Thanksgiving Sides and Sweets: A Recipe Round-Up

17 Nov

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. No gifts, just massive food, and a chance to give thanks for all that we have. Given how very fortunate my family was through the storms – Sandy and the nor’easter, the grateful feelings are particularly sharp.

Walnut Toffee Triangles (they freeze beautifully!)

The sides I include here are all from previous posts and are meant to give you simple solutions to plugging holes in your menu. This blog is called Hot, Cheap & Easy, and these recipes – made from basic ingredients, easily obtained — exemplify this (except maybe the Butternut Squash Bisque, but that is mostly made-ahead so I think I can be forgiven on that one).

As I say to my classes, “KISS, KISS, KISS: Keep It Simple, Students!” These recipes help me practice what I preach! I expect to be posting more Holiday recipes in the next week, but this is a good start for shopping this weekend.

Incredible Restoration Farm squash – LOOK at that color

Butternut Squash Bisque

Butternut squash soup (with bonus pepitas – roasted squash seeds)

Dots of gravy

Turkey Gravy

From our very own garden!

Roasted Green Beans

Oven Fried Sweeeeeeet Potatoes

Oven-Fried Sweet Potatoes

Adriana’s Roasted Choux de Bruxelles (I am sure this is outrageously bad spelling!)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts – Sauteed and Sassy

A leftover that will leave you happy!

Festive Turkey Salad

Walnut Toffee Triangles (will keep in the freezer for weeks! Make enough for the Christmas/Hanukah period too!)

Walnut Toffee Triangles

Apple Crisp – we will be doing this one a la mode this year. I remember thinking “a la mode” was the height of sophistication when I was a kid.

Apple Crisp

8 Responses to “Thanksgiving Sides and Sweets: A Recipe Round-Up”

  1. School Bites (@school_bites) November 19, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    Yum yum yum!!!!

  2. chefconnie November 18, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    Walnut bars…yummy!

  3. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide November 18, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    This is a great roundup. The recipes are tasty and inventive. But something’s wrong with that plate. What’s all the white space. It could easily hold 5 times more!

  4. Mad Dog November 17, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    It’s particularly poignant, where you live, this year. I’m looking forward to seeing what you eat on the day ūüôā

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