In case you need a little inspiration for your Thanksgiving celebration, I’m going to share some of my favorite recipes for special holiday meals. That doesn’t mean they’re difficult or fussy, they’re simply delicious!
Everyone needs a great start to the day. What will you serve for breakfast? Here are a couple delicious breads:
Cranberry Streusel Muffins
Nutty Orange Coffee Cake
3/4 C Sugar
1/2 C chopped pecans
2 tsp grated orange rind
8 oz. pkg reduced-fat cream cheese
2 (11 oz) cans refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1/2 C butter or margarine, melted
1 C sifted powdered sugar
1 T orange juice
- Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
- Place about 1 tsp cream cheese on half of each biscuit; fold biscuit over cheese, pressing edges to seal.
- Dip biscuits in melted butter, and dredge in sugar mixture; place, curved side down, in a lightly greased 12-cup Bundt pan, spacing evenly. Drizzle any remaining butter over biscuits; sprinkle with any remaining sugar mixture.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until done. Immediately invert onto a serving plate.
- Combine powdered sugar and orange juice, stirring well; drizzle over warm coffee cake. Serve immediately. If you’re fixing this ahead, warm in oven or microwave before serving.
Now some other suggestions for your Thanksgiving Dinner:
are my favorite biscuits. They’re Angel Biscuits done lighter! Now you can have another piece of pie!
are my favorite rolls. You can make them ahead of time and stick them in the freezer to bake on Thanksgiving Day! So easy!!
is a great salad that is also made ahead of time. It has all the cranberry goodness that a Thanksgiving dinner needs!
Another easy Cranberry relish is to simply pour a can of Whole Berry Cranberry sauce into a pretty dish and break it up with a spoon. Top with a drained can of Mandarin oranges, then topped with chopped walnuts. So easy and so good!
Here a few of my favorites:
Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes
make for an easy way to cook the potatoes while the turkey is in the oven. You’ll mash them after they’ve been in the crockpot and just before it’s time to eat. Leaving mashed potatoes in the slow cooker will make them runny…not the best. But the instructions on the page I’ve linked makes it super simple and delicious!
Kentucky Derby Pie
is our family tradition. Someone might die if this isn’t on the counter when it’s time for dessert!
I’ve shared LOTS of pumpkin recipes you can search here on my blog, but among the favorites for most people is the Pumpkin Roll.
My recipe shows step by step instructions. You can do it!
An easy cake is the Pumpkin Crunch Cake
. It comes together in a few minutes and will remind you of a pumpkin pie in cake form! Yum!!
Whether you’re doing the whole meal or just bringing a dish for the meal, you can cook with confidence with any of these recipes! You know what else will help? Pray and ask the Lord to help you make the most of your time, your resources and your heart!
Whatever your plans are for Thanksgiving, I pray you will give thanks to the God Who allowed you the blessings you enjoy. He is a God who loves you and has given His Son so you can enjoy more than a happy turkey day – He wants you to enjoy a personal relationship with Him and an eternity in heaven through trusting Christ as your Savior. What joy He brings to my life every day!
With love and blessings from my country kitchen,