Thanksgiving is almost here and now is the time to start planning your menu and deciding what you will be cooking. Whether you are celebrating with close loved ones or lucky enough to see extended family and friends, the printable Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu and Grocery Shopping List I’ve created will help make your planning easy!
Every year my family looks forward to a traditional Thanksgiving menu. After you sign up for my newsletter, you’ll receive an email with a link to download the pdf. Inside, you’ll find my recipes for the following items:
Smoked Turkey: I’ve ordered my Smoked Turkey this year from Drake’s Rib Shack. I’m excited to see how it turns out! If you need to order a turkey still, I’ve heard great things about this one from a friend!
I typically get mine from Greenburg Turkey in Tyler, Texas. However, this year they unfortunately had a fire and no longer shipping this year.
Spiced Ginger Orange Cranberry Sauce: This is my favorite cranberry sauce recipe. A touch of spice and hint of orange. The flavors are so good when they’ve had time to come together for a day or so. It is also fabulous as the topping on a baked brie. I find so many ways to enjoy this in November and December. I know you will, too!
Traditional Cornbread Dressing with Gravy: I’m starting with Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Dressing and adding celery, onion and my own spices.
Brown Sugar and Bacon Wrapped Greenbeans: I’ve had a lot of requests for this recipe. It is so easy but looks impressive. A good alternative to the “green bean casserole.” A favorite of kids and adults alike.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts: You can get brussel sprouts like above on the stalk at Trader Joe’s. So beautiful! I love to use the Trader Joe’s Garlic Olive Oil for extra flavor.
Savory Thyme Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Reduction: This Sweet Potato recipe is from Andrea Immer’s cookbook Everyday Dining with Wine. This is such a simple and tasty recipe. This is how I got my girls to eat sweet potatoes and now they love them several ways.
Alyne’s Angel Rolls: Alyne was my great-grandmother. She was a great cook. I spent many hours in her kitchen as a child watching her cook, washing her MANY sets of interesting salt and pepper shakers for fun and drinking “coffee” with her friends. Her rolls are our family tradition. My mom is great at them. I “help.” You can save time on a holiday and let them rise the second time in the refrigerator overnight.
Pumpkin Apple Crisp with Salted Caramel Sauce: This is a great alternative for those who don’t like pumpkin pie!
Coconut Macaroon Hot Fruit Compote: We love this warm sweet fruit dish. It has become a holiday tradition to make it!
Sea Salt Caramel Pumpkin Bundt Cake: This Bundt Cake is gluten free, of course, and would be perfect for Thanksgiving brunch or as a dessert. As holiday gift or as just an afternoon treat….The perfect mix of sweet with just a touch of saltiness.
Gluten Free Pie Crust: If you have gluten-free people attending your Thanksgiving, I highly recommend my Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe here. It will keep in your refrigerator for 2-3 weeks wrapped tightly in plastic. You might think about making a few more and freezing them for Christmas. Cup4Cup Flour is a great all-purpose gluten free flour. I use it to make all of my pie crusts, cakes, rolls and cookies. But, if you don’t want to make your Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix completely from scratch this mix from Williams-Sonoma is wonderful.
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Thanksgiving Shopping List
When you download the pdf, you’ll find my printable Thanksgiving Shopping List that has everything you need to make a single trip to the grocery store for the items on my menu. I even made sure to leave you boxes to check off the items as you add them to your cart!
One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is setting the table. Whether you are having a formal meal or serving buffet style like we do, there is something special about sitting down at a beautiful table. You can see all of my Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration here or visit these posts: Blue & White Thanksgiving Tablescape, Forest Walk Thanksgiving Tablescape, and Simply Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape.
Plus, if you’re looking for outfit ideas on what to wear for Thanksgiving, you’ll love my recent post here. It has ideas for both dressing up and keeping it casual!
I’d love to know what your Thanksgiving is going to look like this year! Do you have any special Thanksgiving traditions or recipes that I should try? Let me know in the comments or DM me on Instagram.
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