I’ve never seen a sausage draped turkey before. Have you?
Anyway, it’s that time of year again when we throw dietary caution to the wind and allow ourselves the luxury of enjoying massive amounts of mouthwatering calorie laden meals without a hint of guilt. And when I think of Thanksgiving dinner, there are certain classic dishes, that if not on your holiday menu yet, should be included. Not because they were invented by famous chefs or include exotic or gourmet ingredients. Actually they’re not very fancy at all. They’re the ones my mom, aunts and grandmothers used to make. And I don’t know about you, but one bite from one of these dishes never fails to conjure memories of fun family Thanksgivings from the past. I think of them as holiday comfort food. Oh, and did I mention they’re super yummy as well?
1. Green Bean Casserole
Mix green beans and Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup, top with crispy canned onion rings and bake. So easy, yet so scrumptious!
Find the full recipe from Campbell’s Kitchen.
2. Baked Sweet potato casserole with marshmallows
This vintage photo doesn’t do this dish justice. A side dish and dessert all in one. Can’t go wrong here!
Check out this tasty rendition from Taste of Home.
3. Cranberry Bread
Coming from New England, I love cranberries in all ways, shapes and forms. And seeing an Ocean Spray can transports me back to Thanksgiving dinner at grandma’s house. She would always crack open a can to serve with the turkey. But one of my favorite recipes is cranberry bread, slathered with butter of course! The combination of tart and sweet, with a hint of orange, is irrisistible.
Ocean Spray has a great classic cranberry bread recipe on their site.
IMO, no Thanksgiving dinner is complete without flaky, featherlight and fabulous popovers, hot from the oven, dripping with butter, of course!
And here’s the original classic recipe from Betty Crocker.
5. Pumpkin Pecan Pie
I forget who in my family whipped up this masterpiece first. But two of my favorite Thanksgiving pies combined into one made me a very, very happy girl and still does!
This delectable recipe can be found here.
So I shared my favorite Thanksgiving dishes and their recipes. What are some of yours?