Can you believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner? Thanksgiving is probably my favourite holiday when it comes to the selection of food. What’s not to love about turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and so many more scrumptious dishes.
Every year, my mom used to go all out and make a table full of mouth watering dishes. Then I went to university where I had classes, midterms and no time or money to cook up a feast.
However, being the Thanksgiving lover that I am, I have compiled a list of recipes that together create a divine Thanksgiving dinner that is simple, quick, and can be scaled to feed as many people as needed.
The Meat: Roasted Turkey and Gravy
I don’t know about you, but cooking a whole turkey is such a daunting task. Also, as much as I love thanksgiving leftovers, I would rather not eat turkey for the next foreseeable future. Enter this simple roast turkey and gravy recipe.
The Good Stuff: Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing
Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without stuffing. There is something comforting and nostalgic about this staple side dish. This stuffing uses mostly pantry ingredients and is the perfect accompaniment to your roast turkey.
The Veggie: Crispy Asian-Inspired Brussels Sprouts
As T-Swift so eloquently states: “Haters gonna hate, hate, hate” but these Asian-inspired Brussels sprouts are anything but boring and bitter.
This recipe makes Brussels sprouts that are roasted until crispy and caramelized, and the Asian twist brings sweetness and tanginess to the side dish.
The Carb: Creamy, Buttery Mashed Potatoes
Creamy and buttery mashed potatoes are crucial for a Thanksgiving dinner. What better vehicle to hold delicious gravy and turkey than the reliable mashed potato?
The Classic: Ridiculously Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce
I will never finish ranting about how sad Ocean Spray cranberry sauce makes me feel. Why cook a delectable feast only to ruin it with a tube of red jelly trying to pass as cranberry sauce?
This cranberry sauce is not only the easiest thing you will ever cook, but can be made up to a week in advance and kept in the fridge.
The Sweet Stuff: Individual Apple Turnovers
My favourite part of any meal: dessert. These apple turnovers can be made ahead of time and baked off as you devour your Thanksgiving feast so that they are warm when served for dessert. Top them with some vanilla ice cream and I think you will be in heaven.