We all need some 11th hour inspiration from time to time. If you’re still working out the kinks in your menu, here are some favorite fun ideas.
For starters, if you have a lot of kids in attendance, here are a few fun ideas to keep them occupied AND make some great contributions to the feasting table. As per the picture above, try making some adorable candy turkeys. Check out the video below:
Another great idea for the youngsters: Have you ever churned your own butter? No, really. Donna demonstrates the simplest method ever, one that all the kids can take turns helping with:
Have any gluten and dairy-free/vegan folks coming to your gathering? These Wild Rice Nests with Roasted Squash Eggs are both delicious and visually appealing.
Looking for a classic side with a fresh new presentation? Try these Crispy Stuffing Scoops:
Looking for a dazzling approach to the star of the show, the turkey? There’s still time to put this Butterflied Turkey with Spicy Pomegranate Glaze.
Or if you prefer to serve your turkey in another dish rather than roasted, check out this Turkey Marbella with Apricots and Olives – created for last year’s Thanksgivukkah but so, so good for any other fall event as well.
Donna’s Butternut Squash Bread Pudding with Hazelnuts and Sage is a total comfort classic.
I have such fond memories of making these Smoky Sweet Potato and Pecan Tamales with Donna a few Thanksgivings ago. Guaranteed to be a hit on any menu:
Need some dessert inspiration that goes beyond the pumpkin, apple and pecan? Check out this Fig Tart, modeled after a Top Chef recipe:
And finally, a beloved seasonal-sweets offering – our version of Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss bars, made gluten-free!
We hope you all have a truly glorious Thanksgiving feast! Let us all be truly thankful.
— posted by Anne