Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving Recipes, Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday in our family. My family call it the "eating marathon". We start with a gourmet breakfast of fruit, a breakfast egg casserole, and homemade cinnamon rolls. Then we move on to appetizers a few hours later. Then the main entree with turkey of course, a ton of sides, and homemade rolls. And then the dessert. I always get a little bit of grief from my family because I LOVE to make desserts. I make several family favorites and traditional thanksgiving desserts, and will try 1 new dessert every year. Sometimes it turns out to be 1 dessert (pie, cheesecake, etc) per person. There's always SO much food, and my hubby and kids give me a hard time for all the food we have, but for some reason it always get eaten, and within a couple days there's no leftovers.

I will be sharing several of our favorite Thanksgiving Recipes here on our blog, including several Easy Thanksgiving Recipes that you can prepare in advance and save yourself time on Thanksgiving Day. As I add more recipes to my blog and website's recipe page, I'll add more recipes to the list here.

Enjoy! And HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Pumpkin Spice Latte
Brie and Sausage Strata
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Sausage Roll Ups with Mustard Dipping Sauce
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Herb Roasted Turkey
Stuffing
Turkey Tetrazzini (great for leftover turkey)
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sour Cream Apple Pie
Pumpkin Cheesecake

Here is our family's 2010 Thanksgiving menu:

BREAKFAST:
Orange Juice
Fruit Salad with Pumpkin Pie Cream and Gingersnap sprinkles
Brie and Sausage Strata
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

APPETIZERS:
Shrimp Cocktail
Veggie Tray with Various Dips
Sausage Roll Ups with Mustard Dipping Sauce
Brie en Croute stuffed with Cranberry-Pear Chutney, served with apples, pears, grapes and crackers
Chocolate Chip Cheeseball with Cinnamon Graham Crackers (this is the grandkids' favorite)

MAIN ENTREE:
Herb Roasted Turkey
Deep Fried Turkey (our first attempt this year)
Stuffing
Green Bean Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranates and Vanilla-Pecan Butter (a Bobby Flay recipe)
Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Strawberry-Pretzel Salad (another favorite with the grandkids, a Paula Deen recipe)
Homemade Cranberry-Blackberry Sauce
Homemade Rolls

DESSERT:
Pumpkin Pie
Nutella Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie
Apple Pie
Sour Cream Apple Pie
Ultimate Cheesecake (a SUPER rich cheesecake with a pineapple glaze)
German Chocolate Cheesecake
Pumpkin Bread Pudding

I know, I know, it's a lot of food, but like I said earlier, it somehow always seems to get eaten, and leftovers are always taken home.

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