Thanksgiving is almost here and I can hardly wait for all of the cooking and eating. If you are working on your meal plan or trying to decide what side dish to bring to your potluck-style gathering, here are a few of my seasonal favorites that would make a great addition to your holiday table.
Why wait for lunch or dinner to celebrate the holiday and enjoy the tastes of fall? My Acorn Squash and Swiss Chard Mini Frittatas are loaded with fall squash and Swiss chard, making them a healthy choice for fueling up after your turkey trot race or for enjoying as a couch potato (no judging) while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. These pair well with a cup of coffee with a dash of pumpkin pie spice.
If you are looking for an appetizer to hold your dinner guests over before the turkey is ready, try my Beet Bites with Goat Cheese and Pecans. Roast the beets the night before to cut back on your time in the kitchen this Thursday. If you are taking this appetizer on the road, please make sure you use a container with a securely fitted lid to avoid dying your car seat hot pink. Unfortunately, I learned this the hard way, but it did come clean and this appetizer was a hit at the party.
It is time to move on over to soup or salad after those appetizers. My Mushroom and Butternut Squash Soup is a different take on the fall squash classic and this combination captures the earthy flavors of these delicious vegetables in every velvety bite.
My Massaged Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes will add beautiful color and delightful flavor to your holiday table.
Now onto side dishes to pair with your turkey. Keep it simple this Thanksgiving with my Roasted Acorn Squash with Quinoa and Greens. Roasting makes the squash skin tender enough to eat, and you save time not having to peel this veggie.
Another one of my easy-to-make, fall favorites is Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts. This dish is mostly hands off and will even make those skeptical brussels sprouts eaters big fans.
I wish you all a lovely Thanksgiving with hearts full of gratitude and tables surrounded by loved ones. I am thankful for all of my readers and the many blessings God continues to pour into my life.