Thanksgiving is closer than ever and we have to decide on recipes once and for all! But with so many options cluttering our menus, how to decide which ones are worth doing with Thanksgiving only a few days away?
Simple: we go for recipes that are easy, but elegant. There is a strange belief that the more ingredients you use the more professional your recipe will be, but that’s not true at all. We focus on recipes that are simple at their core, yet sophisticated in execution.
Finally, we’re looking at this in five categories: appetizers, main dishes, side-dishes, desserts and cocktails. Enjoy!
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain
These crab donuts are super straightforward and work as a delicious and unique appetizer before the main courses start being served. Check out the full recipe here!
Cranberry Brie Bites
This delicious appetizer is a lot easier to prepare than it might seem – the total prep time is an estimate of around 35 minutes in total. The toasting part lasts only about 15 minutes and you can make as many as necessary for your guests!
This is your straight-forward, no-nonsense, classic Thanksgiving turkey. There’s still room to give it your special touch with different seasoning and such, but if you’re looking for a simple turkey, this is it!
Spatchcooked Roasted Turkey
This is simply another way to make your turkey that roasts in half the time of a whole one, saving you precious time to work on other recipes. Better yet, it’s easy peasy.
Cheesy garlic mashed potatoes
Mashed potatoes are chill to make, have tons of sustenance, and most importantly, are easy to increment in different ways to make something special. The secret for this one is garlic and cream cheese, which gives it a distinct taste and texture!
What a sight to behold. This simple yet delicious-looking creamed corn takes about 15 minutes to make and it’s sure to impress your guests – you’d be surprised if no one asked for the recipe before the end of the party! And speaking of, learn how to make it here!
Chocolate brownies with salted peanuts
There’s not a lot that needs to be said about brownies – everyone loves brownies! This simple alternative with salted peanuts add that extra touch of Fall to your Thanksgiving dinner and is sure to please everyone.
Easy chocolate mousse
This chocolate mousse needs only three ingredients! It’s a much lighter dessert for guests who ate too much during dinner, but still want a taste of something sweet afterwards.
This wonderfully warm wine cocktail is a mix of red wine, honey, apple cider, and orange (plus a couple other spices to your liking). It’s sure to warm everyone’s hearts after a delicious Thanksgiving dinner!
Apple crisp punch
Finally, this apple cider cocktail is all about Fall flavours, but with a punch of gin to spice it up. It’s sweet, refreshing, and with that touch of gin it does pack quite a nice punch to close the night with style!
How’s your Thanksgiving preparations coming along? Let us know on our Facebook page or at the comments below!