While I didn’t grow up celebrating Thanksgiving, I was quick in adopting this holiday after moving to the US, since how can you not celebrate a holiday that revolves about food and spending time with your friends and family? I think every country should have a Thanksgiving holiday 🙂
I’ve been cooking Thanksgiving meals for a few years now, and I do have some favorite recipes, but not all have made it to the blog yet. This year I will be having some friends over, but thankfully one of my American friends is in charge of the turkey, since there is no way the big bird will ever fit into my tiny convection oven 🙂 I will be in charge of making pie and an assortment of sides. Bellow I summarized a few recipes that you might find useful when preparing your holiday meal.
Best pie ever: Pecan Bourbon Pie
But if you prefer pumpkin: Pumpkin Mascarpone pie
This year, I an thinking about combining the two and giving this Pumpkin Pecan Pie recipe a try.
For a slight twist on the green beans casserole (which I’ve actually never eaten so I am inclined to think its popularity is on decline :-)), here is a recipe that combines corn and green beans and one with a Mediterranean twist.
Another favorite recipe that hasn’t made it on the blog with pictures, is this Sweet Potato recipe from Smitten Kitchen that works as a great appetizer. If I’ll have enough time I may give this Momofuku’s Brussels Sprouts fish sauce vinaigrette a try.
A lot of these recipes are pretty easy to make, so keep them in mind if you need to save your side dishes 🙂
I hope everyone will have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I hope to post successful variations of the pecan pumpkin pies and maybe a new Brussels Sprouts recipe after the holiday 😉