Thanksgiving Dinner is one of the most important meals of all year. We all have traditions that we have grown up with, and we expect some dishes to be served. Let me share with you a few of the dishes that will be appearing on my Thanksgiving Dinner Table.
Thanksgiving Dinner Recommendations
I think that this is one of the most important meals of all year. I can't think of a meal that we all spend more time on, than this one. Perhaps like you, I don't think it is Thanksgiving without a perfectly cooked turkey. The one that I have tried and liked the best is Alton Brown's Roasted Turkey. This turkey requires a little more preparation than, but between the brinning the bird makes the meat sweet and delicious. Even if you don't use this recipe simply brinning the turkey in a salt and sugar brine will make the bird taste so much better. You can make a simple brine of equal parts of salt and sugar for a succulent bird.
Now let's talk about appetizers. One of my new favorite appetizers, is green bean bundles. If you have never tried the green bean bundles, this is a recipe that I highly suggest. Fresh steamed green beans are wrapped with bacon, and seasoned with a sweet and savory sauce.
I also like to serve up a simple baked brie, all you need is some puff pastry, and a chunk of brie. Simply saute some almonds in butter, and take a sheet of puff pastry dough, add your brie, the sauteed almonds, and a tablespoon or two of brown sugar, and bake. This is a great way to keep everyone at bay until the meal is ready.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon is a fabulous side dish. Beautiful Brussels sprouts are a beautiful side dish that is perfect to serve. Everyone loves bacon, and these are so easy to make, you can make these ahead of time, and reheat these when it is time to serve them.
Olive Garden Pumpkin Cheesecake is a must have dessert. A gingersnap inspired crust is served with a pumpkin infused creamy New York style cheesecake, that is topped with a pumpkin spiced whipped cream is hard to top. Here you can combine the best of cheesecake and pumpkin pie.
These are just a few of the dishes that will be served at my Thanksgiving table. I hope this may help you with your menu planning.