Open Thread: Thanksgiving Eats

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Good god. Thanksgiving is a week away and I’ve yet to come up with some fresh ideas. Dad Gansie will take care of the bird, but I need to thrill our guests with sides.

Here are some recipes I’ve spied and might try. Please add in your favorites or new recipes you’re giving a spin around the stove this year.

Thanksgiving 2010 – Tryouts

Beet Carpaccio
Would make for a fab presentation.
[NYT/Minimalist]

Carrot, Olive and Feta Salad
Feta!
[Make It Naked]

Cauliflower and Parmesan Cake
I needed one egg dish in there.
[Smitten Kitchen]

Fried Brussel Sprouts
At least one dish wouldn’t use butter.
[The Food in my Beard]

Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts and Dried-Cherry Vinaigrette
My brother makes really great green beans.
[The Bitten Word]

Lemony Brussels Sprout Slaw
Apparently raw is in this year.
[NYT/Minimalist]

Quinoa with Pine Nuts and Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette
Is it too much to serve both grains and potato dishes?
[Sassy Radish]

Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with White Balsamic
Cooked crudite.
[Bon App]

Roasted Chipotle Acorn Squash
Simple squash. In case I’m super hungover.
[Joelen’s Culinary Adventures]

Roasted Cranberry Sauce
Because I will win the fight with Dad Gansie and there will be no jarred crap this year. Plus he adores Nick .
[Macheesmo]

Spicy Cauliflower with Sesame
Spice should never be forgotten.
[101 Cookbooks]

Squash Gratin with Poblanos & Cream
Cream is a requirement in at least one dish (besides mashers.)
[Food & Wine]

Sweet Potato and Sage Gratin
Death to marshmallows.
[The Kitchn]

Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Goat Cheese
Goat cheese!
[Smitten Kitchen]

White Bean-and-Black Olive Crostini
Are appetizers necessary?
[Southern Living]

Photo credit: flickr user Muffet

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12 comments

  • RG November 18, 2010  

    Made this last night, with the addition of a bunch of sauteed kale and a bit more cheese than is strictly called for in the recipe: http://www.wearenotmartha.com/2009/10/roasted-butternut-squash-with-caramelized-onions-gorgonzola-and-crispy-fried-sage/.

    It was fantastic and very Thanksgiving-appropriate.

  • BS November 18, 2010  

    re: Quinoa with Pine Nuts and Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette
    Is it too much to serve both grains and potato dishes?

    first of all, you do not need to use the words “too much” with Thanksgiving. That is not a concern on this day.

    second — do you think this could be adapted as a sort of yuppie take on stuffing? I’m thinking quinoa and pine nuts inside the bird.

  • erica November 18, 2010  

    no such thing as too much carbs, esp. during the holidays!

    i’m going to try my hand at a vegi turducken this year. tempeh (+white bean) sausage core, tofu as-yet-undecided middle layer, and seitan also-undecided outside layer. we’ll see how it goes!

  • dad gansie November 18, 2010  

    wow!!! can a borrow a cows stomach for all this food
    yea… Nick & betsy are great….no can, fresh cranberries,water, orange zest, sugar,and final touch some rum

    TO ALL ESER’S ::::::: HAVE A SAFE, FUN TUKRKEY DAY HOLIDAY IN GOOD HEALTH, MIGHT AS WELL AS ADD ALL THE UP COMING HOLIDAYS AND NEW YEAR’S TOOOOO

    PS;; GANSIE WILL NEVER FAIL TO LET YOU KNOW OF ALL HER DELIS DISHES SHE FINALLY DECIDED ON….ASK HER HOW CLEAN UP WENT???

  • gansie November 18, 2010  

    dad – which few links do you like the best? i can’t decide!

  • dan November 19, 2010  

    As awesome as my b-sprouts were, I wouldn’t really suggest frying on tgiving… unless your already frying a turkey, then just toss some brussels in there with the bird. HA

  • Jessica November 19, 2010  

    Just posted this…Thanksgiving Pizza: http://www.kohlercreated.com/blog/?p=8793

  • winger14 November 20, 2010  

    stef, we should try the spicy cauliflower one but they all seem pretty good to me

  • Krissy @ make it naked November 21, 2010  

    Thanks for the mention. The roasted carrots, olive and feta is really so good and easy. The feta makes it betta. Let me know what you think if you end up making it! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Nick (Macheesmo) November 21, 2010  

    Haha. Thanks for the link. That’s an impressive try-out list!

    You, Dad Gans, and all of Clan Gans have a great holiday!

  • Borracho November 22, 2010  

    Obviously the only logical solutions is to make all the recipes listed

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