Amy Christie is the maker of the blog This Heart of Mine, a place where all the things she makes and all the things she loves come together. Her site is filled with doable DIYs, delicious recipes, and stories and photos from the real life of a wife and mother of two exuberant children. Amy currently resides in the Twin Cities in Minnesota with her family.
The Thanksgiving meal is one of the biggest, most meticulously planned meals of the year. That's a lot of pressure for one meal, don't you think?! Granted, a good one will stuff you for the day and hold you over until next year. One that is lacking will be remembered as well, for all the wrong reasons. If you're feeling the crazy pressure of this hallowed meal, I've compiled a list of delectable options. So make your extra-long grocery list, grab your apron, and let's get down to business.
Creamy Corn Casserole Same goes for corn casserole: the meal wouldn't be the same without it. At least in my (and everyone else's) opinion.
Icebox Butterhorns Recipe Another classic Thanksgiving staple. With the other options, bread can take up valuable space in the tummy, but these are well worth it.
Butternut Squash Biscuits Recipe These biscuits have been on my Thanksgiving table since I was very little. Their yellow color can be off-putting to ones who have never had them but the flavor is all biscuit. Give it a try! I'm sure you will love them.
Butternut Squash Casserole Recipe Whoever said vegetables were to be suffered through never had this dish. Part vegetable, part dessert, this casserole will cause no suffering.
Here's a visual guide to squash if you're interested in incorporating a different squash recipe or want more squash items on the table.
Let's be honest with ourselves, no one really has room for dessert on Thanksgiving—the sides alone will overwhelm an average stomach. But turkey day is about pushing the limits, so on with the desserts!
Whoa! That's a hefty list. This is a wear-your-stretchy-pants-for-the-meal list. But, in the end, it's all about being together and enjoying each other over food. Fantastic, filling, and amazing food, but food just the same. So plan the meal, get it made, then get out of the kitchen and enjoy people. While eating. Happy Thanksgiving!