Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the United States! This week we celebrate our biggest food holiday of all! I've chosen easy meals to keep extra work to a minimum leading up to the big day.
There's no menu for Thanksgiving Day but I have give you suggestions for foods you might want to consider adding.
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📅 Food Holidays
We celebrate a couple of fun food holidays this week. They're silly little holidays but it gives us an opportunity to make some memories and have some fun!
- November 22 is National Cranberry Day and I can't think of a better wayto celebrate than these cranberry orange cookies!
- November 25 is National Eat with a Friend Day... and wouldn't they like some of this buttermilk pie, a cup of coffee and a good chat?
As we get closer to the holidays don't forget to pick up extra baking supplies here and there so you'll have plenty on hand and not have to buy everything at once. You can also double up the dinner rolls and freeze half.
Thinking ahead and planning now will save time and stress later!
Here are some tips for this week -
- King Ranch Chicken and Bacon Chicken Pasta Casserole both freeze well. Make double and freeze one for those busy holiday weeks!
- Every one of the recipes in this week's meal plan can be made ahead! Pick and choose for Thanksgiving and feel comfortable about preparing ahead of time.
- Make extra cornbread for your dressing!
- Move the days around as you need to. Don't forget there are more meal plans here.
🍹This week's cocktail
Cranberry Whiskey Sour
If you love the classic cocktail you've got to try my cranberry whiskey sour!
Chicken Pozole is easy to make in the slow cooker. If you thought chicken soup was comfort food you have to try this Mexican version!
Garlic Bread Sticks
Soft, garlicky, and dripping with butter, I'm giving you the secret to the best ever breadsticks around. You'll have an unlimited supply!
This simple 3 ingredient pumpkin cake is delicious and goes together in about 2 minutes! It's the perfect last minute dessert.
King Ranch Chicken
You can assemble King Ranch Chicken casserole ahead of time and bake it up to 3 days later.
Classic southern cornbread is so good with just about any meal. If you'll be making cornbread dressing make extra cornbread for that.
Classic Oatmeal Cookies
This is the original 1955 version of the classic Quaker oatmeal cookies. So chewy and delicious.
Honey Garlic Pork Chops
Easy honey garlic pork chops go together fast and cook to perfection in the slow cooker.
.The creamiest mashed potatoes ever! You can make them ahead for Thanksgiving and warm them up the day of!
Holy Cow Cake
Chocolate cake soaked in hot fudge and caramel then topped with Butterfingers and whipped cream. It will definitely make you say Holy Cow.
Beef and Noodles
Beef and noodles is a comfort food classic that still hits the spot on a chilly day! Best of all - it's made in the slow cooker!
Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
SO creamy! This peanut butter cup cheesecake is perfect for the peanut butter lover. Want to make it for Thanksgiving? You can make it up to 4 days ahead as long as your refrigerator is clean and doesn't have any strong odors.
Hamburger Potato Casserole
Creamy, cheesy, and family friendly! This hearty hamburger potato casserole is perfect for chilly days.
I love that southern fried apples taste like dessert but are considered a side dish.
Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet potato pie is a southern classic and one of our favorites!
November 24 Happy Thanksgiving!
Green Bean Casserole
Mom's classic green bean casserole has to be on the table at Thanksgiving, right?
Bourbon Sweet Potato Crunch
Bourbon sweet potato crunch casserole is a delicious change from the marshmallow kind you loved as a kid. Personally? I make both!
Jiffy Corn Casserole
Creamy and cheesy Jiffy Cornbread Casserole is absolutely delicious!
Clover Leaf Rolls
These buttery clover leaf rolls are SO much better than those store bought ones. They freeze easily so you can even make them ahead of time.
Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken
Honey mustard chicken is tender and juicy with a sweet-tangy sauce. It's great over rice or in a sandwich.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Garlic mashed potatoes are always a delicious addition to the meal.
Cranberry Bliss Bars
There's just something about these sweet and tangy cranberry bliss bars that makes the whole world sweet.