wanted to highlight a few other Thanksgiving dishes that would be perfect for the meal but weren’t part of Thanksgiving 101.

If ham is your thing, you must try this variation.

Another absolute favorite of mine, this Apple Raspberry Pie would be fantastic for after-dinner dessert.

Although pie is a traditional ending to the holiday meal, I can’t say enough about this perfectly fall Apple Cider Pudding Cake. If you want diversification in your desserts, this is a winner.

And finally, if you are looking for an alternative to mashed potatoes, I can’t say enough good things about these Scalloped Potatoes.

Thanks for tuning in and be sure to check back for a change of gears: a unique and creative salad that has my mouth watering just thinking about it!