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Home. Thanksgiving Menu Ideas. One week away from the big day!!!! I’m starting to put together my Thanksgiving menu. Are you wanting to shake things up a bit and try some new recipes? Here are a bunch of Thanksgiving Menu Ideas to help inspire your meal planning: When I was a kid, there were always meatballs at my parent’s friend’s get-togethers. These can be made ahead of time for sure!

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be thanksgiving without my mom’s Baked Artichoke squares. Gahhhhhhhh. You could easily shape this pizza into a flatbread and serve it with your appetizer spread. APRICOTS with BASIL GOAT CHEESE & ALMONDS Don’t they look pretty?! I wrote a post about Creating an Antipasti Platter if you need some help! I was thinking that you could make these into soup shooters & pass them around as appetizers. Or, you can fix up a box of soup with some really fancy toppings. If I get my act together I’m gonna make these this Thanksgiving! Serve fresh flatbread with a cheese plater and you’re golden!

So simple yet BOLD. Da best. 4th of July Menu - What's Gaby Cooking. 20 Simple Weeknight Dinners - Shutterbean. It’s Monday. There’s a good chance you haven’t even thought about what you’re going to eat this week. It’s cool. I too have no idea. I went through some pictures on my phone this morning to find some inspiration and forgot about some of my family’s favorite dinners. Let me inspire you with 20 Simple Weeknight Dinner Ideas: 1. A package of ramen (yes! 2. I think the one pictured above is a hot pastrami sandwich with cheddar, beet sauerkraut and mustard. 3. I grill a flatbread in my panini press and topped it with hummus, sliced tomatoes, fresh mint, feta, salt/pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice and a spritz of olive oil. 4. Really so simple and satisfying.

Find the recipe here 5. A perfect way to relieve the tension from work- CHOP A BUNCH OF THINGS. 6. My family loves this option because (FRIES!). 7. I put everything on one baking sheet in the oven at 400F for about 30-35 minutes with a little glug of olive oil, salt & pepper. Serve with rice. 8. If you have leftover tomatoes, roast them! Healthy Meal Kit Delivery for Families and Kids - One Potato. 9 Genius Shortcuts for Speedier Weeknight Dinners. Steak Mock Frites Recipe. Food52. You're busy. You're on-a-work-call-while-bouncing-a-baby-and-making-dinner Busy, with a capital B. And you still have to make Thanksgiving dinner. Luckily, with the right menu, preparation for the Big Dinner won't take much you longer than an after-work evening at home.

Wednesday evening, before a whole array of beloved (and not-so-beloved?) Relatives trickle into your living room and swarm your kitchen to offer help—and ask for snacks—take advantage of your time alone. 6:00 PM: Start with the Basics You just got home from work: Take some time to ease into your Thanksgiving cooking with the sides—they're similar enough to your weeknight cooking that they won't be intimidating, but traditional enough to get you into the spirit. 8:00 PM: Make Dessert Left: Pumpkin Pudding Pie | Right: Ginger Cookies You have your sides ready! Start by making Pumpkin Pudding Pie, which is crustless and much simpler than a regular pumpkin pie—but just as good! Pro Tip: Your Night-Before Rescue Manual.