Thanksgiving is fast approach. Thanksgiving begins a non-stop eating frenzy that runs through until New Year’s Day. Are you overwhelmed thinking about what to serve for Thanksgiving dinner? Does the meal scare you? What side dishes should you make? Do you need help coming up with dinner ideas? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, continue reading my Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas and Recipes.
I have looked high and low in search of easy, fast, inexpensive and simple meal ideas and recipes just for you! These recipes can be used for any holiday, or even just a Sunday dinner! You will hit a home run using any of these Thanksgiving decorating ideas and recipes.
Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas and Recipes: Getting Ready
Thanksgiving Table Decorations: Recycle/Repurpose to Create Them – by Mary Martin.
Before the company arrives, you want to decorate your table. This article makes use of an item you probably have in your home, a brown paper bag.
Thanksgiving Decorations: Pine Cone Turkey Kids Crafts – by Linda Louise Johnson.
Leave it to Lindy Lou to come up with some unique ideas for the kids. Get out the pine cones and glue and let them have fun!
Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas and Recipes: Appetizers
Bacon and Cheese Filled Bread Spread – by Killeen Gonzales
This very easy to make recipe can be used for an appetizer at any up the upcoming holidays. If you love bacon and cheese, this one is for you.
Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas and Recipes: Soup
Old Fashioned Tomato Soup – by Shirley Norling
Hot soup on a chilly day, this tomato soup will make your quests feel warm and cozy!
Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas and Recipes: Side Dishes
Crock Pot Recipes: 5 Side Dishes for Holiday Meals – by M.S Beltran
These side dishes won’t tie up your stove or oven. Borrow a crock pot or two from friends if you have to and give them a try.
Holiday Side Dishes – by Angela Coleman
Angela has a nice variety of southern inspired side dishes. The glazed carrots sound easy and delicious!
Fast and Delicious Mashed Butternut Squash – by Abby Greenhill
A simple and tasty side dish that everyone will love.
Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas and Recipes: Turkey
Since many people already have a favorite way to prepare turkey, I will leave that to your discretion. I have, instead, provided some recipes for leftover turkey that will sure to please.
Turkey Casserole – by Catherine Spencer.
Catherine provides a tasty way to use leftover turkey that your family and friends will enjoy.
Leftover Turkey Recipe: Turkey Pot Pie – by Wendy Dawn.
I love pot pies so I will probably use this one soon.
7 Leftover Road Turkey Ideas – by J. Ellen Fedder.
I bet you will find one or two of her ideas to your liking using turkey leftovers for everything from soup to salads to sandwiches.
Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas and Recipes: Desserts
Easy Apple Crisp Dessert – by Abby Greenhill
You can make this one the day ahead. It is so easy you can probably get the older kids to help with this one.
Easy Strawberry Desserts – by Lois Lunsford
We usually think of strawberry desserts for the summer. Since most people love those luscious berries, and the food stores sell them all year, why not use them at holiday time too!
Mom T’s Devils’-food Cake Recipe from Scratch – Easy – by Sherry Tomfeld
Chocolate cake is my favorite, so I searched for one that sounded the best, and this is my choice. I can’t wait to make it!
Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas and Recipes: Turkey Storage
Do not leave stuffing inside the bird. Remove it as soon as possible and refrigerate the leftovers.
If you don’t plan to eat the leftover turkey the next day, you can freeze it for future use.
Do not leave the turkey sitting out on the counter for hours, it needs to be refrigerated. If you need something large for storage, wash out the roasting pan and store the bird in it in the fridge.
I hope my Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas and Recipes will give you some inspiration for your holiday meal. Share what you have with others and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.