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
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.
This is a staple in our home. It never fails to please.
3.Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes from Ina Garten
It’s the holidays. You can’t have a Thanksgiving feast menu without potatoes, I enjoyed every buttery morsel.
4.Gravy from Ina Garten
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
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.
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
Love the mix of the sourdough, with the sausage, apples, savories, herbs, and cranberries.
8.Honey-Glazed Ham (Costco)
I love Costco. The only dish we didn’t make from scratch, because I’m not a farmer, butcher girl.
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.
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?
I love how easy this was. Mix all the fruit ingredients, make the batter, and pour it over the top, and bake, so easy!
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.