Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, hands down. A whole day to celebrate food! And it’s the best food too; I’m totally the type of person that gets a Gobbler sandwich all year round and makes a full turkey dinner in the middle of the summer just because I love it so much.
This year I won’t be cooking anything (we’re celebrating with my family and I was assigned to salad, ha!) and I’m secretly glad. I’ve cooked the whole meal with John’s family for the last 3 years so I’m happy to take one off and just enjoy myself.
I hope that whatever you are doing, it is relaxing, restful, and full of thanks! And if you’re cooking and need some inspiration, here are my favorite recipes that are guaranteed Turkey Day winners. Happy Thanksgiving!
Main Dish Alternatives (if you don’t want to cook a whole bird or want to have a vegetarian Turkey Day):
Real Deal Lasagna
Easy Salmon Cakes
French Style Pork Loin
Butternut Squash Lasagna
Sausage and Kale Stuffed Shells
Chicken Pot Pie and Cream Cheese & Chive Biscuits
Apple Cranberry Cake
Chocolate Ricotta Pie with Pecan Crust
Classic Pecan Pie
Ice Cream (classic vanilla bean and cinnamon are my standards)
Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Best Chocolate Pudding
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Blondies