Thanksgiving is upon us and it means that it’s time to think about whether you want to go with a traditional menu or try something more peculiar this year. Regardless of what you choose – simple starters, salads, side dishes, and turkey or upgraded vegan and vegetarian options of these menu items, there are things that should always be on your Thanksgiving dinner table. If you are still wondering how to make a picture-perfect Thanksgiving feast for your loved ones, here are 10 foods that should definitely be on your table this Thanksgiving Day.
Now some people may argue that starters aren’t a necessary part of the Thanksgiving menu, but I bet to disagree. There’s nothing better than teasing your guests and loved ones with some scrumptious bites before the main course comes in and leaves everyone speechless. Corn is one of the classic ingredients to use in your Thanksgiving menu, so why not prepare some corn fritters? They are light, yummy, and take very little time to prepare.
Butter-and-Herb Roast Turkey
Turkey is definitely the main course and a centrepiece of your Thanksgiving dinner. Going with butter and seasonal herbs is the best way to impress everyone with natural aroma and delicious taste that is all about autumn. Fresh thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, and some oranges to add a piquant note…it’s a simple recipe that is bound to leave everyone satisfied!
Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
Sweet potatoes and marshmallows…is there a more classic combination for a Thanksgiving Day? Once you’ve got your starters and main course all figured out, it’s time to add some side dishes and I must say it’s these seemingly less important food items that form your dinner’s atmosphere. You can go light or a bit heavy with warmer foods if it’s cold outside. You can get all spicy or vegetarian…the choice is yours! You can start with a traditional option and prepare a finger-licking sweet potato casserole with marshmallows.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Spices, butter, olive oil, and Brussels sprouts – mix, bake, and serve! Yep, it’s that easy and, believe it or not, incredibly tasty. Brussels sprouts taste a bit meh when they are all mushy, but if you make them crispy – oh, the taste will really surprise you! This recipe goes very well as a side dish for your festive Turkey.