My philosophy on Thanksgiving preparations is to go for simple, comforting, and familiar. If you want to get fancy, get out your nicest tableware and table linens, decorate with a festive centerpiece and maybe focus on one new dish. This year, I’m trying out a butternut squash-apple-cranberry stuffing, and if all goes well, I’ll share the recipe here for next year. In the meantime, if you are looking for another dish to round out your Thanksgiving table, here are some tried-and-true Seasoned Traveler favorites for soup, salad and sides this time of year.
What are your Thanksgiving favorites? Please share in the comments section. Happy Thanksgiving!
Soup: Taste of Autumn Pumpkin & Pear Soup
Salad: Marinated Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Salad with Dill
Sides: Silky Braised Leeks, Roasted Sweet Potato Spears with Nigella Seeds, Roasted Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts, Golden Mashed Potatoes with Leeks
Dessert: Sticky Toffee Pudding with Warm Butterscotch Sauce, Nigella’s Chocolate Cloud Cake
November 25, 2013 at 5:53 pm
Beautiful photos and wonderful recipes x
November 25, 2013 at 8:21 pm
November 25, 2013 at 6:03 pm
What a gorgeous post. I love your Ilex! I just purchased a nice orange branch. Every dish looks fantastic and your soup too. I’m going to go visit your silky braised leek recipe now.
November 25, 2013 at 8:24 pm
Thanks. So I had to google “ilex” – I didn’t know they were the same as holly berries! Yes, I drove by a colorful display of these at a roadside stand for about a week before I decided I needed to get these for a colorful Thanksgiving centerpiece. They are gorgeous, aren’t they? Thanks for telling me what they are 🙂
November 26, 2013 at 1:02 am
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, each dish looks delicious, I love them all. the photo’s are so good.
November 26, 2013 at 11:29 am
You have a wonderful Thanksgiving too! I’m going to check out your stuffing recipe next 🙂
November 26, 2013 at 5:09 am
Love it!! Photos, dishes, everything! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!
November 26, 2013 at 11:30 am
Thanks! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too! Wish I had your decorating skills for my table here – you did yours so beautifully.