One of the obvious things I suggested that you to do to get ready is to plan your menu. It is always important to include family favorites and make sure that there is something each person loves on your Thanksgiving menu. It is great to make a list and to plan your shopping list so that nothing is forgotten. Obviously there will be the turkey, but what about the rest of the dishes? That is exactly what we are talking about on this edition of Friday Faves:
- Madalynn loves the stuffing! Our family loves a good, savory, traditional Sage Stuffing. Maddy isn't the only one who loves it, I think that the rest of my family does as well. The secret to the stuffing is to keep it moist, not too dry, and give it plenty of flavor. I use an egg in my mix, broth, melted butter, onions and celery in my stuffing. There are never any complaints, except when it is all gone!
- Alicia loves candied sweet potatoes. So does Lindsey and so does my husband. I put in brown sugar, a bit of maple syrup and top them with the traditional marshmallows.
- Lindsey's first choice is the pumpkin pie, of course. She taught you how to make our family recipe on this post. Pumpkin Pie is so easy to make, and store bought is not nearly as good. The only store bought Pumpkin Pie I will eat is from Costco. But, really, just bake it yourself! Lindsey shows how to make the pumpkin puree here. Or, just buy a can of it. Top it with real Whipped Cream to make it even better.
- My favorite Thanksgiving food is the Giblet Gravy! I've just got to say that I make super good gravy. I will have to do a tutorial for you one day. It isn't that hard not to get lumps! I love it with the giblets (liver, heart and meat from the neck) chopped up into it, made with the drippings from the turkey. Season it with salt and pepper. It is so good over your mashed potatoes, stuffing and the turkey itself.
Remember, once you print off your recipes from your favorite bloggers, keep them in a binder to keep them all organized for a later date. You can use our printables from our shop to make your Bloggelicious Binder to keep all of your baking recipes in one place. Not only is it practical, but it is so cute, too. An organized binder like this one would make a great gift for the holidays!
Also, up in the collage, I included our free printable from last Thanksgiving. "Eat Your Pie!" It is still available and would be a lot of fun to put up on the dessert table! The picture is a short cut to the PDF file! Just click on it to print.