Tantalizing Thanksgiving menu items

by Katie on November 22, 2011

My fantasy Thanksgiving dinner would take place on a dining room set such as this.

I have a dream of hosting a festive Thanksgiving feast, attended by a mix of family and friends and a few stragglers who’d otherwise have nowhere to go. But that is down the road, as I happily will be visiting with family this year.

If I were to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner, here are some things I would consider:

This cornbread stuffing with pears and toasted pecans looks amazing. Stuffing is my favorite part of the meal, hands down!

In my experience, Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t typically include a soup course, but if it did, I would love it to be this stunning Ethiopian-spiced pumpkin bisque.

Chef Chloe’s vegetable, tempeh, and rice-based country “meatloaf” looks like a great centerpiece dish, and her other recipes look great as well. A lentil loaf might be nice too, though I haven’t identified a good recipe for that yet (suggestions welcome!).

This stuffed maple tofu looks like a lot of work – and frankly, I haven’t been eating much tofu these days, but it intrigues me as I’m a sucker for all things maple.

This wilted kale salad with cranberries and beets (you have to scroll down a bit to find it) looks perfect for a side dish.

To finish off the meal, I’d serve this pumpkin cheesecake with pecan crunch topping. Yes, I love pumpkins and pecans! Actually, I’m going to make this in a couple weeks when I have some guests over, and I’m already excited about it.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone. I’m thankful for all of you who have read my blog, tried my recipes, and shared your comments with me over the past year.

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