Thanksgiving Menu + Table Settings

November 20, 2017


Okay I love talking food. No surprise there.

I want to hear what you are making?! Mainly so I can change my mind too many times and possibly add twelve more dishes to my menu. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here’s our traditional + non-traditional lineup this year…


(Waiting on Martha’s Harvest Salad)


Relish tray

Homemade pimento (from G&G Southerner’s Cookbook) + veggie tray

Brown Sugar Brussel sprouts with Bacon – Saute chopped brussel sprouts in kerrygold butter, sprinkle with kosher salt and brown. Towards the last few minutes when they are getting soft, carmelize with brown sugar and add pre-cooked chopped bacon pieces. Serve hot!

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Suffle

Waiting on Martha’s Harvest Salad Recipe

Homemade rolls (courtesy of my amazing mother in law who uses the other half of the batch for homemade cinnamon rolls for Thanksgiving morning.

Secret sauce glazed ham (courtesy of Gabe)

Brown butter Pear Pie (recipe from this month’s Real Simple mag)

Homemade whip cream – Heavy whipping cream in the mixer +  a teaspoon of vanilla. High speed until it’s a whipped cream consistency!

All of my family and some friends are joining us for dessert, so there were be a ridiculous amount of delicious pies to choose from this year. Can hardly wait!

I am just going to repeat last year’s table settings most likely (pictured above), because it’s all items you can find at your grocery store or Costco.

Meal Prep

Grocery Shop

Chop and peel all vegetables and put in baggies
Make pie dough

Prep casseroles
Make pimiento
Bake pie
Prep dough for rolls to bake the next morning.
Glaze ham and refrigerate

Assemble appetizer trays
Roast ham
saute brussel sprout dish
Bake casseroles


Suddenly I’m starving! Be right back, gotta go slam some carbs.

Got any family faves or recipe links you swear by??





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  • I love how everyone’s menu is different! My mom hosts, but we pretty much have the same thing every year.
    -Stuffing (We love the Williams Sonoma focaccia bread one)
    -Yukon Gold mashed potatoes
    -Roasted carrots (This year she is doing rainbow)
    -I’m sure there will be some other veggie in the mix as well. My mom is veggie obsessed.
    -Pumpkin pie and homemade pumpkin muffins for dessert

    We need your MILs roll recipe!!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    • The traditionals are wonderful! I am trying to write down her recipe as she makes it this year, because like all good bakers it seems….she just “eyeballs it” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • The Harvest Salad is beautiful! Such a healthy dish! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hmmm I’m bringing Brussels Sprouts and I was planning on Joy’s gouda’s recipe but yours is really appealing. It’s 22 people so maybe I’ll make both and folks can have options.

  • This all looks beautiful!! I’ve been following a Paleo diet for awhile and the last 4 Thanksgivings have used Danielle Walkers Thanksgiving recipes for just about the whole meal. Her brined turkey recipe gives you the best roasted turkey I promise you’ll ever eat!!Her pumpkin pie recipe is amazing too for anyone who needs to be dairy, grain, and refined sugar free. Seriously so good!!

  • Your Thanksgiving table is beautiful!


  • I love the gold candleholder in the center of your table! Where is it from?

    I just hosted my first Thanksgiving this year and tried something I had read: throw your butter into a food processor with fresh herbs (I used thyme and a lot of garlic) and process it. Then plop the butter onto some plastic wrap, form into a roll and refrigerate it until it’s cold. When you’re ready to prep the turkey, just slice the butter into “coins” and slide each coin between the skin and the meat.

    Dude. it was so good.

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