Let’s Cook! November’s Thanksgiving Menu
It’s my favorite meal of the year…
You guys… it’s here! I’m so excited. I just looked at the calendar and Thanksgiving feels like tomorrow?! I can’t believe it, but I’m ready for the planning, buying, baking, making! The Thanksgiving menu below feels both elevated yet simple, and definitely doable.
I’ve been bookmarking so many recipes (and even went back to a few of my tried-and-true) to put this together for us. I think it’s a really good one! What are your Thanksgiving menu staples?
I can’t wait to gather round the table to give thanks… so let’s get to it, shall we?!
P.S. As always, everything will have a gluten- and dairy-free option if it isn’t already GF/DF friendly, so you can proceed with confidence.
November’s Thanksgiving Menu
It’s time to gather with grateful hearts!
Roasted Carrots With Farro & Chickpeas
Cookie & Kate
This side! Roasted rainbow carrots with warm whole grains, protein-rich chickpeas, spiced pepitas… sounds delicious! I love a good hearty side dish for Thanksgiving, and this is the perfect companion.
(Omit the sauce for a dairy-free option and sub farro for quinoa to keep it gluten-free.)
Butternut Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole
Yum! I love sweet potatoes, and this mash up (ha!) is even better by adding butternut squash. With only 10 basic ingredients and an hour to prepare, this will definitely be making an appearance on our table!
(Note: Recipe call for vegan butter, so it’s gluten- and dairy-free.)
This is my go-to stuffing recipe, and I just love how it’s made in a muffin tin! Genius. It’s made with pancetta, celery, shallots, parsley, sage, and whole wheat French bread… everything good Thanksgiving is made of!
(This year I’ll use my favorite sour dough from The Daley Trade as a gluten-sensitive option!)
Tastes Better From Scratch
Here’s my Thanksgiving pep talk: You can make the turkey! You can, I promise! This recipe walks you though it step-by-step, images and all, for a simple, beautiful meal centerpiece.
(Rule of turkey thumb is to buy about 1.5 pounds of turkey per person… which leaves room for leftovers!)
P.S. We always have leftovers, so I’m bookmarking this recipe (grain-free skillet turkey pot pie!) to make a few days after the big day.