I know that it’s been a wild year, but many of us are still trying to hold on to as much of normal as possible, that’s why I am here planning my Thanksgiving dinner just like any other year. I have hosted many, many Thanksgiving dinners, but I still feel like a beginner sometimes. This year I feel like that is especially true considering that it’s been a long time since I have prepared a small Thanksgiving meal.
So, while I am trying to make a fuss about the holiday in order to make wonderful memories for the family, I am also trying to bring that traditional Thanksgiving feeling into my home. I’ve decided that I will be trying to make only the best traditional dishes for Thanksgiving. I think that due to the lack of travel and the other crowd-related type of activities being off of the table this year, I think that food is the way to go on our quest for the most wonderful, traditional Thanksgiving.
Whatever main course you choose, whether it's ham, turkey, or even prime rib, I recommend figuring out in advance what recipe you will be using so that you have all of the necessary ingredients available. Here are some always-popular recipes for main course traditional dishes for Thanksgiving.
Roasted Turkey - Many people cannot even imagine having Thanksgiving without a turkey. If you want to have a delicious, traditional turkey dinner this Thanksgiving, this delicious roast turkey recipe will help you do just that.
Turkey Brine - However you decided to cook your turkey, brining it is an important step! Here’s a great recipe to get that traditional turkey flavor.
Prime Rib - If you are more of a Prime Rib for Thanksgiving kind of family, this melt in your mouth Prime Rib recipe will be a hit.
Ham - Ham definitely tops the traditional dishes for the Thanksgiving list, and for good reason. It’s delicious!
Here are some of our favorite traditional Thanksgiving side dish recipes:
Corn Casserole - If you have not yet tried corn casserole, you are in for a wonderful surprise! I have found that the Handi-Foil stuffing pan is the perfect size for this recipe!
Green Bean Casserole - Green bean casserole is a must-have for many traditional family dinners!
Butternut Squash Casserole - Let’s add one more casserole to the list of casseroles for this year’s traditional Thanksgiving dinner. You can never have too many casserole recipes, right?
Cranberry Orange Sauce - Cranberry sauce is a must-have on the Thanksgiving table, and this is cranberry sauce with a spin!
Butternut Squash Stuffing - If you want a more authentic, traditional style of stuff at your Thanksgiving table this year, check out this Butternut Squash Stuffing recipe. It’s delicious and much healthier than store-bought stuffing.
No traditional Thanksgiving is complete without a delicious dessert (or two). Here are two of our favorite Thanksgiving dessert recipes:
Apple Pie - Is it really Thanksgiving without an apple pie? There is just something about the smell of apple pie in the air that really brings on that comforting holiday feeling.
Pecan Pie - Many of the older generations that I know absolutely require a pecan pie on their Thanksgiving table. This is an easy recipe that will definitely bring a traditional holiday vibe to your celebration.