The Thanksgiving Menu

A few years ago, my family would have been completely content with green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and turkey for Thanksgiving. I had to go ruin that though and start cooking ‘fancier’ food and this year, I’m only making things that have been requested… Which doesn’t narrow it down too much! I strongly recommend that you plan your menu a couple weeks in advance and start stocking up because otherwise, you’ll be fighting for the last bag of fresh cranberries in the store at 10pm Wednesday night. Not that I would know! {ahem}

In case you’re still looking for something to fill a gap, here’s what you’d find if you showed up at my house at 5pm Thanksgiving Day, with links to the original recipe (because I modify all my recipes and don’t have time to post all the changes).  It’s not entirely original- most, if not all, of the recipes come from Martha Stewart’s website, because I love Martha Stewart’s food. (And she’s 1/2 of the inspiration for my ‘handle’, BeyondMartha! But, that’s a post for another day!)


Thanksgiving Menu 

{Desi Style}


Pumpkin Dip

Vegetarian Pate

Flame-Grilled Eggplant Dip

side dishes

Cauliflower with Hazelnut Brown Butter

Braised Onions

Mashed Potatoes and Celery Root

Veggie Mushroom Gravy

Chopped Beet Salad with Feta & Pecans

Honey Roasted Squash

Cranberry Sauce with Dried Cherries

the main dish

Spice Cured Turkey


Pear-Cranberry Upside Cake

Pecan Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Banana Pudding

There you have it!



About beyondmartha

Wife to one, mommy to many, daughter, sister, friend, homemaker, daughter to the King. That's me.

Posted on November 17, 2011, in Homemaking and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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