Deciding on a Thanksgiving menu can be a daunting task. If it is your first time cooking, we have some tips and menu suggestions that can’t be left out of your Thanksgiving feast. Here you can find great Thanksgiving dinner ideas along with our Thanksgiving decor collection so you check both items off your list.
Stick to classics
Thanksgiving is not the time to get extra creative with the menu, classic Thanksgiving food is meant to be comforting and make you remember your family traditions. Roasted turkey can’t be left out, mashed potatoes are a staple for Thanksgiving, and don’t forget the traditional stuffing you can make in a slow cooker.
Select the most popular side dishes
Some side dishes can be very traditional but that doesn’t mean they taste good, stick to most people’s all-time favorite dishes, such as the green bean casserole, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, or macaroni and cheese can be perfect for kids.
Prepare in advance
There is no shame in buying some dishes beforehand, you can get great side dishes such as cranberry sauce that will save you tons of time and still taste good. Since most of us, usually don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen, prepare everything that can be done the day before so that you can have everything ready, so that you get to spend some quality time with your family and friends. Make sure you use a festive apron to keep your Thanksgiving outfit intact.
Practice makes perfect
If you want to make sure this Thanksgiving dinner is one to remember, you can try practicing some of your dishes beforehand so that nothing unexpected happens on that day, like an overcooked dish or a very dry turkey. If something is not working out as planned you’ll have time to switch the menu and find an alternative dish to try.
Thanksgiving is all about spending time with your loved ones and being grateful for another year together. How do you celebrate Thanksgiving?