Thanksgiving is the big dinner party of the year in America. It's a basic part of our heritage, wherever your family comes from. And as such, it's the most intimidating meal of the year! But with these tips, tricks, recipes, and plans, you can make a delicious Thanksgiving dinner without breaking (much) of a sweat. These Thanksgiving recipes are easy enough so anyone with average cooking skills can make them. And you'll get to enjoy the meal too! So do a bit of reading, then bookmark some pages and start planning your own feast. Happy Thanksgiving!
Whenever you tackle a big project it helps to have a plan. Start thinking about what you're going to serve and how you're going to handle the work a few weeks before the big day. My number one rule? Accept help if it's offered! And my number two rule is to relax and enjoy the process. Forty years from now, no one will remember if the turkey was a bit dry, but they will remember the wonderful feeling of gathering with family and friends in your cozy house.
Each of these links will take you to a separate article that will help you choose an easy, easier, and easiest way to prepare that particular Thanksgiving recipe. And don't forget to bookmark Thanksgiving Leftovers to use up all that wonderful food after the holiday.
These menus are part of another growing collection. They mix some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes into delicious meals. I think that one of the hardest things about entertaining a group is putting the menu together. You usually know what to make for the main dish, but choosing complementary recipes for side dishes, appetizers, breads, and desserts can be daunting. These menus are all put together for you!
This method of cooking turkey, from Dr. O. Peter Snyder, president of Hospitality Institute of Technology and Management is simply superb. Cooking turkey this way is super safe, results in a very juicy and moist bird, and really takes the stress out of preparing the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal.