Thanksgiving Ideas Part 2: Linking Up

‘Tis the season. I’ve been procrastinating writing a paper today and instead have been clawing through the ridiculous amounts of deliciousness that is all over the blogsphere right now. Some stuff that caught my eye that could make their way into my meal on Thursday:

Cocktails:

Vanilla, Pear, and Vodka Cocktail from Two Tarts. I have a thing for Bellinis so this sounds fabulous.

Cider Rum Punch from Verses from my Kitchen. I would love to make this with my homemade cider!

Apple Almond Cocktail from Chat & Chew. Ditto as the above, and I loooove Amaretto!

Dinner:

French Lentils with Roasted Roots, Caramelized Onions and Thyme from the Huffington Post. While delicious, the lentil loaf was so time-consuming last year that I’m thinking of simplifying a bit in order to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with the fam.

Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Hazelnuts from the New York Times. Love me some brussels sprouts.

Roasted Winter Squash Salad from 101 Cookbooks. The sweet and zesty dressing on this sounds amazing.

Mushroom Gravy from Whole Foods. I made this last year and it was phenomenal.

Vanilla Mashed Sweet Potatoes from 101 Cookbooks. I hate all things potato, but I’ve been thinking about doing a butternut squash mash (or maybe cauliflower?) instead. I would never think to put vanilla in a mash, but I am intrigued.

Garnet Pilaf from Sprouted Kitchen. This would make a good stuffing too!

Maple Turnip and Carrot Mash from Healthful Pursuit. Another solution to a potato-less mash!

Spicy Green Beans from My Baking Addiction. This looks like an amazing twist on the old classic!

Vibrant Tasty Green Beans from 101 Cookbooks. Ditto. And can you tell I’m a fan of Heidi’s?

Dessert:

Pumpkin Pie with Hazelnut Crust from Good Things Grow. This one looks just so beautiful, and is probably the biggest contender for our table this year.

Brownie Pumpkin Pie from Oh She Glows. I’ve had it on my list for awhile, but my family likes good ole fashioned pumpkin pie. Maybe I can convince them this year to try it with a twist.

Maple Pumpkin Pie from Lexie’s Kitchen. I’ve never had maple in my pumpkin pie before but am majorly craving it for this year. This recipe looks simple and delicious!

Spiked Pieshakes from Knuckle Salad. It’ll be no dice to forego pie completely, but come on… these look amazing. I’m obsessed with the idea and miiiight just make them as post-Thanksgiving snack. I’m on break, after all…

 

Let me know if you have any other ideas or links! I’d love to hear them.

 

Now I’m off to finish this freaking paper- the faster I do it, the faster I can pack up and get home for the week!

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  1. Yum, what great links and what a great spread! Too many ideas

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