Friday, September 7, 2012

Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas (yes, already!!)

I'm feeling much better today about the new-job stuff, especially with some reassuring words from friends (you know who you are)! :)  

As you probably know, I LOVE Fall, and Thanksgiving is pretty much my most favoritest holiday ever.  And since it's September 7th, and Thanksgiving is only about 2 1/2 months away, I HAD to get started with my menu ideas!  

Yeah, I'm a little kooky.  

But today it's only supposed to get up to the mid-70's here in Denver, and that fall feeling is in the air.   And I'm absolutely adoring it!

So without further ado, here is the menu I've been working on over the past week or so... 


Egg casserole (make the night before!)
Scones!  (sticky fingers mix? I'm gonna keep this simple so that I don't go too crazy)

Homemade Pimento cheese dip (with rice crackers)
Roasted nuts

Roasted Beet Salad with pears & almonds

Side Dishes
Mushroom Wellington cups
Mashed potatoes (vegan)
Brussels sprouts with white beans & pecorino (on the side for Taryn)
Gravy (vegan)

Turkey (Dad / John will have to make it!)
Maple Glazed Tofurkey 

AND Currant Maple Citrus Loaf 

(you can find these through my Pinterest page "Yummy Recipes!"

Apple Cream Pie
Chocolate Pecan Pie
OR Butterscotch Pie
(2 out of the 3!) - all of them from the "Southern Pies" cookbook

Whaddaya think!?  :) 
I'm so excited to try out some new recipes this year - I think the mushroom wellington cups are going to be absolutely amazing, and I'm actually excited to try the currant maple citrus loaf for a change (instead of just making 2 tofurkeys)!  

Hmmm....maybe I'll try out a few of these recipes ahead of time.  Just for the hell of it!  Yum yum!! 


m e l i g r o s a said...

ohmy! I'm def. bookmarking these

Beth B said...

I know, right!? I'm so excited to try these recipes out this year. Some new stuff that sounds CRAZY yummy on there!