You burned the biscuits, over-salted the green beans, and your little brother just announced he’s bringing home five extra fraternity brothers for a dinner that starts in two hours. If you’re looking for a couple of last-minute side dishes to serve at your Thanksgiving table, we’ve come to the rescue with seven recipes that can be whipped up in 30 minutes or less. More
Topic: Thanksgiving recipes
Potlucks are great (especially on holidays) because you’re only responsible for a little piece of the dinner puzzle — though this makes it easier to leave things to the last minute (or the kindness of the prepared foods section at your local grocery store). And potlucks also bring theÂ pressure to measure up to or show up other potluck contributors. But we’ve got you covered on both fronts with this last-minute Thanksgiving recipe roundup. Behold: 9 healthy-ish Thanksgiving sides, snacks and deserts that will impress your foodie friends without requiring a ton of time or culinary skill. More
What’s great about Thanksgiving? Lots of things, but pumpkin is one of them. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin casserole and pumpkin desserts. All of which taste great, but are not always easy to make if you’re going vegan. So we did a little digging and found five pumpkin-inspired desserts for Thanksgiving that are all sans dairy. Even if you’re not vegan, you have to admit, these look pretty awesome. Take a look: More
With more and more evidence that eating sugar is just plain bad for you, we’re always thinking of ways to cut back on the sweet stuff. The holidays are traditionally a time for indulgence (cue the customary “Whew,I need to unbutton my pants” comments) but this year, why not make a few of your customary dishes sans sugar? From pies to sides, we found the best Thanksgiving recipes that leave out the refined sugar. These healthier options are better for your health, better for your waistline, and better for your sweet little diabetic grandma. More
The rising cost of food means Thanksgiving will be more expensive this year. In fact, your holiday meal will run you about 13% more than last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. That may not sound like much, but every dollar adds up (especially when the pressure to start shopping for Christmas begins the next day). Your turkey alone (for an average 16-pounder) will likely add an extra $4 to your feast. So how do you put on a delicious, festive meal for less? We have a few suggestions. Take a look:
Who says eggnog is only for Christmas-time? For Thanksgiving this year, why not treat yourself and your guests to a little pumpkin-flavored eggnog (spiked with rum, of course!). Served warm or on-the-rocks, here is a simple and delicious recipe you can try. We’ve even tweaked it to make it a bit healthier: More
Thanksgiving may make you thankful for everything in your life, but dealing with the post-dinner food coma and bloat and weight gain can make you less than thankful for overeating–especially all of the seconds and thirds of unhealthier helpings like gravy, casseroles and pie. That’s why all of the Blisstree writers decided to give you a roundup of our favorite simple and healthy Thanksgiving recipes. Some of these have been in our families for years, and some are new favorites–but either way, you might just find something different for your feast this year.
We don’t usually have a problem polishing off our Thanksgiving leftovers, but if you’re stuck with pounds of turkey and sick of making sandos with cranberry sauce, there’s no shortage of other ways to use up your surplus meat. We scoured our favorite recipe sources for the best Thanksgiving leftover ideas, and discovered more ways to use up our turkey, cranberries, and mashed potatoes than we’d ever thought possible.
Here’s what’s happening to leftover turkey and stuffing around the Web:
3. Food & Wine consulted chef David Chang for recipes using holiday leftovers, and he came up with unusual combinations like mashed potato spring rolls and braised soy-brown sugar barbecue turkey legs. More
Along with the emotional scars, food comas, and tight-fitting pants, youâ€™ll be left with a ton of leftover bird. But that doesnâ€™t mean you have to resign yourself to meals of cold turkey sandwiches and turkey pot pies for the next two weeks. (Not that thereâ€™s anything wrong with them.) To keep things a little more interesting after turkey day, we found ten surprising and inventive recipes to spice up your leftover meals â€” before itâ€™s time to gain yet another ten pounds at Christmas.
Blisstree Associate Editor Caroline Sloan on ten good food ideas you can put into practice today, from her post: Thanksgiving Gallery: 10 Surprising Recipes for Leftovers That Top Cold Turkey
Long solitary walks, turkey trot races, iPods, iPads, pretending to have swine flu, baking for hours, saying you have to go upstairs to do some â€śwork,â€ť generous amounts of alcohol, pretending to watch football, anti-anxiety meds: All are perfectly valid ways to get through Thanksgiving weekend when you have a house full of challenging relatives and guests who overstay their welcome. (Or perhaps youâ€™re being held hostage at Aunt Pollyâ€™s house for the weekend.) Either way, you can combine one or two of these excuses (I highly recommend alcohol) with my gallery of ten classic movies I watch over Thanksgiving to escape all the family melodrama â€” albeit temporarily.
Blisstree Editor-in-Chief Christine Egan on ten classic Hollywood flicks you really should check out this holiday weekend (even if you end up having to watch them with relatives), from her post: Gallery: 10 Classic Movies I Watch Over Thanksgiving to (Temporarily) Escape Family Melodrama
You already know the â€śgoodâ€ť items on the Thanksgiving table: White-meat turkey, cranberry sauce (ideally not the gelatinous kind), sweet potatoes (bad marshmallows!), and non-bastardized vegetables (and not drowned in melted cheese). The killers â€“ and yes, in large volumes they are killers â€“ include stuffing (so good, yet soooo bad), dark meat, turkey skin, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, and any creamed vegetables or those given the casserole treatment. What you may not know is that the difference between a good plate and a bad plate can be enormous. A good meal will hover around 400 to 600 calories â€“ including wine and extras. The killer? Multiply that number by three or four.
Lauren Slayton on the unhealthy perils (and healthy pleasures) of eating on turkey day, from her post: Thanksgiving Food Coma: Are Smart Eating Choices Possible on Turkey Day? Foodtrainers Nutritionist Lauren Slayton Weighs In