This month has by far been my busiest month of the year. With it being Epilepsy Awareness Month, my current attempts to come off of my medication, not to mention Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and to top it all off, I have to move into a new place by the end of the month! It just seems like everything geared up all at the same time. Don’t get me wrong, while it’s been a super busy month, I’ve really enjoyed all the creativity it’s forced out of me and it’s been a lot of fun.
For this post, I wanted to include the Top 10 recipes I have that are related to the big meal later on this week. That way, you won’t have to go searching the site on your own. All the recipes are housed right here in a nice organized fashion. You’ll find everything here from Roasted Winter Squash Soup and Fire Roasted Sweet Potatoes to the Turkey and Gravy with Cranberry Sauce and even two different twists on the classic Thanksgiving pies; Pecan and Pumpkin. We’ll, that’s enough of me going on. Check out these awesome recipes below that are sure to put smiles on your friends and family’s faces on the big day. For all recipes, either click on the image or the recipe name.
Appetizers and Side Dishes
Roasted Winter Squash Soup ~ This has been a Thanksgiving staple in my house for as long as I can remember. It was already paleo to begin with, but I just added my own twist on it. The browned sage butter is amazing.
Pumpkin Bacon Soup ~ I made this for the first time when I was home for an elk hunt. It just seemed like a natural combination and it is now one of my favorites. The flavor is incredible where you taste pumpkin at the beginning and then it finishes with a nice smokey bacon at the end. My girlfriend sums it up perfectly when she said: “This soup is like Fall in my mouth!”
Brussels Sprouts and Bacon ~ This dish is my attempt to restore the good name that is Brussels Sprouts. There’s really nothing quite like these beauties especially since they’re roasted with shallots and bacon.
Fire Roasted Sweet Potatoes ~ These are my answer to mashed potatoes. While I love me some mashers, I really like roasting potatoes as well. The great thing about these is you can cut the sweet potatoes any way you like: cubed, chopped, or my favorite for Thanksgiving, scalloped.
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus ~ This is another family staple not reserved for just Thanksgiving. I remember it was the only way I would eat asparagus back when I was younger.
Herb Roasted Turkey with Gravy and Citrus Cranberry Sauce ~ I made this just a few weeks ago and it really is a great way to roast your bird.
Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie ~ My favorite holiday pie (or any pie for that matter) is the Pecan Pie. My girlfriend told me about a southern rendition that includes chocolate. How could that NOT be amazing right?
Pumpkin Pie Crème Brûlée ~ Finally, this is a recipe that I am most proud of recently. I love crème brûlée and in light of the holiday, I really wanted to create a pumpkin pie variation. The main directions call for using a Sous Vide Supreme but don’t worry, if you don’t have one, there are oven directions as well.
That’s it for my Top Ten Thanksgiving Recipes post. I really hope these helped get you in the mood for the big day. If you’re not hosting, hopefully you can make one of these other dishes and really blow people away. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!
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