It’s almost time for everyone’s favorite feast. Yes, it’s getting close to Thanksgiving. When planning your dinner, you can add loads of flavor to the menu by including some favorites that are sure to please a group of any size. Try out these four perfect items that are quite likely to become standards on your annual holiday lineup.
Butternut Squash Soup
Harness the flavors of autumn by adding butternut squash soup as an appetizer or part of the main Thanksgiving meal. It’s simple and quick to make when you bake butternut squash in the oven, then puree and add savory or spicy seasonings with olive oil and cream. Serve with a sprig of fresh herbs for a little holiday festivity. Check out our favorite recipe here.
Seasonal Brussels Sprouts
Your guests are sure to gobble up Brussels sprouts, which are in season during the chilly-weather months, when you prepare them in a super-easy, yet delicious way. Cut fresh Brussels sprouts in half, then cook in a skillet face down in olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. They’re done when they begin to brown. This can be a great side dish to your main course or can even serve as an appetizer before dinner.
No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without dessert. Buy up a variety of apples, including red or green or both. Core and slice them, and cut them into chunks. Place them in a pie dish, and drizzle with coconut oil or butter. If you prefer a dairy-free option, use ghee. If you want a gluten free option, check out this recipe and use apples instead of blueberries.
There’s nothing like the aroma and flavor of pumpkin mixed with its typical spices and flavors. When planning your dinner, remember the beverages, and one to definitely include on the menu is pumpkin-spiced cider made with Monin Pumpkin Spice Syrup. It’s quick and easy to serve cool or warmed, and pairs well with most holiday foods. You can serve this drink with dinner or save it as a treat for after.
Thanksgiving dinner is undoubtedly a favorite meal for many during the holiday season. Planning the menu and cooking the dishes does not have to be difficult or draining. Have fun trying these simple yet absolutely delectable options. You will likely impress your guests and create a holiday gathering to remember for a long time to come.