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Alternatives To The Traditional Thanksgiving Menu

November 9, 2014 | Back Of The House
Alternatives To The Traditional Thanksgiving Menu

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It’s November and time to think about the Thanksgiving menu. Everyone has a sensory memory about Thanksgiving with many different ideas of how to prepare the traditional meal. One thing that remains the same everywhere is that Thanksgiving is an important American holiday and it’s about bringing friends and family together over a large feast.

Much of the food that ends up on the typical Thanksgiving Day table these days comes from a can or box or comes as a pre-made meal brought home from the local grocery. We want to look beyond the traditional menu of sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, jellied cranberry relish, cream of mushroom gravy, and an overcooked turkey, finished with apple and pumpkin pie. We have compiled a list of ideas that focus on alternatives to the traditional dishes that most people are familiar with.

We have four posts leading up to Thanksgiving that will focus on a different part of the big meal:

    • 1st Post- The Appetizers
    • 2nd Post- The Sides
    • 3rd Post- The Bird, Stuffing, And Gravy
    • 4th Post- The Dessert

Look for these upcoming posts finishing up the week before Thanksgiving for ideas to plan your menu with unique dishes for the Thanksgiving meal with our first annual “Alternatives To The Traditional Thanksgiving Menu”.




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