Here we are, two days away from Thanksgiving. TWO DAYS. Truth be told, I haven’t given much thought to what I’m making this year because I’m living in a place called DENIAL right now.
What I do know is that I’ll be making a scrumptious sweet potato puree with pecans that I’ve never posted before cuz I always make it last minute and never have enough time to photograph it. Maybe one year I’ll get around to it. This year I’ve been given the responsibility of making a fancy dessert and I’m thinking this Pear Cranberry Crumble might fit the bill! My mom always makes a traditional pumpkin pie but we always like something new and different to serve with it.
If you’re waiting til the last minute like me, let me throw you a life raft. I’ve got a few ideas for you!
Let’s discuss appetizers!
Butternut Squash Ricotta & Sage Crostini (doesn’t this just SCREAM Thanksgiving?)
Herbed Ricotta Bruschetta (impress your guests with your own ricotta!)
Caramelized Mushroom & Shallot Bruschetta (mushroom lovers unite)
Herbed Cheese Straws (Puff pastry. Nuff said)
And now we have our salad course….
Addictive Brussels Sprouts Salad (turn a new generation onto B-sprouts!)
Arugula Fennel & Orange Salad (bright orange, crunchy fennel & peppery arugula. Yumtown.)
Tuscan Kale Salad with Pecorino (it’s like a Caesar but with kale!)
And then we have some side dishes:
Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash & Cranberries (vegetarian, vegan, GF you name it!)
Delicata Squash with Kale & Cannellini Beans (heartiest salad to satisfy a vegan or vegetarian!)
Nut Stuffed Delicata Squash (nuts, sage & cheese stuffed inside a delicata squash!)
Baked Apples with Savory Stuffing (a fun way to shake up stuffing!)
Let’s talk about desserts! If you wanna do something different this year, try some of these:
Fluffy Pumpkin Parfaits (like pumpkin pie in a cup!)
Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream (remember freezing time!)
Pumpkin Cake with Brown Butter Icing (can be turned into cupcakes!)
Pumpkin Cream Pie (creamy & dreamy!)
And how about topping it off with some Hot Vanilla Cider?
Start saving your calories NOW!!