In Canada our Thanksgiving celebration seems to come up so quickly and I find that my best Thanksgiving dinner recipes have been those that have a few elements of summer in them. This includes my Thanksgiving table decorations.
Some years I have followed the full orange harvest theme, which, don’t get me wrong is beautiful, but other years a burgundy, post summer theme seems more fun. There is no right or wrong, it’s just what your hostess ( or host) creativity is calling for when you are planning your table.
This year during the pandemic, of course, we have had to make our gatherings smaller, keeping to our current family bubble. This definitely takes away some of the joy of a huge family celebration but we can be just as grateful with our closest family members as we can in a large group. guidelines.
Now, back to sharing some of my best Thanksgiving dinner recipes:
Over the years I have had so many of you say that you just loved my vegetable medleys, in particular so I thought I would share some of my readers favourites.
Roasted Squash Medley
This Roasted Squash Medley makes enough to feed 10-15 people so you may want to cut my recipe in half.
Southern Brussels Sprouts
When I make a vegetable dish with a little bit of pancetta (fancy bacon) I always think about the hilarious character named Bunny Swan on Saturday Night Live. Bunny was famous for saying “I’ll have the vegetarian meal with just a little bit of bacon”. Anyway, if your family members don’t like these Southern Brussels Sprouts I’ll be very surprised and you can drop the leftovers off at my house!
Cabbage Beet Slaw
It’s really nice to have cold side dishes included in a hot Thanksgiving meal. It gives our palettes a nice change from the hot, richer dishes. The spices included in this Cabbage Beet Slaw are particularly yummy with any fall meal so you may want to make it often.
Festive Quinoa Salad
If you are looking for another side salad dish for Thanksgiving dinner, this Festive Quinoa Salad is the perfect addition.
Spiced Root Vegetable Casserole
This Spiced Root Casserole is another dish that will make even the most ardent disliker of root vegetables into a raving fan.