Thanksgiving always sneaks up on me here in Scotland because I’m basically the only person I know who even cares about its existence. It’s my favorite because the food is the star, and I don’t have to worry about finding the perfect gift or looking a certain way. I just have to put a beautiful meal on the table for people I love, and even though it can get stressful, it’s also so much fun.
I may be a failed blogger and a million years behind the times, but just in case I’m not alone in not yet planning my Thanksgiving menu, here are the 34 absolutely awesome recipes I’m going to choose from for my dinner next Saturday. Enjoy your days off, American friends. I’ll be at work remembering how thankful I am to have a job that allows me to pay for imported cans of pumpkin puree.
Cran-Orange-Apple Juice – for anyone who doesn’t want alcohol, or as a mixer for anyone who does.
To Get Things Started
Apple Butter & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese – cut into cute little triangles for snacking
The Main Event
Red Currant Glazed Ham – because there’s no law saying you have to serve a big turkey
Brined & Roasted Turkey Breast with Herb Gravy – for a traditional meal for a small crowd
Cranberry Glazed Turkey Meatloaf – our family tradition
Sides (obviously the best part)
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream – to go with all your pie
Pure Pumpkin Cheesecake – this one tastes most like traditional pumpkin pie
Baked Sweet Potato Brulee – simplest “dessert” of all time
Breakfast (for your overnight guests)