Next week, we will be celebrating one of the most awaited holidays of the year, Thanksgiving. Holidays can be unpredictable and can add stress to our lives if we do not have a detailed plan. It is stressful enough to decide if you will receive the family at your home or go somewhere else to stress about which side dishes you must serve. To help you with Thanksgiving dinner, we want to share some ideas you can add to your menu. We gather these ideas from the food network to give you 15 delicious options to make your Thanksgiving dinner memorable.
1. Sweet Potatoes Casserole- You can serve buttery mashed sweet potatoes with a crunchy pecan topping.
2. Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts- Prep the Brussels sprouts and pancetta, then roast them about a half-hour before you'd like to serve. Once they're tender and browned, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and get ready to impress.
3. Mayo Roasted Turkey- A slather of mayonnaise on your turkey pulls double duty by standing in as a flavorful rub and adding moisture and fat to this often-dry meat. It browns the skin beautifully without the constant basting that most birds need.
4. Cranberry Sauce- There's no reason to get out the can opener when homemade cranberry sauce is this easy.
5. Sausage and Herbs Stuffing- Ina's sausage and herb stuffing features the traditional flavors you know and love, but it gets an added boost from an unexpected ingredient: Granny Smith apples.
6. Baked Macaroni and Cheese- A cheesy Mac and Cheese is sure to please young and old alike at your Thanksgiving feast. The key is to use different cheeses together. Mix in Parmesan, butter, and paprika with the Panko; it crisps up beautifully and gets a nice golden-brown color when you bake it.
7. Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Cinnamon- You need only four ingredients. Drizzle olive oil and honey over cubed sweet potatoes, then sprinkle with cinnamon.
8. Deep-Fried Turkey- The trick to avoiding mishaps with a deep-fried turkey is determining how much oil to use by first measuring with water. Put safety first, and you'll have a perfectly fried turkey — and no fires to extinguish — in just over an hour.
9. Butternut Squash Soup- Simmer butternut squash in broth with buttery, sauteed onions, then puree and season. Serving up the flavors of fall couldn't be easier.
10. Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes- There are so many competing flavors on the Thanksgiving table that it is better to keep mashed potatoes simple. But with six crushed cloves of garlic, these spuds are anything but bland.
11. Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms- Marinate mushrooms in olive oil and wine, then stuff them with sweet Italian sausage and cheese.
12. Turkey with Herbs and Citrus- This turkey stays juicy and delicious in the oven because it is stuffed with citrus fruit such as oranges and lemons. Fresh oregano and sage also bake inside for flavor and aroma.
13. Ciabatta Stuffing with Chestnuts and Pancetta- Rustic ciabatta bread mixed with sauteed vegetables and salty pancetta. The earthy chestnuts and savory Parmesan cheese make this dish extra delicious.
14. Melting Sweet Potatoes- Just brown sweet potato slices in a skillet with butter, then finish in the oven to create a syrupy glaze flavored with maple and thyme. Top with toasty marshmallows for a nod to the holiday classic.
15. Sauteed carrots- sweet carrots go perfectly with butter and chopped fresh dill.
No matter what you decide to serve, keep in mind that the important thing is to create memories with the ones we love and be grateful for all we have.