Thanksgiving always seems to sneak up and send me running to the kitchen for a marathon of cooking. Despite all of the holiday themed blog posts and downright delectable pins on pinterest, I never seem to be prepared. When I started becoming religious Thanksgiving was one of those days where I could say to my family "See, I'm still like you"! I treat the day as an excuse to overeat (did I really just admit that?!) and a chance to spend extra time with the family. Below are 50 Thanksgiving recipes to help streamline your menu planning.
Turkey, the crown of the Thanksgiving meal, is a bird that always take a little more planning and care than your normal weekday or shabbos chicken. A little extra seasoning or some unexpected seasoning goes a long way in ensuring a well dressed bird and avoiding days of (unwanted) leftover turkey creations.
Stuffing is my favorite Thanksgiving dish! My family makes my grandmother's chicken liver stuffing each year. I might have to make two types of stuffing this year because the recipes here at Joy of Kosher are seriously mouth watering!
Mashed Potatoes and Cranberry Sauce are two Thanksgiving staples which vary widely in their popularity. Who doesn't like mashed potatoes? It's really hard to have a negative opinion on these, but cranberry on the other hand, is probably my least favorite food, ever. That fresh-out-of-the-can cranberry texture gets me every time, so this year no cans allowed. I'm on board for a more chutney or jam-like preparation of cranberry sauce, how about you?
Creamy Smashed Potatoes with Chives- substitute with pareve butter of your choice
The Thanksgiving starches (potatoes count as a vegetable in this meal!) of cornbread and pie really test my "don't go back for seconds" diet rule. I mean, how can one resist fluffy cornbread and sweet fruit pie, let's be honest.
Let's end this post on a healthy note so we won't (mostly me) feel 5 pounds heavier after looking at these recipes! Greens are a necessary part of the Thanksgiving meal because they provide respite from the starches and, in their own right, are a delicious part of the meal. Make the most of your green side dishes by keeping the sauces to a minimum and choosing quick and easy recipes.