2014 Thanksgiving Easy Recipe Round-Up

19 Nov

I will probably post a few more Thanksgiving recipes in the next few days, but here is a start – some of our time-honored favorites that are not hard to do, but really celebrate the season. If you want to keep it simple and bountiful, take a look at these suggestions as you make your shopping list and measure how much time and energy you will really have to devote to pyrotechnics.

We are all about being thankful this year, since we’ve beat back cancer and are making it through the economic slowdown and all…so quietly and leisurely is how we are taking it!

Butternut Squash Bisque and bonus pumpkin seed pepitas

Butternut Squash Bisque

Butternut Squash Bisque

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Green Beans– bring the sweetness to the fore

Brine that Bird! (especially if you are getting a farm-fresh, free-range turkey)

bathed in the glow of a Home Depot bucket

bathed in the glow of a Home Depot bucket

Puerto Rican-Style Roast Turkey (pavochón)

And...a beautiful pavochón!

And…a beautiful pavochón!

Turkey Gravy (and a story of salvation)



Leftovers — Festive Turkey Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts

Bright and fun and full of textures

Bright and fun and full of textures


10 Responses to “2014 Thanksgiving Easy Recipe Round-Up”

  1. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide November 28, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

    Great roundup. Hope you enjoyed your holiday.

  2. kathryningrid November 24, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    Here it comes! Thanks for the inspirations. 😀

  3. Karen November 21, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    Great ideas for Thanksgiving. We go to friends and I’m just waiting for a call for what she wants me to bring this year…your soup sounds especially good.

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy November 24, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

      Thanks Karen! We especially like the soup. We are having a small Thanksgiving this year and I considered not doing it, but my parents were adamant that I make it (and a bit horrified that I would suggest otherwise)

  4. mmmarzipan November 20, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Love your Thanksgiving recipes!

  5. Mad Dog November 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    I can’t help thinking that the turkey in a bucket looks like it’s in a womb. It reminds me of Oscar in the Tin Drum. Very cool – Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy November 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

      Oh that’s interesting! I don’t think I’ve ever seen the film,,,but I’ve read the book…..

      • Mad Dog November 19, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

        The film is very good but the book is amazing!

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