Thanksgiving Feast Menu

Usually, we’re invited to the homes of our family, or friends for Thanksgiving.
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We are grateful as it makes life easy, sharing food duties. I love to cook, so it was a pleasure to create something yummy. Last year we created our own Thanksgiving feast menu. From top-to-bottom, it was a show my husband and I toiled happily over.

We made 11 dishes for our little family of four last year. We had leftovers galore, and stuffed ourselves silly. It was a beautiful sight.

If you need ideas for a simple, delicious menu for Thanksgiving, check out what we had last year.

Thanksgiving Feast Menu

1.Snap Peas with Pancetta from Ina Garten’s cook book How Easy Is That?

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I loved the fresh flavor, the simple vinaigrette, and the crunch from the pancetta.

2.Mom’s Butter Crescent Rolls – yep, my Mom. Not yours.

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This is a staple in our home. It never fails to please.

3.Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes from Ina Garten

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It’s the holidays. You can’t have a Thanksgiving feast menu without potatoes, I enjoyed every buttery morsel.

4.Gravy from Ina Garten

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I didn’t have turkey drippings, as my hubby deep fried the bird, but I did have drippings from the Costco ham, and it worked wonderfully. I ran out of yellow onions, so I added red onions and some shallots I had sitting around. Seriously such GREAT gravy. I don’t think I’ve ever had such perfect gravy. Ina Garten recipes never fail.

5.Smashed Sweet Potatoes from Ina Garten

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Loved the citrus and nutmeg flavors, tastes like fall. However, if there was one dish I had to remove, it would be this one. I had too many root veggies on the menu.

6.Garnet Yams with Maple Syrup and Maple-Sugar Streusel from Bon Appétit.

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I have made this recipe three years in a row. We love it. This is how you class it up from the marshmallow yams of yesteryear.

7.Sausage and Herb Stuffing from Ina Garten

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Love the mix of the sourdough, with the sausage, apples, savories, herbs, and cranberries.

8.Honey-Glazed Ham (Costco)

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I love Costco. The only dish we didn’t make from scratch, because I’m not a farmer, butcher girl.

9.Fried Turkey

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Hubby’s first go of deep frying an entire turkey. He heard about deep frying turkeys on the radio, and on a lark decided to try it. He injected the bird with Shrimp & Crab boil, and then rubbed it down with a mesquite rub. Remember to brine it first. It was juicy.

10.Pumpkin Pie with fresh whipping cream – my hubby’s creation.

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He roasts pumpkin and makes a graham cracker crust. His filling for pumpkin pie is a testament to fresh ingredients, not from cans.

11.Easy Cranberry Apple Cake also from Ina Garten’s cook book, How Easy Is That?

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I love how easy this was. Mix all the fruit ingredients, make the batter, and pour it over the top, and bake, so easy!

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Have you made your own, top-to-bottom Thanksgiving feast menu? What are you favorite dishes, recipes? I’m always on the lookout for new recipes, so I’m can’t wait to learn about your favorite Thanksgiving feast menus.

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