Post # 1
My guest list has more than doubled since I first agreed to host dinner. I’d love to do something gourmet but i don’t have the time, kitchen space, or money. In addition, several of my guests are picky eaters. Mom and Mother-In-Law are taking care of the basics (turkey, ham, stuffing, cranberries, mashed and sweet potatoes, green beans). I’ll definitely buy a couple of pies for dessert. Myself, husband, SIL, Father-In-Law, and niece are not really “Thanksgiving food” eaters. Any suggestions for other dishes? Preferably chicken and accompanying sides?
Post # 2
I don’t see macaroni and cheese, but I love some all year round! You can fancy it up or keep it classic. Roasted brussel sprouts or asparagus are some of my favorites too. My sister always prepares a baked salmon dish for Thanksgiving. It’s really nice to have a lighter option among soo much heaviness and it doesn’t take much for salmon to be delicious 🙂
Post # 3
You shouldn’t really need chicken as well with turkey and ham. To go with that list of basics I would probably make two pies and an appetizer and be done with it. Maybe a heavier appetizer like buffalo chicken dip or some kind of crescent roll wrap. Either that or if 1/3 of your guest list doesn’t want to eat those basics swap out one of those things you don’t like, chicken instead of turkey or some other potato dish instead of mashed potatoes or whatever it is you don’t like. That basics list to me is practically all that you need so I feel more like if you don’t like those things you should swap something out. I did make a corn casserole last year and some people will do glazed carrots or brussel sprouts so maybe one of those would work for an additional side, or maybe mac & cheese? That works as something heavier too for your guest list that doesn’t like Thanksgiving food.
Post # 5
Aquaria: What are the dislikes when it comes to Thanksgiving food? Many of those things can be served with other dinners. More information might give you more useful suggestions.
I would add a salad, and I would miss the broccoli with cheese sauce in that menu, but it sounds like there’s a fair bit of food.
I agree with a PP, chicken and turkey seems like too much. If the turkey/ham aren’t to some people’s liking, a veggie bean salad, or meatballs in some type of sauce might be good options.
Post # 6
Aquaria: Honestly it sounds like everyone else is covering the main items – so you really won’t need a heck of a lot more. I’d do Mac & Cheese, Dinner Rolls. We always do Deviled Eggs, and we also typically do some Apps to start with (sausage balls, cheese tray, etc).
Post # 7
Biscuits or cornbread, green bean casserole, salad, cookies.
Post # 8
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This is gonna sound weird, but hear me out. I made it for a work thanksgiving potluck one time, and now I do it every year. Celery with peanut butter, and you can put raisins on some of them. (or craisins, if you wanna get crazy). My mom used to call it ants on a log. For some reason its a hit. People have so much fatty rich food, its nice to have something kinda wholesome.
The mac and cheese idea sounds great. Swedish meatballs. Queso dip (hormel chili with velveta melted in a little crock pot) <—– huge crowd pleaser. Those little ham and cream cheese tortilla roll ups are also really easy and ppl love them. So many choices! Now I want to make them all.
Post # 9
Aquaria: stuffed apples are so good! Cut them in half, hollow out the apple center and fill with butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, oats and flour mixture. Roast in the oven until apples are tender – like inside out Apple pie!
Post # 10
devil eggs, biscuits, apple crisp,
Post # 11
You can also make your own veggie tray. Carrots and celery are cheap. As a dip you can use ranch, hummus, anything.
If you have apples you can cook them with a little brown sugar and cinnamon. Tasty!